"Shane offers up death-defying, acrobatic fiddle precision, soaring through tunes from his beloved Ontario with impeccable clarity."
- Claire Lynch, Multiple Grammy Nominee
A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook leads a joyous and diverse musical journey through fresh, original fiddle tunes and songs on Be Here for a While, the debut album from his band, Shane Cook & The Woodchippers. The band and album are 2022 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Instrumental Group of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year.
Shane Cook & The Woodchippers rely on their deep foundation in the traditional music, song and dance of Ontario for the core of their sound. Yet, their superbly crafted compositions and arrangements sound modern and exhilarating as they draw on styles as broad as Celtic, folk, bluegrass and swing.
Joining Shane as The Woodchippers are: Joe Philips (Jayme Stone’s Folklife/Claire Lynch/NACO) on double bass, guitar and vocals, Emily Flack (Leahy) on piano, vocals and dance and Kyle Waymouth (5-time Canadian National Step Dance Champion) on guitar, tenor banjo, and dance.