Will Scott - Hill Country Blues & Soul-Americana
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Blending blues, Americana, and folk, Will Scott's soulful live performances, and acclaimed recordings, have captivated crowds in the US and Europe for two decades. Playing over two hundred shows a year, his unique voice as roots singer, songwriter, and guitarist keep him full-time on the road.
"Watch Scott work his six-string, and you’ll double, and triple-take as he slaps and picks every note, bouncing his claws off the chiseled surface of his pick-guard... Will Scott’s storytelling lives off those dusty roads where our grandparents grew up, in places where folks who had very little control over their destiny learned how to keep their heads low, stay out of the rain, and still be there sitting on their front porches. Scott’s stories are about people who do the hardest thing anyone can do in this world: survive."
- National Road Magazine, Roadie Award recipient, Top 10 Tracks of the Decade
“Scott is gifted and innovative, a skillful and insightful songwriter with a fantastic voice. Deep and seductive, it adds further emotional resonance to already spine tingling compositions. A commanding performance - I loved him!”
- Americana UK (review of performance at Maverick Festival)
International Blues Challenge semi-finalist 2018 (top 48, among acts from around the world)
"Gifted" - Nashville City Paper
"America's most soulful country blues artist" - Q Magazine
"Once you've heard Will Scott it's hard to forget him... gutsy blues-tinged voice, distinctive guitar style, and soulful songwriting" -The Guardian
"Voice as thick as blood"
- New York Press
"Some of the most innovative pieces of blues songwriting of the year" - Louisville Music News
"One of the most impressive new acts of his kind to come along in quite some time" - Americana UK
"One of the must-see acts for every music lover" - Visit Indiana (Indiana Office of Tourism Development)
Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook, Jolie Holland, Band of Heathens, Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show), Walter Wolfman Washington, Danni Nicholls, Tommy Ramone (The Ramones), Luke Winslow King, David Ball, Tim Grimm, The Hammer and The Hatchet, Cari Ray, Bigfoot Yancey, Matt Andersen, Angela Norris White, Kent Burnside, Baby Gramps, Sam Myers & Anson Funderburg, Preacher Boy, Danny B. Harvey (The Head Cat), and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
Select Festival & Conference Performances
Glastonbury Festival (UK, the world's largest music festival), Folk Alliance International (multiple performances), Virginia Avenue Music Festival (US), Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (US), Maverick Festival (UK), Midwest Music Conference (US), Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival, What's Cookin' Festival, DUMBO Arts Festival (US), Indiana Wine Fair (US), National Maple Syrup Fest (US)