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Keith Scott

Keith Scott

Keith Scott


There are 3 artists (if not more) that go by the name Keith Scott. Three are mentioned here below. One is from Edinburgh, Scotland, one is a Canadian musician, and one is a blues guitarist & harmonica player from Chicago, USA. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1)Keith Scott is a singer songwriter from Edinburgh, Scotland. He writes songs and then records them quickly on inferior equipment. Its a simple but enjoyable thing to do. Read more on Last.fm
There are 3 artists (if not more) that go by the name Keith Scott. Three are mentioned here below. One is from Edinburgh, Scotland, one is a Canadian musician, and one is a blues guitarist & harmonica player from Chicago, USA. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1)Keith Scott is a singer songwriter from Edinburgh, Scotland. He writes songs and then records them quickly on inferior equipment.

Its a simple but enjoyable thing to do. If you like any of these songs you should consider downloading them and possibly listening to them in a variety of other places... Thanks for listening. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Keith Douglas Scott (born 20 July 1954) is a Canadian guitar player. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with the singer-songwriter Bryan Adams.

He has also worked with Cher, Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, Tom Cochrane, Craig Northey and other musicians. Scott was born in Vancouver, Canada, where his father played jazz piano and his mother sang occasionally. His own introduction to music was playing flute in a school orchestra: anecdotally, it said that he chose the flute because he lived quite far away from the school and did not want to drag a large instrument case around with him. While still at school, he learnt acoustic guitar and, by the time he was 17, he had acquired a used 1960s Fender Stratocaster, which was to become a trademark instrument. Many of his musical influences are also associated with this instrument: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, for example.

During his career, he has used other instruments and recently the Gretsch company produced a "Keith Scott Nashville Gold Top" signature guitar, to Scott's specifications as a thank you to Scott for using his orange Gretsch for the video fo "Everything I Do" filmed in Sherwood forest. Scott formed a band with people he had met at school but quickly found work with better-known bands such as "Bowser Moon", The Handley Page Group and Zingo, playing about 300 shows a year in the then lucrative nightclub scene. As the 1970's were coming to an end, he started doing some recording work for the then-unknown Bryan Adams. This proved successful and within a year Scott was touring with Adams. They have been together onstage ever since. One part of Scott's live career which was particularly demanding was when Adams's band were touring as a 3 piece from 1998 to 2002. He performed all the rhythm and lead guitar work simultaneously, while Adams played bass and the third band member, Mickey Curry, played drums.

In later years, however, the band developed into a 5-piece band, allowing Scott to play lead guitar while Adams plays rhythm. Adams' concerts often allow Scott to perform a "showcase song" to show off his lead guitar skills. Adams stands back and lets Scott go to town on an improvised solo, sometimes involving the use of microphone stands, beer bottles, or other items that can be applied to guitar strings. Examples are songs such as "It's Only Love" and "Touch The Hand".

On very rare occasions, Scott has also performed his own songs at Adams's shows: for example, "You're The Reason I Wear Black", during their tour of Japan during the 1990s. At the Juno Awards in 2006, Bryan Adams described Scott as his best friend. Scott, along with Bryan Adams' drummer, Mickey Curry, and Mark Holden (the founding member of 1980s Canadian rock band Boulevard) created a band called 'The Fontanas.' The band has released a self-titled album. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 3) Keith Scott is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. Singer, guitarist and songwriter Keith Scott has been a part of the Chicago blues scene since 1981. In addition to working with Johnny Littlejohn, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor and Hip Linkchain, Scott traveled the world as part of a distinguished lineup of the Jimmy Dawkins Blues Band in the 1980s and 90s. After honing his guitar style and familiarity with the stage behind Dawkins, Scott embarked on a solo career, presenting his trademark heavy blues in the highly amplified Dawkins' style, as well as forms reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix' Band of Gypsies and Johnny Winter.

While still gigging with his rocking band, Scott has quieted things down on his most recent studio effort, the 10-song WORLD BLUES He has recorded five CDs of original music, and his music has been featured on MTV's "Real World" and "Road Rules" and the Disney Channel. Recently Scott has become a favorite on the college circuit and travels throughout the Midwest to rave reviews. In Chicago he has performed at the Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, Metro, the Chicago Blues Fest, and at Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks games. The shows are open to all ages. Soda, domestic and imported beer, specialty coffee drinks and tea are sold at all Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening programs. Proof of age is required for alcohol purchases.

Keith Scott - Guitar, Vocals, Lyrics, Harmonica Howie Kantoff - Percussion Doug McBride - Second guitars, Producer / Engineer Hometown: Chicago Record label: Dreamday Music About 15 years of great releases Influences: Johnny Winter, Jon Hammond, Skip James Current location: Chicago Press contact: keithscottblues@gmail.com Band interests: continued touring Websites: http://keithscottblues.com http://www.myspace.com/heavyblueskso UPDATED BIOGRAPHY - 04/08/2014 Remarkably versatile, Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott has been working his way methodically up through the blues' ranks since his parents bought him his first guitar at age 14 and his young ears heard Muddy Waters in 1980. Born in White Plains, N.Y., Scott was first exposed to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Grand Funk Railroad. With this sonic baptism, a mind-set and foundation were established for him to explore the realm of blues inhabited by the creme de la creme of Chicago musicians such as Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed and others in that pantheon. Little did Scott know, however, that he would go on in just a few years to actually play with many of the greats of post-war Chicago blues. "I was totally blown away," Scott says of first hearing Waters, adding he was lucky enough to meet this master of the Chicago blues in 1980 while living in Florida. "Meeting Muddy Waters really helped in spurring my interest in playing blues.

