Nashville singer and songwriter Elizabeth Cook is a pure product of the Grand Ole Opry. Bringing to mind the traditional lilt and sass of Dolly Parton, her loyalty to old-time honky-tonk and weeping country ballads has been hard to shake off since her 2002 debut, “Hey Y'all.” More likely to be the next Loretta Lynn than the next Faith Hill, Cook has established a healthy niche outside the borders of the mainstream radio players with such tunes as “Don't Go Borrowin' Trouble” and “Sometimes It Takes Balls to Be a Woman.” On the road in support of her recently released album, “Welder,” Elizabeth Cook is scheduled to perform at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Wednesday, May 19, at 8 p.m. $15-$20.
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