Merle Travis Tribute!

This Fall I will be performing a musical tribute to the legendary Merle Travis. The show debut’s in Ontario where I will be accompanied by Dylan Watts -a former heavy metal guitarist who has been studying “Travis Picking” since 2012. I am hoping to bring this show to Atlantic Canada in 2015, and still have a couple dates open in Ontario this Fall.

Merle Travis (1917-1983) was an american singer/songwriter from Western Kentucky who is credited with inventing a melodic, rhythmic and percussive guitar technique known as “Travis-Picking”. The same thumb style picking made popular by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel is derived from this “travis picking” technique. We will focus on Travis’s coal-mining ballads, instrumentals, and the popular songs he wrote for country artists in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Please visit ryancook.ca/shows for a list of dates where this show will be presented. Please email ryan@ryancook.ca if you are interested in presenting this show.

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PLAYING IN THE WOODS!!!!

Westfield Community Centre

Coal Shed Music Festival- YARMOUTH, NS (Canada!)

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Saturday Aug 16th poster @ Union Street Cafe by Deep Hollow Print

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AUGUST 2014 TOURING DATES

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Keeping up with the Country Cousins

You can view a photo blog of our adventures on tour this summer by clicking the photo below:

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Kempt Shore Acoustic Music Festival photos

Here is a collection of Vintage RV related photos I took at this year’s Kempt Shore Acoustic Music Festival. All very nice people, and lots of groovy campers. Thank you to everyone I met.

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July 2014 concert listings with Kelly Sloan

I like singing with Kelly Sloan. She is a nice person with a pretty voice.

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Gaspereau Valley Guitar Chords

Here is a video explaining (I’m not a music teacher) how to perform the song Gaspereau Valley on acoustic guitar.

Below is a link to download the lyrics and chords in PDF.

Gaspereau Valley chords & lyrics

CANADA DAY

Come down to the Lahave River and celebrate Canada Day

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