“I feel like I’m watching Hank in his prime on a stage that he was no stranger to… I flew to Nova Scotia to experience the magic for myself, and wasn’t disappointed!” - John Walker, Producer -Music City Roots

Ryan Cook began performing as Hank Williams in 2009 when he performed consecutive sold-out weeks of the Maynard Collins play "The Show He Never Gave" in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Having performed at some of the same stages as Hank Williams including the Ryman Auditorium, and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville, TN, Ryan has also studied Hank Williams life through the biographical work of Colin Escott, and The Country Music Hall of Fame.
With his band mates, the Drifting Cowboys, this tribute performance features hits from the greatest country music star of all time, complete with embroidered suits, yodelling and a southern drawl.
To book the Hank Williams Tribute show including the Drifting Cowboys, please contact:
Ryan Cook: ryan@ryancook.ca

"Hey Good Lookin" performed at th'Yarc Theatre in Yarmouth, NS 2014. Video shot and edited by Lynn Hemeon of yarmouthbands.com

“Ryan Cook’s channeling of Hank Williams- his voice and heartache- is a moving experience. A terrific performance by this young artist and his band”- Harry Thurston, Gaspereau Press

"I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow" Performed at th'Yarc Theatre in Yarmouth, NS 2014. Video shot and edited by Lynn Hemeon of yarmouthbands.com

“What’s special about this show is that we have the fabulous voice of Ryan Cook, who has been playing and studying Hank Williams music for years” - Karen Valanne, Live Bait Theatre

Audio clip of "Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used To Do?" & "Moanin The Blues" from 2013 performance at DeCoste Theatre in Pictou, NS. 

Photographer: Wayne Walker

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