Scott Shipley and Snake Oil
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Scott Shipley and Snake Oil

West Plains, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | SELF

West Plains, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1999
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Scott Shipley is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a sixth generation 'card-totin Hillbilly' from the Missouri Ozarks. Born into a family with a musical background, Scott began performing at the age of five. After announcing to his parents at the age of three that he was "going to play music for a living" when he grew up, they went into the studio and hit the road. His first bunk on the family tour bus was a bus wheel. He literally grew up on the road. In his nearly four decades in the business, Scott's travels have taken him across 48 states, five continents, and 27 countries. Scott has been blessed to share the stage with many of his musical heroes such as Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, Porter Wagoner, Kid Rock, and many others in every genre of music. Known for his 'without a net' style, his performances range from edge of your seat lightning fast Bluegrass, to classic Rock & Roll, to deep swamp blues, to his own unique brand of Hillbilly music. He's as likely to cover an Edgar Allan Poe poem as he is to do a Johnny Cash medley. When performing solo, he incorporates a bevy of instruments from guitars of every flavor, to dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel guitar, harmonica, drums which he plays with his feet while playing guitar with his hands, to his most recent inclusion.......the theremin. All of these things combined make for a musical experience to remember!

Scott Shipley & Snake Oil has been mixing Bluegrass, Roadhouse Blues, and slop bucket Ozarks Rock & Roll since it's inception in 1999. Often described as "Hillbilly Grunge," the group has over the years contained such luminaries as Mike Henderson, Dave Pomeroy, Randy Kohrs, Supe Granda, and many other musical heavyweights. The current and longest running incarnation includes Jeff "Stick" Davis original founding member of The Amazing Rhythm Aces on bass and vocals, Nick Kane, former lead guitarist for The Mavericks on guitars, KW Turnbow, and Chris LeDoux's drummer for his last 18 years. Rounding out the group is Scott Shipley on guitars, mandolin, and lead vocals.

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