Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres
Live at New Glasgow Jubilee – 2009
The 2009 New Glasgow Jubilee Festival was my first time performing there. The concert was headlined by Joel Plaskett, Wintersleep, and Jason Blaine.
On this recording I was performing with the Sunny Acres band, a cast featuring Brad Reid on electric guitar, fiddle, and saxophone, Bob McDonald on pedal-steel guitar, George Barkhouse on Bass fiddle, and Jordi Comstock on drums. In the opening song How Drunk I Get, you will hear this mini-swing orchestra really having a great time! Bob McDonald is a wizard on the steel guitar and though he had not rehearsed with us even his mistakes sounded great! I put a lot of work went into these performances. Our live show was influenced by concert recordings of Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadors.
The concert features an early version of the The Boy I never Knew how to be. The song never never translated well without a full band, so I’ve rarely performed it on stage outside of this recording.
Photos by Scott Blackburn.