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"I say "bravo," Bravo! Formerly of Syracuse indie metal meisters Seratonin, he's got a short beard 'n mustache, tattoos, and dark ballcap and is swilling a nearly empty bottle of Old Granddad bourbon. So, naturally his music is...instumental acoustic folk? His (musical) life changed by a Tommy Emmanuel bookstore gig, Bravo's sophomore LP (following 2004's "Stories of My Life") is deeply meditative. Listen to this and it's shocking to read he uses a pick; it sounds so much like five fingers, it's so ringing. And the technique aside, the tonality and intricate chordings are comparable to the best folkies and bluesmen from Leadbelly to Jimmy Page. Good!! "

Jack Rabid
Publisher/editor - The Big Takeover


"Scott Bravo is easily one of the best acoustic guitar performers this city has ever seen. Fans of folks like Adrian Legg, John Petrucci, Django Reinhardt and fans of acoustic, ammbient, Nu-Jazz, go check this guy out! Amazing songs and amazing live performer. You will not be disappointed."

Chris Lee
City Beat
Cincinnati, OH - City Beat


"Pop in Scott Bravo's disc "I Won't Say a Word" and get ready. Formerly of Indie rockers Seratonin, Bravo's new solo acoustic disc is nothing shy of magical. Selling off all his electric gear four years ago after seeing Tommy Emmanuel at a bookstore might have been the best decision Bravo has made in his life. It's obvious that Bravo is more than just another great guitar player. His sense of composition is superb and his meticulous work shines through on his new disc. Bravo is a bit of a journeyman, ans his style shows that. Ranging from Folk to Blues to Jazz and beyond, the eclectic vibe of Bravo's songs is captivating. By varying styles and tunings, he manages to pick up the slack where most solo guitarists tend to favor a repetition that inevitably leads to boredom. The most impresive thing about the instrumental album is that nothing needs to be said. Bravo's diversity of styles and techniques pull inspiration from everywhere and that is what makes his music great. By not limiting himself to any one style, Bravo's serenity really comes through. As he fuses together Jazz and Classical stylings and rhythm to create his own ambient sound, he's leaving audiences speechless. By focusing only on guitar, Bravo's solo instrumental album becomes something more than just a record. It's a story without words and, in this case, words would only create a distraction from his powerful and soulful guitar. "I Won't Say a Word" is the best conversation you can have with anyone and you really don't need to say anything."
Grade: A

Zachary Breedlove
writer - City Beat


Discography

"Stories of My Life"
Released in 2004
"Womptropolis" receives airplay on various college and local radio stations.

"I Won't Say A Word"
Released 2006

Airplay-
KCSN 88.5 (California State University)

"Bemusement Park"
Released 2008 on Rockshot Records
receives airplay on
106.5 FM the Zone and
1560 AM WTOD

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Scott bravo. Acoustic. Ambient. Nu-Jazz. No ONE label can accurately describe Scott's music. A flat picker that sounds like a finger picker and favors open tunings Scott's music runs a long gamut of styles. He can shred like Eddie Van Halen, make use of jazz voicings like Wes Montgomery and play as sweetly as James Taylor. At times, all in one song. There are few guitarists around today like Scott Bravo. His performances consist of no theatrics or "stunt" guitar playing. Just, soulful, honest, soothing music. Scott has been performing as an acoustic instrumentalist since 2003 after hearing a Tommy Emmanuel record he sold all of his electric gear and began playing acoustically, full time. He has since performed almost 1,000 shows in all but a handful of states and garnered widespread respect from his fellow musicians and an ever growing fan base. All that really needs to be said about Scott is said through his music. So, I hope you enjoy listening to his music as much as he enjoys creating and playing it.

Scott Bravo's music has been featured in the short films "Animos" and "Transposition" by Matthew Buckwalter.

Scott Bravo is Officially endorsed by Walden Guitars.

Some of the artists that Scott has played with include: Fran Cosmo (of Boston)Dan Schwartz, Ben Woolman, Abe Quigley, Alyson Greenfield, Bacci, Michael Young, American Ambulance, Robin Welch, Larry B., The Superpickers, Dean Station, Stereo Deluxe, Resonant Soul, and The Magpies
Some of the venues Scott has performed at are:
The Barking Spider-Cleveland, OH
That Place-Cleveland, OH
The Mad Frog-Cincinnati, OH
Claddaugh Irish Pub-Columbus, OH
House of Rock-Eau Claire ,WI
The Other Side-Davenport, IA
Theo's Java Club- Rock Island, IL
Rudies-St Paul, MN
The Acadia-Minneapolis, MN
The Contented Cow-Northfield, MN
Broad Vocabulary-Milwaukee, WI
The Heartland Cafe-Chicago, IL
Hyperlink Cafe-Richmond, VA
The Jewish Mother- Virginia Beach, VA
Third Place Coffeehouse-Raleigh, NC
The Blue Lion-Fort Wayne, IN
Open Eye Cafe- Chapel Hill, NC
The Mudhouse-Charlottesville, VA
The Atomic Cantina-Albuquerque, NM
Bar Natasha-Kansas City, MO
Jazz Haus-Lawrence KS
Amazing Grace Bakery- Duluth, MN,
Mezzanotte Lounge-Syracuse NY
The Purple Fiddle-Thomas, WV and
The Fall Festival of Folklife-Newport News, VA
Top Cats- Cincinnati, OH
Scott is always asked back at the venues he plays and this is merely a sampling of the many fine venues that have hosted Scott.