JESSE COOK Premieres “Beyond Borders” with Guitar World; New Album out September 15

JESSE COOK–the acclaimed Canadian-based guitarist, composer, and producer–today (8/23) partnered with Guitar World’s “Acoustic Nation” to premiere thenew single and title track of his upcoming studio album, BEYOND BORDERSClick here to listen to “Beyond Borders.” The new 12-track album streets Friday, September 15 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

Living up to the album’s title, the JUNO Award-winning musician’s new record explores a sonic landscape unfettered by geography, ethnicity and musical styles to forge a unique world music hybrid. The album is available for pre-order now with an instant download of lead single “DoubleDutch” (currently impacting radio) and “Beyond Borders.”

Recorded over two years in Toronto BEYOND BORDERS is the follow-up to 2015’s One World. The new album places COOK in the driver’s seat as he wrote, recorded and arranged the music, creating templates with deep emotional foundations before inviting collaborators to add nuance and shading to the compositions. “Everything on this album comes from my own experience,” says COOK. “I was going through a difficult period in my life and it blew the door of my imagination wide open. I went for a huge sound, without limits. I threw away the rules, trying to find places I’d never been before, and I got there. The sad songs are sadder, the rhythms are more intricate, the sounds mashed up to look at traditional patterns in a new way.”

BEYOND BORDERS is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in COOK’svast and varied catalog which has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall.

Look for COOK to embark September 22on a North American tour encompassing the United States, Canada and Mexico (see all U.S. tour dates below). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:


“Beyond Borders”



“To the Horizon”


“Double Dutch”

“Skip the Moon”

“The Toll”

“Call to Rhythm”

“Above the Rain”

“A mi Nina”

“Wisdom of a Thousand Years”


August 31 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Riviera Maya, Mexico

September 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT

September 23 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY

September 24 – Cary Memorial Hall – Lexington, MA

September 26 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD

September 27 – The Birchmere – Alexandira, VA

September 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA

September 29 – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater – Raleigh, NC

September 30 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC

October 1 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA

October 3 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL

October 4 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL

October 6 – Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 7 – Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL

October 25 – Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC

October 26 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC

October 27 – Cleland Community Theatre – Penticton, BC

October 29 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB

October 30 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB

November 3 – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts – Winnipeg, MB

November 5 – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON

November 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON

November 15 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON

November 16 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON

November 17 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharine’s, ON

November 20 – Grand Theatre Du Quebec – Quebec City, QC

November 21 – Salle Maurice O’Bready – Sherbrooke, QC

November 23 – The Playhouse – Fredericton, NB

November 24 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS

November 25 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB

February 14 – Craterian Theater – Medford, OR

February 23 – Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

February 24 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA

February 25 – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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