My musician friend opened for Muddy on the campus of the University of Florida at Gainesville and he invited me to come and hang out with him." Scott remembers meeting Waters as being, "overwhelming." "He was very cordial," Scott says of the elder statesman. "Then, I met his whole band and partied with them — guys like Matt Murphy and Lovie Lee, Ray Allison, all those guys. I didn't think I'd be in a band until I met Muddy Waters and his band. Then I said, 'I want to be in a blues band.' They were just so stately and well-dressed, and they took their music so seriously.

They seemed like they were gentlemen and they loved what they did." Around that time, Scott also met Bo Diddley, another encounter that had a profound effect on him. "I got to spend some time at Bo Diddley's house in Gainesville, Fla. That time, too, my friend was his bass player. Bo was awesome, totally the coolest guy. He cooked, he had a barbeque and I remember he had a lot of dogs," Scott says. As time passed and Scott became acquainted with the greats of blues through their records and performances as well as personally, the blues crept increasingly into his own guitar playing. "I thought I would learn to play blues, but I didn't really think I'd get this proficient at it," Scott says. By 1982, as the love of the blues consumed him, Scott left Florida and moved to Chicago to become part of the mind-blowing scene the city offered in that era. "My friend said, 'We'll move to Chicago, put a blues band together, play that scene and meet everybody," Scott recalls. They did just that, and for Scott, it worked better than he could have imagined.

Not long after his arrival in Chicago, he was spending his nights at the city's greatest blues clubs, as well as some of its most obscure and down-home West Side haunts, meeting the best of the city's blues talent. "It was pretty incredible," he says. "After I got there, the next thing I know I am at the Checkerboard Lounge and Buddy Guy was there, just hanging around. Junior Wells was there and everybody was real friendly — and it wasn't commercialized at all." With his other blues hangouts being the famed Theresa's on the South Side, B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted and innumerable joints on the West Side, Scott's indoctrination into Windy City music progressed at lightning speed, with him meeting and playing behind legends such as Johnny Littlejohn, B.B.

Odom, Eddie Taylor and Little Milton. These older gentlemen, Scott says, taught him the importance of "just lying back and being a good accompaniest" while serving as a backing musician. He recalls, also, he learned some practical lessons about dealing with the unpleasant, rougher edges of the Chicago blues world. "I played my first gig with Bill Warren, who drummed on Junior Wells' 'Hoodoo Man Blues" album," Scott recalls. "He offered $30 for the gig.

At the end of the night he gave each guy in the band $5. I said, 'Where's my $30?' He said, 'I meant it's $30 for the band!' As his playing skills and confidence grew, so did Scott's resume. He was noticed by Hip Linkchain, who asked him to join his band in 1985 and Scott immediately traveled with Linkchain to Calgary, Alberta, Can. It wasn't long before sly businessman and wizard of the West Side blues guitar Jimmy Dawkins — a friend of Linkchain's — snapped up Scott for use in his own insanely heavy blues band.

Scott's first gig with Dawkins occurred Oct. 24, 1986 when they drove to Miami Fla. to play the Tobacco Road club. Under Dawkins, Scott cut his teeth further at a fast clip, touring the United States, Canada and Europe into the early 1990s. "My fondest memories of playing with Jimmy are some of the crazy times in the van at night, driving through Canada and when Robert Plant came to watch us play at B.L.U.E.S.

That night with Robert Plant was a highlight. He hung out with us," Scott says. For Scott, having Plant in the audience symbolized his life had perhaps come full circle — there was his boyhood rock idol, standing in one of Chicago's premier blues clubs, watching him play the music. As concerts with Dawkins became more sporadic in the 1990s and Scott's reputation as a reliable, controlled and soulful guitar-slinger grew, Scott ventured out on his own, performing a loud and funky brand of music he perfected, labeled and plays to this day called "heavy blues." Scott has five solo CDs to his credit, among these, "Heavy Blues," "World Blues" and "Universal Blues." His "Tennessee Blues," released in Fall of 2011, has been reviewed favorably by Living Blues, the world's premier blues magazine. He was also reunited onstage with Dawkins at the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival in front of a crowd of thousands. Scott maintains an ambitious touring schedule in 2012 that has him driving hundreds of miles a week to perform as an acoustic, solo artist throughout Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

He frequently makes treks to play clubs in the Pacific Northwest and Montana, while spending time in the summer working festivals with his electric band. Scott is also a favorite on college campuses and on Chicago's popular WXRT radio. "I guess it's the lifestyle I enjoy," he says of his hectic, itinerant way of living. "I get to meet new people, create a new progression in my career. I wait for the phone to ring — today it did.

Whether it's the House of Blues or a small tavern, it's still what I love to do." - Steve Sharp, contributing writer, Living Blues magazine Official Website: Kieth Scott Blues Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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