Scott Cook, a Canadian troubadour, will perform Friday in Port Townsend.

Scott Cook, a Canadian troubadour, will perform Friday in Port Townsend.

Canadian performer at Port Townsend’s Northwind Arts Center on Friday

PORT TOWNSEND — Northwind Arts Center will welcome Canadian troubadour Scott Cook at 7 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $15 from or at the door at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Cook has managed to distill the stories collected throughout 11 years touring across Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere into straight-talking, keenly observant verse, according to a press release.

Road-worn, honest and deeply human, his tunes weave threads of folk, roots, blues, soul and country over spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements, organizers said.

His fourth 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 U.K. Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him “one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers.”

In 2017, he released his sixth album, “Further Down the Line,” earning his second Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, for English Songwriter of the Year.

Cook has averaged more than 150 shows and a dozen festivals every year since 2007.

All the hard miles notwithstanding, he said in a press release that he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

For more information, contact Northwind Arts Center at 360-379-1086 or email [email protected]

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