m. scott horn

m. scott horn

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Authentic fingerstyle guitarist with matching vocal ability, combining knowledge of several styles into a mature sound. Mostly roots-styled originals, blues, alt. country, ragtime, folk.

Biography

Finger-style guitar was the final, enduring approach Akron, Ohios M. Scott Horn embraced in songwriting and performance as a solo artist. Taking a pass on Jorma Kaukonens (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp its first year would have prevented a subversive but unique encounter. Six days of Roy Bookbinder intoxicating the students out on the deck, through sheer force of personality as much as through guitar technique, was more like an awakening than instruction.

Writing off his performance at a bar in town as mediocre added an element of surprise one evening for Scott. At a distance from the others, Jorma stressed the enviable luck of having a unique singing voice, strongly suggesting it reason enough for Scott to pursue music seriously. Both encounters shoved Scotts attention towards forging an identity based on performance. He made haste in the direction of his teachers influences: Robert Johnson, Robert Pete Williams, Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and others. Learning their technique undeniably deepened the ability to draw out the best in other influences: Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and others.

Scott released Fake as the Blue (2006) a few years later, his first effort. All tracks are Scott on vocal and guitar(s), with Akrons Jim Ballard doing keyboard work on two.

Lyrics

And I Don't Know Why

Written By: M Scott Horn

And I Don�t Know Why by Scott Horn

You took everything, now its second best
If you leave my mind you can have the rest
No need to lie, I�ll make a guess

I took your hand, and you took my side
And we danced out on the great divide
Then you had to run and hide
And I don�t know why

So back to the stage you recognize
Did you save your face, or get a new disguise
Well, it sure don�t suit your eyes
And I don�t know why

Hard to say where you�re gonna go
Hard to sail when the winds won�t blow
And what are ya gonna get?
Well, you never know
Hmmm, ya never know�..

So you left me right where you lie
Don�t forget your fables and your nursery rhymes
And try to sing your own lullabies
And I don�t know why�..

Someday

Written By: M Scott Horn

Someday by Scott Horn

Been mislead,
And you finally let go of the thread
Blurred all the rest,
And the red sun leads the West
Fake as the blue
In the sky we’re lookin’ through

And we always had to walk alone
Next time I think you’re take me on….
My way

Someday,
Lead me through the sunshine
Someday,
Heavy on the goodbye

You and me,
And your poison sure set us free
If you don’t give a damn,
Just wear the hood like the hangman
And whistle when you come home;
If you listen, you can hear me moan

And one more thing, if you please
And I won’t ask you to get on your knees….
And pray

Someday,
Lead me through the sunshine
Someday,
Heavy on the goodbye

One I Had

Written By: M Scott Horn

One I Had by Scott Horn

And I looked around when I began to run
Faced up the wall on the way to Kingdom Come
Heavy with the wait the more I leave behind
Little less at stake, still like to pay a mind

The lines when you crossed
The rules when you broke
The take that you got
The one you never stole
And the slot fell through
You just had to lose
The only one you need

The one I had, someone’s holdin’ for me.

Least in the gain and you don’t play to win
What a shame; what a wicked sin
With the blind march on, and rainbows are bound
When they need the stars; follow an empty sound

And the eyes you forgot
The few that you know
A time once upon
The dream before you woke
And you held the moon
Like a toy balloon
You didn’t wanna keep

The one I had, someone’s holdin’ for me.

Discography

Fake as the Blue is the title of my new CD.

entered Roots Music Report Airplay Chart at #32 on 09.14.2006

Recent performances have included opening for internationally recognized artists Paul Geremia, Bob Margolin, Larry Garner, and Johnny Rawls.

Stations I'm played:

91.3 WAPS in Akron

KTEP 88.5 FM
El Paso TX
"FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES" 10pm to 1am

WDVR 89.7 FM
Sergeantsville, NJ
"BLUE MONDAY", 10PM to midnight

WVBR-FM 93.5 FM
Ithaca, NY
"CROSSROADS", Sat. 9am-12pm

WHRV 89.5 FM
Norfolk, VA

104.5 FM WRQR
Wilmington, NC
"HOUSROCKIN' BLUES"
Sunday 7pm - 10pm

91.3 FM WQLN
Erie, PA
"BOP 'N' THE BLUES"
Friday 8 to 10 pm

90.9 FM WCNI
New London, CT

89.1 FM KUFM
Missoula, MT
"BLUES ON THE MOVE"

91.9 FM WMEB
Orono, Maine
"THE BLUES BUS"

88.3 FM CKIA
Quebec City, Canada
"10,000 BLUES"

88.1 FM CKLN
Toronto, Canada
"LOWDOWN 2 UPTOWN"
Wednesdays 8pm to 10pm

96.5 FM CKMN
Radio Quebec
Rimouski, Quebec

90 FM WWSP
Stevens Point, WI
"BLUES CAFE"
3pm to 7pm

88.9 FM WCVF
Fredonia, NY
"GENERAL ECLECTIC"

105.4 FM
Al Alphen aan den Rijn,
The Netherlands
"JAZZ & BLUES TOUR"

97.4 FM
Denmark
Radio Holstebro

Radio Sfera
Torun, Poland

103.7 FM
Warrnambool, Australia
"JuzBlooz"

106.7 FM
Mildura Victoria, Australia

1440 AM
IWI radio network
Tauranga, New Zealand
"Riffin' da Blues"
Sunday 7.00-9.00pm

radiorcc.com
Umbertide, Italy

"Highway 61"
Italy
Radio Voce Spazio

MDM RADIO 101.1
"VIRUS DE BLUES"
Mont-de-Marsan, France

Radio PICA
Barcelona, Spain
"LA HORA DEL BLUES"

96.6 FM
RADIO KRIZEVCI
CROATIA
"ROCK OKO" (ROCK – EYE)

Radio Gualeguay
Gualeguay, Argentina

ITunes
Rhapsody
Napster
myspace

Set List

any combination of 50 + songs ranging from blues, americana, folk, contemporary, original, country, all done fingerstyle.