Maritime Centre Stage on FX 101.9

This weekend FRIDAY and SATURDAY night at 11pm you can hear me talking with Russel MacKenzie on FX 101.9 Maritime Centre Stage. Spring has Sprung!

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Wrestling with Demons is nominated for Country Album of the Year.

ECMA 2014

Final Hank Williams Tributes

I will be performing my Hank Williams tribute in Atlantic Canada for the last time this May. It has been a lot of fun dressing up and singing Hank’s songs and I am ever grateful to Karen Valanne for taking a chance on me in 2009 when casting at Live Bait Theatre.

Tickets are now on sale for the final performances, the last show of which takes place in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

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The Greater Toronto Area

I’ll be doing some shows near, in, and around Toronto, ON in the next two weeks. If you know of anyone in need of music therapy please have them come to one of these shows.

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Ottawa and surrounding region

Ok, for all those in the lovely nations capital of Ottawa and surrounding area, I’ve got a hot mess of fast and furious dates (by dates I mean concerts) happening over the next 10 days. HERE THEY BE SON:

Check to the right hand side and scroll down for many more details:

Thurs March 6 – D’arcy McGees- Kanata, ON 6-8pm
Fri March 7th – The Barley Mow Brockville, ON – 8pm
Sat March 8th – Quinn’s Ale House, Ottawa, ON – 3pm
Sat March 8th – Finnigan’s Road House, Renfrew, ON -9pm
Sun March 9th -The Good Food Co-Carleton Place, ON6pm
Tues March 11th – The Ravines – Ottawa, ON -4pm
Fri March 14th – Bateau Royal – Portage Du Fort, Que -7pm
Sat March 15th – The Thirsty Beaver – Pembroke -3pm
Sat March 15th – Santa Fe Grill & Bar – 8pm


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Ontario March 2014

I’ll be returning to Canada March 6th to begin my 2014 schedule, which starts in Ontario. Looking forward to some new venues and shows with Lynne Hanson! See you all soon~

Look to the right side of this page for a list of upcoming dates and times ≥≥≥≥




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Wrestling with Demons was recently nominated in the upcoming East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) 2014 Conference and Awards Banquet. The album was nominated for Country Recording of the Year amongst some of my good country friends. You can check out the list of other nominees in this category below. As far as I know voting is NOT open to the public.

Thanks for your support and hospitality,


Country Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Country

·       George Canyon – Classics II
·       Meaghan Blanchard – She’s Gonna Fly
·       Ryan Cook – Wrestling with Demons
·       Tonya Kennedy – He’s Everything You’re Not
·       Whitney Rose – Whitney Rose

The Candy Show – Wednesday February 19th

Hot Times! I will be appearing on TELEVISION on The Candy Show February 19th!
Mark your calender for WEDNESDAY Feb. 19th 10pm EST/ 11pm AST on APTN and APTN HD channels.
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1610034_601701669885412_774043832_n – Now a No Phone Zone!

After 7 long years, I have parted ways with my mobile phone.

I am going to attempt to spend the next year of my life without a cellular phone to see if it improves my well-being.

If you are one of the many folks who had my number and you txt or call please don’t be offended- I won’t respond. I can still be reached at any of my 4 email addresses, Skype, Facebook page or profile, Twitter, or if all else fails you can check my schedule at and track me down in person.

You are also welcome to send me an old fashioned letter via Canada Post. (My address is posted on the back cover of Wrestling with Demons)

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Flyin’ Ryan


Another year

The time has now come for me to take my annual break from touring/performing to work on new material and visit some old friends. I thank everyone who came out and supported me in 2013, it was my favourite year of performing thus far. A total of 88 shows in Canada, with only 1 show cancelled due to vehicle malfunction. Not bad considering the amount of money spent on vehicles this year.

I’ll keep you all updated of anything interesting I find in my journeys this winter. I will likely be travelling with Banjo and will share any songs, videos, pictures, or links that I think you might like.

The store is open all winter long if you are looking for a copy of any albums or a Wrestling with Demons shirt. Wrestling with Demons was awarded the Country Album of the Year in Nova Scotia last month and we will see if it can pull in some nominations at the upcoming ECMA’s in Charlottetown, PE (April 2014).

So long for now, and see you in 2014 starting in Ontario at the beginning of March.

Thank you for caring about my music and have a happy new year,



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