Scott Williams has produced and recorded four albums which include unique arrangements of Celtic, Rock, Renaissance, new-age, and instrumental influences. He performs throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Central and Northern California, and Las Vegas. His venues include Downtown Disney, concerts, corporate events, Renaissance and Celtic festivals, schools, and libraries.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Scott records the guitar, cello, bass, percussion, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, and synthesizer to create the foundation of his music. He then performs live on the hammered dulcimer with a recorded backing track. The combined mix offers a full-ensemble presentation.
Scott Williams - Bass, Guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer
The Road to Lisdoonvarna (Celtic): 2001
Home for the Holidays (Christmas): 2003
Tristan of the Western Sea (tranquil and gentle): 2008
HAMMERock (rock covers): 2010
Nothing Else Matters
Fields of Gold
The Road to Lisdoonvarna
Stairway to Heaven
Over the Waterfall
A different kind of music
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Scott Williams of Orange County, California, introduced Statesboro High music students to the hammer...Scott Williams of Orange County, California, introduced Statesboro High music students to the hammered dulcimer Wednesday. Williams was brought to Bulloch County schools by the Statesboro Arts Council and closed out the week with a performance at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
If he had a hammered dulcimer....
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...he'd hammer in the morning, all over this land - Older listeners think Scott Williams is a fin......he'd hammer in the morning, all over this land -
Older listeners think Scott Williams is a fine young man performing classical music they can't place. Younger audiences find the harplike sounds of his hammered dulcimer a curiosity, until they recognize the strains of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters.'
"It's fun to take a rock song and transform it into medieval style," said Williams, 33. "People look around and think, 'Is this what I think it is?' "
A typical set depends on the venue. At a Renaissance or Celtic festival, he will perform mostly old Irish and Scottish melodies backed up by mandolin and bass.
In a nice hotel lobby or relaxing environment, he will perform tracks from his album 'Tristan of the Western Sea' which is mostly gentle and soothing music.
If Scott is in a club or a more energetic environment, he will perform recognizable rock and roll songs like:
- Stairway to Heaven
- Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
- Daniel by Elton John
- White Wedding by Billy Idol
- Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
- Be Yourself by Audioslave
- Hotel California by The Eagles
There are no upcoming dates at this time.