Musical North Shore cousins hosting first performance

Raissa Tetanish
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The Unknown on stage at the Tatamagouche Grain Elevator on Saturday

TATAMAGOUCHE – Two cousins are hosting their first show together this weekend, featuring many original songs.

North Shore cousins, Jake Duggan and Scott Gullen-Cook, also known as The Unknown, will be hosting an acoustic and electric rock and roll show Saturday at the Tatamagouche Grain Elevator, Creamery Road, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Jake Duggan and Scott Gullen-Cook, also known as The Unknown, are performing an acoustic and electric rock and roll show Saturday at the Tatamagouche Grain Elevator.

“I’m kind of nervous,” said Gullen-Cook, 21, who lives in Wallace. “This is my first time playing my own show. We’ve played at a lot of open mikes, but we wanted to do our own show to do what we want.”

The cousins started playing guitar together about three years ago when Duggan, 16, first picked up the guitar.

“I knew Scott played the bass and we like the same music,” said the Bayhead resident about how the two began. “Plus, there’s not a lot of musicians in this area.”

Along with performing their own show for the first time, The Unknown has also released its first album, called Dark Times and features original songs.

“I usually just go for a walk and think about things,” said Gullen-Cook, who does the majority of the songwriting with Duggan adding a song or two. “Usually when something pops in my head, I just write it down. The world is my inspiration.”

The album, said Duggan, came about because the two musicians had a large repertoire of original songs.

“It was all recorded in a garage,” said Duggan. “We did another one before, but this is the first album as The Unknown.”

Saturday’s show at the grain elevator begins at 7:30 p.m., with half being acoustic songs and the other being harder rock. ‘Dark Times’ will be available at the performance.

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

Organizations: The Unknown

Geographic location: North Shore, Wallace, Bayhead

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