William Prince with Special Guest Scott Cook
October 6, 2018 | 7 pm
We are opening our 2018/19 season with two of Canada's most engaging singer songwriters. William Prince is a JUNO Award-winner whose music is full of emotionally charged experiences that linger in memories. Raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, William has been honing his craft since the age of nine when he first picked up the guitar and piano. His biggest inspirations include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and most significantly, his preacher and musician father. From ruminations on life and love’s little treasures to tales of everyday homegrown heroes, the music of William Prince unfurls like a classic campfire story, midnight road trip conversation, or well-worn, dog-eared novel passed down through generations. Each line delivered in his dusky baritone evokes a journeyman, troubadour spirit buoyed by stained glass soul with the gusto to reach steeple-size heights. “To me, singing is like catching my breath,” he states. “The pace of everything around me slows down, and I’m able to be present in whatever moment I’m in. I like to capture that slow burn. It’s like a Woolly mammoth walking through deep snow. That’s the feel of my music. It might be a little cold, but it’s hopefully warm throughout. There’s a power in subtlety—which I try to capture.” Visit William's website here.
Opening this show will be Scott Cook. A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton's Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over a decade touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth DIY release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers." Cook is one of the hardest-working troubadours on the road today, averaging over 150 shows and a dozen festivals every year since 2007. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world. Visit Scott's website here.
Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door available online at the link below or in person at Upper Canada Playhouse Box Office and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors, and please check their websites for their hours. All tickets are non-refundable. If you are ordering online, tickets will be mailed to you (except in the final week before a show date, we will hold these for pick up at the door). Please note, online sales close the day prior to shows, whether or not we are sold out. Shows that are sold out will be posted here and on our Facebook page - otherwise come on out and get your tickets at the door, even last minute decisions can be great decisions!