Scott Law Electric
April 19 – Scott Law Electric, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com
Musician-songwriter, Scott Law embodies the ideal of the steel-string guitar master. Scott's alternately chiming and grinding melodic concept bears favorable comparison to the greatest innovators and practitioners of American Guitar, merging a dynamic sense of phrasing and tonal command into an individual, identifiable sound. Scott’s original songs and story-like solos come straight from the heart of Rock, Rhythm & Blues, California Country and post-Monroe Bluegrass, merging timeless tradition and modern experience into a spontaneous, artful expression.
Fluent in both acoustic and electric guitar genres, Scott is a brilliant and versatile instrumentalist constantly evolving his craft, lauded and cherished by fellow musicians and audiences alike for his ability to raise the energy level and musicality of any collaboration. A fearless improviser and thoughtful curator of tone, Scott plays electric guitar with abandon in SCOTT LAW REUNION BAND and Telecaster lead with old school California-Country aces BROKEDOWN IN BAKERSFIELD. In the acoustic world, Scott and TONY FURTADO have a duo calling themselves the BANJO KILLERS and he has worked since 2006 with pioneering fiddler DAROL ANGER in REPUBLIC OF STRINGS and other ensemble settings. Scott also performs solo, laying down earthy, danceable grooves with fingerpicking, slide and open tuning techniques.
Scott has at least one new CD release slated for 2012. His most recent solo album, "Living Room" came out in February 2009 on his own label, Volcano Underground. In 2006, SCI-Fidelity released a recording of Scott with String Cheese Incident guitarist Bill Nershi and his partner, Jilian as the band "HONKYTONK HOMESLICE." Law was also a member of the award-winning Seattle acoustic-world-music group, HANUMAN (1998-2001) whose 1999 recording, "PEDALHORSE" independently sold over 10,000 copies.
Law has scored and performed music for film and television, including an original song for the CBS primetime feature "Viva Laughlin" in 2007 and soundtracks for 2 full-length documentaries by The Columbia Land Trust and Tom's Of Maine. Scott has played on dozens of studio albums with other artists and is a dedicated and experienced music educator, teaching at various workshops, schools, camps, festivals and private sessions.
As a live performer in an extended musical community, Scott has made guest appearances with numerous and varied acts of note, including Phil Lesh & Friends, The String Cheese Incident, The Travelin' McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Danny Barnes, Crooked Still, The Mother Hips, David Grisman Quintet, Railroad Earth, Melvin Seals, Tony Trischka and many others…