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Scott Cook / Press

"There's nothing flash about Canada's Cook. He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children."

David Burke - R2 Magazine, UK

"4 stars. Rich in plainspoken, poetic expression... Unapologetically honest words and music crafted from a keen observer's perspective."

Donald Teplyske - Lonesome Road Review

"4 stars... Canadian folkie Scott Cook is pretty much anonymous in the United States, but the Edmonton-based troubadour deserves to be on your radar. One More Time Around is Cook's fourth album and hopefully will be the one that expands his profile. Armed with a dusty baritone and trusty acoustic guitar, Cook mesmerizes on these low-key but never boring 10 tunes... Highly recommended."

Jeffrey Sisk - The Daily News, McKeesport, PA

"As hard-working a DIY songwriter as any in the game... One of the best songwriters this country has... I believe that over the years this album will prove to be a benchmark in Canadian folk music, as well as a signpost pointing the way for younger artists. I believe that young songwriters will write better songs because of it."

Corin Raymond - Raymond Unrushed

"Lyrically I think he's up there with the likes of Prine or Smither as well as contemporaries like Adam Carroll and (fellow Canadian) Old Man Luedecke. He has a snappy, witty, unpretentious way with words... There's an easy, laid-back feel to the album as if the songs came effortlessly... It has the feeling of someone retelling their favourite stories... incredibly powerful. Remember that Prine fella I was talking about? Yeah, that one."

No Depression

"Lyrics are clear, instruments are tasteful. This is fine, mature writing... The words of Scott Cook are unorthodox and personal and I highly recommend this whole collection."

J.W. McClure - Victory Music, Seattle

"One of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers... beautifully written lyrics, intricate chordal patterns and a refreshing plain-spoken vocal clarity... there isn't a bad song on here. 4 stars."

Emily Saxton - Maverick Country, UK

“4 stars. Without question, the most endearing of folk hippies in this uptight town—a reggae country bluesman whom Willie Nelson would get along with better than pretty much any of us... The music on his new one is pretty, thoughtful, & hopeful—lustful for life & eternally grateful”

“4 stars. Scott Cook has a way with words and melodies that inspires foot taps and head nods... Cook taps into the same sort of spirit that so many ramblers in the past have, and he inspires just like the most famous hobos of yesteryear.”

“Scott Cook has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye for imagery, a healthy dose of humanity, and that unforgettable voice, that at the same time intones the rigors of the road and the most comfortable couch you have ever slept on.”

David Francey - 3x Juno Winner

“Listening to this album is perennially serendipitous – like one is chancing upon a well-traveled old soul by the fireside, whose stripping-away-the-veneer knowledge of the world is never jaded, but always innocent. ”

“This Edmonton story teller can transform a few picked notes on the guitar, uke or banjo into a personal experience. He turns phrases and tells stories that seem to have been passed on from friend to friend since the dawn of time.”

"An undeniable groove and a message of universal love"

"Basically, this is exactly the kind of act you'd be happy to stumble down the hill or through the birches and hear at a music festival... warm like a campfire, familiar like the lake down the road... deep-thinking, introspective stuff"

"Long Way To Wander resonates with a Dylan-esque verve, a Waits-ian post-modernity, Cook baring his soul in public for all to hear... Long Way To Wander represents a huge leap forward for a singer-songwriter who has many more stories to tell."

"Undeniably genuine... Each song is unique but equally as caressing, soothing, and memorable as its predecessor."

"'Long Way To Wander' is an eloquent, finger picked, perfect for Sunday listening record"

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