Canadian Scott Cook quit his job teaching kindergarten in Taiwan in 2007 and moved into a minivan. He’s made his living as a troubadour ever since, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, and around the world. The most recent of his 7 albums, Tangle of Souls, comes packaged with a 240-page hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, equal parts introspection and insurrection. The album earned Scott his third Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, and its second single “Say Can You See” was the second most-played song of 2020 on Folk Alliance International’s folk radio charts.
Conor Ryan Hennessy is a singer-songwriter from Salem. He learned to play on a guitar given him by his uncle, and his goal is to play guitar like John Hurt, sing like Ronnie Drew and write songs like Woody Guthrie. His songs reflect his keen eye for observation. He was a New Folk Finalist at the 2023 Kerrville Folk Festival, where he met and impressed Scott Cook.
Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for those age 18 and under. Visit oldslooppresents.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $20 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $40 for families.