Description of Darrell Scott's Music:
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Artists With Whom Darrell Scott Has Worked:
In addition to the artists who have recorded his songs, Scott has collaborated with Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Verlon Thompson, Sam Bush, Steve Earle, and so many more.
Darrell Scott Biography:
Scott eventually moved to Nashville to pursue his music career even further, in 1995, and has made a career for himself there - as a solo artist, a session instrumentalist, and as a songwriter who's penned a number of mainstream country hits.
Though, as mentioned above, he’s known as a session player and multi-instrumentalist, Darrell Scott is, above all else, highly respected in the singer-songwriter community as one of the finest songwriters at work these days. His songs often struggle with the various reaches of love and identity, looking at life from a very thoughtful and considerate (even, often, optimistic) angle – a thing which is, admittedly, lacking in the work of so many other singer-songwriters. As such, his albums tend to find some light in a dark world, though not without exploring the darkness concurrently.
A multi-instrumentalist to the core, Scott is known for being remarkably proficient on guitar, mandolin, accordion, pedal and lap steel, and banjo. In fact, he's been lending his talents on all of the above (not to mention backing vocals, too) in Robert Plant's award-winning Band of Joy. Along with the other giants of Americana in this band (Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller), Scott, Plant, and the Band of Joy have spent 2011 touring throughout the US and Europe (even Russia), including stops at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Merlefest.
Darrell Scott's songs have been recorded by artists across the musical spectrum, though, including the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Keb Mo, Robinella, John Cowan, Guy Clark, and more. In all, Scott has recorded eight solo albums, including a live disc in 2004 and a collaborative album with bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien in 2000 (titled Real Time).
Darrell Scott won an Independent Music Award for Album of the Year in 2005 for his record Theater of the Unheard, and he was awarded the same honor in 2011 for his disc A Crooked Road. Also, in 2007, the Americana Music Association awarded him Song of the Year.