Scott Hallock

Scott Hallock

 Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
BandAmericanaAcoustic

Heart felt originals, unique covers, strong voice, acoustic guitars in various tunings, strum and finger style, vocal harmonies, harmonica rack, mandolin. Eclectic mix rock, folk, country, bluegrass, Americana, singer-songwriter

Biography

SCOTT HALLOCK

Scott Hallock is an acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter, and professional entertainer who is well known on the New Jersey and Arizona music scenes. In addition to his original music, he plays over 500 cover songs in the genres of acoustic folk, bluegrass, rock, country, tropical rock, reggae, contemporary Christian, and alternative rock from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's.
In addition to being a performer, Scott is an audio recording engineer and producer, with his own studio. In 1998, he produced and released his first CD Tapping the Gray Sky, More Than I Can Carry, with duo partner Bob DiGirolamo in New Jersey. At his Barrel Cactus Studio in Arizona, Scott has produced, recorded and performed on many local and national AZ artists’ CDs over the last ten years.
Scott's original song, Mr. Bear, was selected for the Poet Man Acoustic Rainbow Sampler #2 CD, which has received airplay worldwide. In 1999, Mr. Bear was awarded 7th place in the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriters Contest, sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Washington, DC. In 2002 Scott received honorable mention in Billboard magazine for two original songs, Angels in the Sky and Mr. Bear from his Tapping the Grey Sky CD. The Grandpa Song, on his Stories CD was released on an Oasis radio sampler in 2003.
On his second CD entitled Stories, Scott plays a variety of instruments including mandolin, acoustic / electric six and twelve string guitars, bass, harmonica, and percussion. This CD is a unique, creative package of Scott's original songs, and includes a 16 page booklet of photos and stories of his family heritage. The CD also contains a music video of his environmental song Believe It's Real, which was filmed, by Scott, as well as additional tracks of his great-grandfather playing the banjo.
Scott has performed at a variety of venues including festivals, county fairs, community events, restaurants, corporate events, libraries, bookstores, coffeehouses, churches, senior centers, private parties and weddings. From 1999-2009 he has performed at the N.J. Black Potatoe Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival (NY), Phoenix Folk Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, Prescott Folk Festival, Flagstaff Folk Festival, and the Phoenix Songwriters Gathering in Arizona.
Scott has been a featured performer three times on Channel 3, "Good Morning Arizona," in 2001 and 2002. He has also played and has been interviewed on, KXCI FM 91.3 Tucson, KXAM 1310 Phoenix, KRIM FM, Payson, WMLN 91.5 FM Milton, MA, and NJ cable TV, and has been featured in Arizona and New Jersey newspapers.
In April 2003 Scott performed at the opening of the Linda McCartney's 60's Photograph Exhibition in Phoenix with guitarist, extraordinaire, Laurence Juber, formerly of the McCartneys' band, "Wings." In May, 2003 Scott was given the opportunity to record in the state of the art recording studio of the touring John Lennon Songwriting Educational Bus.
In his travels, Scott has worked with or performed on the same program with many prominent musical artists including, Kenny Loggins, Livingston Taylor, Michael Martin Murphy, America, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Riders in the Sky, Gary US Bonds, Al Perkins, Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step, John Cowan, Richie Havens, Levon Helms John Sebastian, and Bert Lams of the California Guitar Trio. Scott’s Trio has been the opening act for six Arizona performances by the legendary Limeliters.
Scott has artist endorsements with Breedlove Guitars, John Pearse Products, FBT Audio, LR Baggs Pickups, and D'Addario. Through these endorsements he has participated every year from 2002 to 2009 in the NAMM Show, the world’s largest international music manufacturers' convention, in Anaheim, California. At the 2007 and 2009 NAMM Shows he played in the Martin Guitar booth with well known musicians Laurence Juber, Graham Nash and Jeff Pevar. In addition, Scott has done promotional work for the Guitar Center, often performing there to demo various types of equipment.
Scott also enjoys teaching guitar to many students of all ages.

Lyrics

Grandpa

Written By: Scott Hallock

Grandpa was a walker and at age eighty-five
He hiked from Newark to Dover in just two days time
No one thought he could do it but he proved them wrong

Frankie played Banjo pickin' and grinning for fun
On his porch in the sunshine was his favorite past time
He wasn't to good when he started, got better all the time

Stories handed down from our fathers father
Seeds which memories are sown
The stories change through the centuries
As story tellers roam

War of brother verse brother
Charlie took a musket in the leg
Amputation was scheduled in the morning
So he Snuck his ass off the train
He later shook the hand of president Lincoln
So story goes

Stories handed down from our fathers father
Seeds which legends are sown
The stories change through the centuries
As story tellers roam

Grandpa was a walker and at age eighty-five
He hiked from Newark to Dover in just two days time
No one thought he could do it but he proved them wrong
Proved them wrong, proved them wrong

Have

Written By: Scott Hallock

HAVE I DONE IT ALL TODAY
HAVE I THROWN IT ALL AWAY
TIME WILL TELL

TIME IS IT ON MY SIDE
WHERE AM I TO HIDE
WHO 'LL CATCH ME IF I FALL

I FANCIED THE WORLD WAS SOMETHING TO EMBRACE
EARLY I LOOK IN THE MIRROR
TO STUDY THE AGE ON MY FACE

PAIN IS ALL I FEEL
I WISH IT WAS N'T REAL
WISH I COULD MAKE IT GO AWAY

LAUGHS AND SMILES WERE THE RAGE
NOW FROWNS FILL MY PAGES OF COLD STONE

MY LOCOMOTIVE STEAMED DOWN THE WRONG TRACK
THE ENGINEER COULD N'T TURN AROUND
SO THERE 'S NO TURNING BACK

LOVE WILL I EVER FIND
GIVE ME PIECE OF MIND
AND GIRL WITH A HEART OF GOLD

BLEED
BLEEDING FROM THE SOUL
EMPTY IS THE WHOLE TO FILL

MELANCOLY IS WHAT I FEEL
CIRCUMSTANCE HAS BROUGHT TO BARE
SOME SAY RABBIT I SAY HARE

Mr. Bear

Written By: Scott Hallock

Mr. Bear

Mr. Bear was staring at me through his lonesome eyes
He asked why he was stuffed with foam and rags
He wanted to be alive
Alive like the Tin Man, alive like the Scarecrow
He longed for a heart and a brain
He wanted to feel, he wanted to think
To know what it was to be real

