Playing guitar for over 25 years, Scott took a renewed interest in fingerstyle acoustic blues
around 15 years ago. Direct exposure to greats like Roy Bookbinder and Jorma Kaukonen
changed entirely how he viewed old scratchy recordings of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake,
Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, and others, as well as more recent icons like Robert Pete
Williams and Mississippi Fred McDowell. The fascinating art of performing rags, delta, and
country blues, and singing and playing with a unified attack on the audience’s senses, became
the paramount, though daunting focus of intense study.
Scott released his first CD in 2006, titled Fake as the Blue, which made the #32 spot on the
Roots Blues charts in September of 2006. His rousing cover of Robert Johnson’s “3220
Blues”,receiving the most radio airplay, deserves most of the credit. Inspired by this success, Scott
toured and played for the next five years, including five appearances at the Marietta Blues
Competition, opening for Paul Geremia in Lancaster, Ohio, and Johnny Rawls at the Pomeroy
Other commitments and a dramatically slowed economy forced Scott to stop serious touring,
but he never put the guitar down, and is currently enjoying a mature, accomplished style. His
focus is still primarily on making performance reminiscent of the old greats, delivered with a
solid, rhythmic, dynamic style all his own.