Scott Cook — Conor Ryan Hennessy opens


Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm

Advance ticket sales are for this concert are closed. Doors open at 7:00, and there will be tickets available at the door. The suggested contribution is $20 for adults, $5 for juniors, and $40 for families. Click here for more information about tickets.



In 2007, Albertan songwriter Scott Cook quit his job teaching kindergarten in Taiwan and moved into a minivan. He’s made his living as a troubadour ever since, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, averaging 150 shows and a dozen summer festivals a year, and releasing seven albums of plainspoken, keenly observant verse along the way. His latest collection Tangle of Souls comes packaged in a cloth-bound, 240-page hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, equal parts introspection and insurrection. The album spent two weeks at #1 on Alberta’s province-wide community radio network CKUA, and earned Scott his third Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, for English Songwriter of the Year. Its second single “Say Can You See” was the second most-played song of 2020 on Folk Alliance International’s folk radio charts, and took top honours for the folk category in both the 2020 UK Songwriting Competition and the 2020 Great American Song Contest. In 2022 he’s touring the album all over North America, believing more than ever that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

Here is a video of Scott performing his song Pass It Along.

Conor Ryan HennessyConor Ryan Hennessy is a singer-songwriter from Salem. He learned to play on a guitar given him by his uncle, and his goal is to play guitar like John Hurt, sing like Ronnie Drew and write songs like Woody Guthrie. His songs reflect his keen eye for observation. He was a New Folk Finalist at the 2023 Kerrville Folk Festival, where he met and impressed Scott Cook.

(this description is largely lifted from an interview in the Everything Sundry music blog — highly recommended!)

Below is a video of Conor performing his song East Palestine Ohio at Kerrville.