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a secret streetcar concert with scott cook
September 5th @ 8pm
We will board the beautiful Edmonton Streetcar at the Artsbarns behind the Old Strathcona Farmer's market at 8pm sharp (please be there by 7:45pm).
The streetcar will then drive us to the middle of the high level bridge where will be pause and enjoy Scott's beautiful music and stories, high above the North Saskatchewan river on a summer's evening.
Scott Cook will be playing with his band the Second Chances, which isMelissa Walker on upright bass and harmony vocals and Bramwell Park on banjo, mandolin, guitar and harmonies.
TIX: There are thirty four tickets. They cost $30 each. (breakdown: streetcar costs $500 for two hours, organizers take a small cut and the rest of the money goes to the artists.
A Word on the Price: $30 is steep for a show. Last year we charged $20 and would have preferred to keep it at that price but the fees for the streetcar rental went up substantially. In order to pay the musicians what we want to, we needed to increase the fees.
But also, these concerts are truly one-of-a-kind in a beautiful intimate venue. To have high quality live music shows on a 100-year old streetcar, on a 100-year old bridge over a majestic river, at sunset is - as far as we know - done nowhere else in the world. The $30 per ticket covers the price of the ride and decent pay for the musicians. We think it's entirely worth it. We hope you will too.
Edmonton, Alberta's own prairie balladeer Scott Cook is a tirelessly traveling songwriter who brings honesty, humour, years of roads and a deep love of humanity to his songwriting and storytelling. His straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, country and soul influences, whether stripped down to fingerpicked acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, and foot percussion, backed by his 5-piece electric band The Long Weekends, or in the company of his acoustic trio the Second Chances. He has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, traveling the continent while living out of his van, and is currently touring in support of his fourth solo album, One More Time Around, which Canada's premier roots music magazine Penguin Eggs calls "as much a manifesto as a musical work," teeming with "wry observations and hopeful life lessons." Music, photos and hobo travelogue can be found on http://www.scottcook.net.
When & Where
Edmonton Streetcar Shows
Great Small Shows on top of the high-level bridge.