James Darrell Scott, known as Darrell Scott, is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be performing at Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (SHAMc) on March 6th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. The son of musician Wayne Scott, Darrell moved as a child to East Gary, Indiana. He was playing professionally by his teens in Southern California.
Later, Darrell moved to Toronto then Boston. He attended Tufts University, where he studied poetry and literature. He has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since about 1995. Darrell Scott has written several mainstream country hits, and he has also established himself as one of Nashville’s premier session instrumentalists. His younger brother, David Scott, occasionally accompanies Darrell on the keyboard.
Multi-Instrumentalist and Singer-Songwriter Darrell Scott mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we do not always get it right, but that is the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred.
Darrell Scott comes from a musical family with a father who had him smitten with guitars by the age of 4, alongside a brother who played Jerry Reed style as well. From there, things only ramped up with literature and poetry endeavors while a student at Tufts University, along with playing his way through life. This would never change.
After recently touring with Robert Plant and the Zac Brown Band (2 years with each) and producing albums for Malcolm Holcomb and Guy Clark and being named “songwriter of the year” for both ASCAP and NSAI, these days ﬁnd him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage hiking along the small river, creating delicious meals with food raised on his property and playing music. As a top American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself in life.
Darrell Scott American Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist Career Highlights:
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song – “Long Time Gone” Dixie Chicks 2003 Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance – “The Second Mouse” 2001 Americana 2007 Song of the Year – “Hank Williams’ Ghost” Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002 NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001 Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: Dixie Chicks, Keb Mo, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Maura O’Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw … Recorded With: Steve Earle, Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jon Pousette-Dart, Ginny Hawker, Malcolm Holcombe, John McCusker, Allison Moorer, Jessie Alexander, Randy Travis… Production: Guy Clark, Susan Werner, Wayne Scott
Opening Act–Joshua Reilly is a also a singer and songwriter currently based in the Tampa Bay area. His Midwest roots shine through in his writing which is best described as a fresh take on the Americana genre. His live performances featuring songs from his 2017 release, ‘Mercy on the Strange’ continue to captivate audiences in central Florida and beyond.
Safety Harbor Art and Music Center is a 501(c) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote knowledge of and education in the fine arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts. All donations are tax deductible and greatly contribute to the arts in our community.
Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (SHAMc) has been a lifelong dream the board of directors as well as the local community. Since acquiring the property years ago, they have transformed it into our dream center – a place where children and the children-at-heart can gather to celebrate art. The masterminds behind the most wonderous architectural structure in the universe are Grant Genova and Dan Carlson. SHAMc is dedicated to all facets of the arts: visual arts, performing arts, musical arts, and more. We are dedicated to promoting the arts in the community. SHAMc is proud to bring American Multi-Instrumentalist and Singer-Songwriters to Destination Tampa Bay™. (Above photo provided by SHAMc)
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