Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Ryan Cook and his band The Drifting Cowboys are set to tour their acclaimed Hank Williams tribute show throughout the Atlantic provinces in the coming months. Cook performs over 20 of the country music icon’s best-known songs and will take it to stages in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador over the months of July, August, October, and November 2018.
“As far as I can tell, Hank Williams’s songbook is the most meaningful part of Country Music history, and I love being able to share his unique spirit whenever the opportunity presents itself,” says Cook. “I’ve performed over 50 shows as Hank Williams and it’s always been the most fun I’ve ever had on stage. I am looking forward to sharing these special songs in communities throughout the region over the next few months”.
Cook has been performing as Williams for nearly a decade, beginning in 2009 with several sold-out weeks starring in the Maynard Collins play The Show He Never Gavein Sackville, NB. In that time, he has performed on iconic stages graced by the man himself, including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Ernest Tubb’s Midnite Jamboree, and has thoroughly studied his life and times through biographies, museum exhibits, and more.
Tickets are now on sale for select dates and more to be released in the weeks to come. A full list of tour dates is below and complete details can be found at www.ryancook.ca.
All of Cook’s tour dates have benefitted from the support of Yarmouth Nissan, which has generously provided him with a 2018 Nissan Titan pickup truck for his touring schedule.
Hank Williams Tribute Tour Dates
Jul 25-28 – Chester Playhouse; Chester, NS
Aug 3 – Harbourfront Theatre; Summerside, PE
Aug 4 – Wentworth Recreation Centre; Wentworth, NS
Oct 19 – King’s Playhouse; Georgetown, PE
Oct 20 – King’s Theatre; Annapolis Royal, NS
Oct 21 – The Hall; Parrsboro, NS
Oct 25 – Marigold Theatre; Truro, NS
Oct 26 – Th’Yarc; Yarmouth, NS
Oct 27 – Astor Theatre; Liverpool, NS
Nov 2 – Rotary Arts Centre; Corner Brook, NL
Nov 4 – Jack Byrne Arena; Torbay, NL
Nov 5 – Eastlink Events Centre; Clarenville, NL
Nov 7 – Cottage Hospital; Norris Point, NL
Nov 9 – Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre; Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL
Nov 10 – Donald Gordon Centre; Churchill Falls; NL
Nov 11 – Arts & Culture Centre; Lab West; NL
Nov 14 – Vogue Theatre; Miramichi, NB
Nov 15 – Charlotte Street Arts Centre; Fredericton, NB
Nov 16 – Live Bait Theatre; Sackville, NB
Nov 17 – Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre; Windsor, NS
Nov 18 – Glasgow Square; New Glasgow, NS
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