Ryan Cook is an award-winning East Coast singer and songwriter who's performed with Country purists like Dwight Yoakam, Roseanne Cash, & Travis Tritt. His latest project The Valley Singers combines thumb-picking guitar styles with a rotating cast of harmony singers inspired by American Jazz/Country music from the 1940’s and 50’s.
Defying the standard in cowboy culture, Ryan’s roots range from as far away as Punk Rock & alternative Pop. His progressive take on Americana & Folk music has been called refreshing by critics. His debut Hot Times, sophomore album Peaks & Valleys, and Wrestling with Demons each earned Album of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards. Wrestling with Demons features the two surviving members of Hank Snows' "Rainbow Ranch Boys" Kayton Roberts and Roger Carroll. Ryan Cook has earned three Music Nova Scotia awards and fifteen ECMA/MNS nominations while performing over 800 concerts throughout North America & Asia since 2007.
Together to perform original arrangements like Pretty Sure, Gaspereau Valley and Lulu Lemon, The Valley Singers also pay tribute to hillbilly pioneers Hank Williams, Merle Travis, and Doc Watson.