Scott was born in the Susquehanna Valley of Central Pa. He grew up fly fishing along Fishing Creek and enjoying country and folk music. Influenced early on by artists like Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens and John Denver, Scott combines well conceived intelligent lyrics with vocal emotion and sincerity and delivers them with a gritty weathered style ala John Prine. In a unique fusion of Contemporary Christian, Americana and Country music, he sings about love and life often drawing from his own life experiences.
Profoundly changed by the death of his kid brother Don in 06 Scott found a deeper purpose in Jesus Christ and his songwriting reflects this change. Almost all of his songs are intended to glorify God and bring listeners to our lord Jesus Christ.
Currently Scott lives in Redwood Falls, MN with his wife Jennifer and their 3 sons.
I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who helped "Walk Toward The Son" reach number one in Country Religious and number four in the Country charts overall this past week. (9/15/09) Thanks so much for your support...it means a lot in a tough business!
Profoundly changed by the death of his kid brother Don, Scott found a deeper purpose in Jesus Christ and his songwriting reflects this change.
Almost all of his songs are intended to glorify God and bring listeners to our lord Jesus Christ.
Currently Scott lives in Redwood Falls, MN with his wife Jennifer and their 2 sons.
Scott was influenced early on by singer songwriters like Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Don Mclean, and Cat Stevens. Much like John Prine and Johnny Cash, Scott's gritty style and weathered vocals rely on emotion and well crafted lyrics to sell his songs.
Scott concentrates on telling stories that people can relate to. His ballads are written about real people and real life. He puts everything he has into his songs both lyrically and emotionally. A huge fan of the late Harry Chapin, Scott's philosophy is best reflected in the Harry Chapin ballad... "You are my only Song". In that song he writes:
"I'm so hoarse I can't hit the high notes
Just a whisper when I'm low.
But when you sing from the inside
You hope that something shows."
" If I can write a song that touches someone in the audience and I make a connection with that person on some level and the song moves that person to feel something...then as a singer songwriter I feel I've done my job. It's a great feeling when that happens"