Mixing classic country music with cutting modern satire, Canadian Ryan Cook has forged a sound that lies somewhere between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool north American country. His acoustic live show combines thumb-picking guitar styles, original folk and country ballads, and vintage music from the 1940s and 1950s. Ryan’s fourth album Having a Great Time reveals an appreciative homage to twin fiddles and the island sounds of Hawaiian steel guitars.
Ryan is bringing his fusion sounds to Shipton Village Hall on Much Wenlock Road TF13 6JU on Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm. For tickets, £10/£5, call 01694 771790.