Well, I'm not a god, and I'm not a genie and I'm not a leprechaun
For if I were I'd grant his wish and make him flesh and blood

He wanted to taste the sweetness of honey
Just like the other bears do
To climb a tree and get stung by a bee,
To learn what it was to feel pain.
He wanted to grow as big as grizzly
In the forest to be feared by all
He'd find a woman and settle down
If his wish would only come true.

Well, I'm not a god, and I'm not a genie and I'm not a leprechaun
For if I were I'd grant his wish and make him flesh and blood

To be a real bear is not all that it's cracked up to be.
You could be hunted for your hide or
Have your head put on a wall for all to see.
You could get caught in a trap and
Spend your life caged at the zoo.
All these terrible things and much more
Could happen if your wish came true.

I want to be real, he said, I want to be real.
I longed to be real, he said, I long to be real.
I need to be real, he said, I need to be real.
I wish I were real, he cried, I wish I were real.

One day I came home and
Mr. Bear was no where to be found
I began to wonder if he'd been stolen
So I put "missing Bear" posters around town.
No one had seen him, so I wondered.
If his wish had indeed come true,
Losing hope I began to pray.
Only the good Lord would know what to do.

I want to be real, he'd say, I want to be real.
I longed to be real, he'd say, I longed to be real.
I need to be real, he'd say, I need to be real.
I wish I were real, he'd say, I wish I were real.

Tuesday I walked out of my house,
And a real Bear stood by a tree.
I knew right away it was my bear
So I jumped in the air with glee.
I was surprised to see that real fur
Had replaced his foam and rags.
We both waved good-by I said good luck,
And then my head began to sag.

I'm not a god and I'm not a genie; I had no way to make him real.
But Someone up there heard his wish and now he is able to feel.

Scott Hallock - Acoustic Guitar, lead & back up vocals, & clavas

Bobby diGirolomo - Bass, back up vocals

Addinional Musicians:

Dave Anthony - Drums, congas, shaker, tambereen, chimes, triangle- guiro

Dave Rimelis - Fiddle

Big Steve - accordion

Todd Collins - Mandolin

Glen Roberts - Backup vocal

Recorded and mixed at Studio 27 by Larry Kucher

Produced by Scott Hallock

Written by Scott Hallock

Angels In the Sky

Written By: Scott Hallock

Who will be there when the doctor breaks the news
Who will give her hope
Who will be there when the ground falls out
Beneath her feet
Will someone be there when she needs them most

Half of her is trying to accept
The other half is in denial
She's wants to make the best of the time
She has left on earth
The time could come any day

She's planning her last days
Wants to go out in style
Does n't want to be hooked up to some large, noisy machine
Sustaining her body and trapping her soul

She dreams of angels in the sky

She does n't want to bring any one down with her
But she needs someone to share her pain
As much as she speaks words can n't explain
What she is going through
But she still tries just the same

She dreams of angels in the sky

She's looking through old photographs
Some bring up memories she would like to have change
She wishes she could turn back time
And live those days over again
But her wish will never come true

She dreams of angels in the sky
And prays that when she dies she'll earn her wings and fly fly

Scott Hallock - Acoustic guitar, Lead Vocals

Bobby Z (diGirolmo) - Backup vocals, electric guitar

Produced by Scott Hallock

Written by Scott Hallock

Good Thoughts

Written By: Scott Hallock

Peaceful easy feeling
Is what I having today
Today

Well I hope the feeling will stay
At least for the month of May
Like the suns golden ray
Shining Through the day
The mood will eventually fade away

Summer time has come and gone away
As long as it seems and as long as it is
It feels like its over in a day
A day

Well its only here to stay
For August, July, June, & May
Like the suns golden ray
Shining through a day
The mood will eventually fade away

Good feelings are in my mind
Keep my thoughts positive and they will n't go away
Keep my thoughts positive and they'll be here to stay Good thought are in my mind today

Scott Hallock - Acoustic Guitar, Lead vocals

Produced by Scott Hallock

Written by Scott Hallock

Discography

Scott Hallock Stories LP, Scott Hallock Live From Arizona LP, Tapping The Grey Sky More Than I Can Carry LP, Alaskan Red Wheel Spinning LP. Mr. Bear single on Poet Man Acoustic Rainbow, Grandpa single on Oasis CD sampler. New CD coming out 2010.

Set List

one set 12 songs, forty five minutes to and hour. I can do up to five hours. I draw from over 500 songs original and covers.
My songs
All Alone
Alone in My Room
Angels in the Sky
As We Grow
Believe it’s Real
Dark
Grandpa
Have
Healing Quest
Mr. Bear
Peace
Pray
So Much More
Summer Rain
Way Back When
Where I Go
Covers I draw from the 50's to current.
Wilco, Neil Young, Neil Finn, Crowded House, The Band, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Lowen and Navarro, John Mayer, Eric Clapton.