Jocelyn Scofield

Jocelyn Scofield

BandFolk

A unique fusion of pop, folk, and jazz sung and accompanied on piano/guitar or with a full band. Jocelyn's witty banter and heartfelt performance will have your audiences both laughing and moved. Intermixed with her originals are a variety of cover tunes to which she gives her own twist.

Biography

Jocelyn Scofield is a dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter working hard to carve her own path in the music business. Music Connection Magazine recently called her “a natural storyteller and Indie-Music Magazine said she has “a voice like a gutsier Fiona Apple,” to whom she is most often compared. However, you won’t find any knock-offs in her sound. It unmistakably her own with a style that combines her greatest musical influences-pop, folk, and jazz.

Jocelyn has performed in venues ranging from tiny coffeehouses to the 61,000-seat Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago. As a native or Michigan and a transplant in Los Angeles, Jocelyn has had the opportunity to play venues all throughout the United States.

In November of 2005, Jocelyn released her debut album, This Life. Upon the release of This Life, she embarked on a two-month national tour. With just her gear and clothes, Jocelyn traveled solo 13,000 miles across country, playing thirty-two shows in twenty-five states from November through January. The tour was in support of the Habitat for Humanity’s Operation Home Delivery for which she raised five hundred dollars. After completing the tour, Jocelyn found another outlet for her songwriting-writing for others. She began co-writing songs with Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer, Rick Hahn and Bobby Tomberlin (Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers). She currently has a song being recorded by a new Disney teen pop group.

Most recently, Jocelyn released Unplugged and Unorganized, a stripped-down acoustic EP that highlights her wide range of songwriting styles and pitch-perfect voice. From August through October of 2006, Jocelyn toured nationally for the second time performing in an eclectic mix of restaurant/bars, vineyards, festivals, and music cafes. Having toured over six months during the last year, played over 100 shows, and driven over 40,000 miles, Jocelyn is taking a break from touring to write for her next album and book a summer tour. When not touring, Jocelyn splits her time between Michigan & California.

Lyrics

Drive it Away

Written By: J. Scofield

In the quiet of my car
I'm finding my refuge
Driving to the stars
Don't know where I'm going
Just knowing I've got to
Be going far

Cause all of the words that you said
Are spinning inside my head
Telling me I should be
Somebody other than who I am
I can't hear it again
It's too confusing to stay
So I'll drive it away

There are times when you are sweet as pie
And boy there are times when
You cut like the knife
So either you're strategizing
Or not even realizing
How you twist me tight

Cause all of the words that you said
Are spinning inside my head
Telling me I should be
Somebody other than who I am
I can't hear it again
It's too confusing to stay
So I'll drive it away

When I get a grip or two
I know you'll be asking well what did I do
And I'll have to tell you
You haven't a clue
What you put me through

Cause all of the words that you said
Are spinning inside my head
Telling me I should be somebody else
All of the words that you said
Are spinning inside my head
All of the words that you said
Are spinning inside my
All of the words that you said
Are spinning inside my head
Telling me I should be
Somebody other than who I am
I can't hear it again
It's too confusing to stay
So I'll drive it away

This Life

Written By: J. Scofield

words and music by Jocelyn Scofield

I wish I had the words
To define how everything
Will be alright
But I sit here quiet

And while I fumble
With what to say
You shake your head
Asking why life has to be this way

So easily
to lose the ones you love
You look to me
But all I can think of

This life's for the living
This life's for the ones you love

It's not my place
I have no right
To tell you what to do with
Your life but I miss you smile

And while your anger
Keeps you up at night
Crying for things you can't fight
I'm here all the while

So easily
We're gone before our time
It isn't fair
No, it isn't right

But this life's for the living
Life's for the one you can hold onto
This life's for the people you love
Standing next to you
They help you through this life
This life

Take it slow
And say goodbye
I know you know
It takes time to realize

This life's for the living
Life's for the one you
Can hold on to
This life's for the people you love
Standing next to you
They help you through this life
This life

Vanilla Dreams

Written By: J Scofield

Do you recall how it happened there?
We were young and beautiful to cool to care
Tired of listening to people moan
About a life they’ve never had
A love they’ve never known

But we were too young to understand
So I’ll think of you in Vanilla Dreams
So sweet to think about and
Better each time I see Vanilla Dreams

Took the road to California
Found sandy beds and salty air
Waitin’ round for nothin’
Just makin’ love on the beach
We were everywhere

But we were too young to understand
So I’ll think of you in Vanilla Dreams
So sweet to think about and
Better each time I see Vanilla Dreams

Oh……

I’m glad I didn’t know then what I know now
It would have ruined it somehow
We might not have taken the chance
On this spur of the moment, fling dash romance

I’m glad I didn’t know then what I know now
It would have ruined it anyhow
I can’t imagine our situation
Any different, any better

Thank God we were too young to understand
So I’ll think of you in Vanilla Dreams
So sweet to think about and
Better each time I see Vanilla Dreams

Oh.…..

Discography

Unplugged and Unorganized (2006)
This Life (2005)

Set List

Jocelyn's set is usually a mix of originals and cover tunes.

Sample covers include:
New York State of Mind-Billy Joel
Clocks-Coldplay
Paper Bag-Fiona Apple
Fields of Gold-Sting
It's Too Late-Carol King
Don't Know Why-Norah Jones
Autumn Leaves-Eva Cassidy
Orange Colored Sky-Nat King Cole
Chariot-Gavin Degraw