“If you’re a fan of Hank, Glen and Merle then this is perfect for you.” – Americana UK
Blending the nostalgia of classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has developed a progressive sound both traditional and innovative. Leaning on the sounds of Western-swing, Bluegrass, Country and Folk, Ryan's songbook reminiscences heavily on the early hillbilly and folk pioneers. On stage Ryan has toured as a solo performer opening for Country purists like Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash, & Travis Tritt. His acoustic live show combines thumb-picking guitar styles, original folk ballads and vintage Country music from the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Off-stage Ryan travels extensively and in 2010 began snowbirding to southern Florida, flying eventually as far as south-east Asia where he found new audiences for his brand of Americana music. In 2017, Ryan will embark on his 4th studio album, exploring the lighter side of highway romance, van culture, and all the high spots of beauty found on the open road. Sign up to the mailing list for album news, pre-order and accompanying tour dates:
Photographers: Lisa MacIntosh, Mark Maryanovich