Franson & Young
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Franson & Young

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Band Classical Cover Band




""His music kept us spellbound...""

" "His music kept us spellbound..." "There's a Southern charm, liberally mixed with talent that seems to flourish in the Carolinas, giving us such stellar performers as Mike Cross, Bobby Donaldson, Robert Hutto and Sam Anderson, all whom can hold any crowd captive. Scott Franson appears to be cast in that same mold." "He's fast, clean and truly artistic."" - Key West, The Newspaper

""Always a tasteful player...its performances like these that make music the perfect salve for souls"""

(Scott Franson is) "Always a tasteful player...its performances like these that make music the perfect salve for souls"" - The Coast


Full length albums released by Ranch Records:

Scott Franson - Classical Guitar
Scott Franson - Finally
Scott Franson - More Me
Scott Franson - Techno-ology
Mojo Collins - Get Around 2 It
Dawn Burke - Waiting for Dawn
Chuck Hodges - Minutes and Miles
Dizzl. - Last Daze of a Starving Artist



Scott Franson is an accomplished guitarist and record producer based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He earned a B.A. in Classical Guitar performance from VCU in 1996 and toured the East Coast as lead guitarist for the popular jam band The Headstone Circus for 6 years.

Over the past 15 years Scott has performed literally thousands of shows, both as a solo artist and alongside many talented musical partners including Mick Vaughan and Dan Martier of TR3, Chuck Hodges & Drummer Martin Parker (Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, Allison Krauss...).

In 2009 Franson founded the independent label Ranch Records with violinist and vocalist Christine Young. The two had been a couple both on and off stage since early 2007, playing regional festivals, bars, & house concerts.

Christine came from a background as a session vocalist and backing singer both in the U.S. and Europe, relocating to the Outer Banks of NC in 2003.

The two were introduced by a fellow musician in a local bar during one of Franson's solo shows in 2007. At the mutual friend's suggestion Christine joined in on Franson's version of Crosby, Stills, & Nash's "Helplessly Hoping"; the musical chemistry was instant. Scott's Jagger-esque growl perfectly contrasts the undeniably rich and clear voiced Ms. Young.

Both are consummate instrumentalists as well. Franson's leads drift from playful echoes of Michael Houser and Steve Kimock, into 60's latin psychedelia, bluegrass, and straight ahead rock. Christine's fiddle lines are clever and tasteful, with an uncanny sense of melody.