Having a Great Time, the title of Ryan Cook’s new CD, could be the refrain of those attending the Christmas blitz concert at the Red Knight in Yarmouth on Dec. 22.
The one-night show features Cook and Cameron Nickerson in a tribute to Merle Haggard & Waylon Jennings.
Cook’s new CD will be available for sale at the show.
Nickerson has performed with alt-country groups the Rockabilly's and Blue Jean River, and will be performing his tribute to Waylon Jennings. He’s offering a pre-exclusive sale for his first full-length CD Detours at the tribute for $10.
Multi-award-winning songwriter Cook has performed many musical tributes to both Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.
On Dec. 22 he’ll perform an entire set of Merle Haggard and other outlaws with the whole show accompanied by a full band.
Cook started his CD launch tour Nov. 2, touring Nova Scotia. In April he’ll be performing in Ontario, followed by the rest of the Atlantic provinces next summer.
Cook says he and his team thought another tribute show was warranted after the warm reception his Hank Williams tribute received.
“Generally people love the sound so much,” he said.
“It brings back a certain nostalgia. We try to recreate the experience of what it would be like at a Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings show.
Two shows will be offered for the event: the early show is 7-10 p.m., a late show is 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Those attending must be 19 or older. All seating is general admission (standing room), with a limited number of tables and seats available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance tickets are valid for admission to either 7 or 10 p.m. performance.
If you go:
Advance Tickets: $15
Tickets available at: Ocean Blue Music (574 Main St, Yarmouth) (902) 742-1676
Red Knight (73 Starrs Rd., Yarmouth) (902) 742-4093
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