Scott Claassen
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Scott Claassen

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The best kept secret in music


"Get to Know Scott Claassen"

Embracing both the quirkiness of early Tom Waits, and songrwritng prowess of Warren Zevon, this guy is one to watch.

--Aquarium Drunkard - Aquarium Drunkard

"Imagine Scott Walker Doing Dylan Impressions with the Kronos Quartet"

There’s something genuinely inquisitive and open going on here that leads to configurations that you might not expect and it all adds up to it being a damn fine record.

Date review added: Thursday, March 23, 2006
Reviewer: David Cowling

- Americana UK


Monterey-- LP 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


The unique quality of this band is the juxtaposition of traditional Americana sounds with classically trained violin and cello players. Far from a cross-genre circus act, this group also has a firm foundation in the lyrics and music of Scott's writing.

Scott Claassen has lived and played music all over the states and in other parts of the world. In the process, he has shared the stage with artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Nellie and had his songs covered by an equally wide range of artists.

The current band has its roots in a Nashville ensemble called Henry Adkins. After meeting together to record "Monterey," they decided to continue their musical collaboration.

Apart from his solo work, Scott also plays keyboards for the Broken West (Merge Records).