Summer Kicks: Cooking up folk and soul at Summer Kicks

Edmonton’s Scott Cook and the Second Chances are joined by The Pickups August 1 at 7 p.m. in Spirit Square for Summer Kicks. Photo Submitted

Golden Star Staff

Scott Cook and the Second Chances are making their way from Edmonton, Alberta to Spirit Square in Golden on Wednesday, August 1 to play Summer Kicks with local band The Pickups.

The award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist mines a rich vein of folk soul, and has been hailed as one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers. His warmly-rugged voice and a keen eye for the heart of a song is backed up by his longtime trio, the Second Chances.

Cook has collected stories over the past 11 years touring across Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and many other places, and brings them to life in his music. He has been nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award, and won the folk acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest.

Every year since 2007, Cook has averaged more than 160 shows and a dozen festivals and has performed and showcased at more than 800 different venues and more than 150 festivals across the globe.

This year, Cook is a 2018 Kerrville New Folk Competition finalist, and has sold more than 10,000 albums independently, adding to his extensive repertoire as a Canadian musician.

He is joined at 7 p.m. in Spirit Square next Wednesday, August 1 by local talent, The Pickups, a father and son duo whose harmony is hard to beat. Their songs will keep the crowd moving in between Cook’s sets.

The following week, Wednesday, August 8, will bring Son de Madera, a traditional folk music band straight from the heart of Mexico, who plays with Will Wardwell.

Summer Kicks comes to an end on August 15, so anyone who has been debating going should get out and get dancing at Spirit Square. There are only a handful of performances left until Summer Kicks comes to its annual close.

Just Posted

Widow’s petition demands mandatory training for truckers

Truck driver Stephen Babij was killed in a head on semi truck collision near Revelstoke in 2017

Double Subway robbery along Highway 1

RCMP say the two incidents are most likely connected

Inquiry begins into West Kootenay RCMP shooting death

Const. Jason Tait faces charges in the 2015 shooting death of Waylon Jesse Edey in Castlegar

Town of Golden seeks to stretch funding with beautification grant

In an effort to stretch Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) funding… Continue reading

Golden Rockets make playoffs for first time in four years

The Golden Rockets have scored themselves a spot in the Kootenay Ice… Continue reading

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Kootenay boy, 10, brave in the face of cancer

Fernie Ghostriders vs. Kimberley Dynamiters game to raise funds for young fan fighting cancer

B.C.-Alberta healthcare access issues continue across Kootenays

MLA investigates rumours patient transportation services stop at the border

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

Most Read