Scott McCarley

Scott McCarley

BandFolkAmericana

Scott's musical influences are rooted in the sounds of Woodstock Rock and traditional country music. His own sound evolved after the 70's Texas music revolution and have been rounded out by a sense and sound of folk.

Biography

Scott's musical influences are rooted in the sounds of Woodstock Rock and traditional country music. His own sound evolved after the 70's Texas music revolution and have been rounded out by a sense and sound of folk.

With deep roots in rural Texas, Scott paints the pictures of small town life in the words of song. Old men sitting under shade trees and the pain felt when the box plant closes and leaves a town without its primary employer. Whether you remember the big old cars of your younger years, proudly sported letter jackets or schoolboy art left prominently on the town's watertower, his songs will spark memories in all who hear them.

A songwriter since the 60's, he has played in bands from Texas to Florida and Alabama back to Colorado. His songs have been covered by other artist and recogized in song contest among which he was a finalist in Colgate's Country Showdown. He has shared the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cooder Graw, Gary P. Nunn, Willis Alan Ramsey, Larry Joe Taylor, Sisters Morales, Tom Russell, Steven Fromholz and many more great musicians and fellow songwriters.

Spending more time on songwriting and perfecting his craft thru words has opened new doors for the seasoned musician. He also spends a good deal of his time as part of the very popular band, The Mixed Review, who released their self titled album this year and have been enjoying airplay around the country. Scott has two CD's that he has released under his own label, Springstreet Records. Too Old, originally released in 1997, was a compilation of country and folk reflecting on a 20 year songwriting experience. His newest CD, Smiling In The End, released in 2005, shows the maturity of this songwriter who is just coming into his own and will leave a legacy of honest and real life songs for years to come.

Lyrics

Rusty Windmills

Written By: Scott McCarley

verse1:
THERE'S HAY ON THE GROUND
AND STORMS ON THE WIND
AND NOTHIN'
COMES EASY OR FREE

THESE DAYS ON THIS FARM
THINK I'LL JUST MOVE TO TOWN
GET THAT LITTLE PLACE
ON 1-0-3.

chorus:
CAUSE WINDMILLS DON'T PUMP WATER
THEY JUST SIT AND RUST AWAY
ONLY OIL WELLS PUMP THE WATER
FROM FIELDS
THAT HAVE SEEN THEIR BETTER DAYS

verse2:
THOSE OLD RIGS SIT IDLE
DON'T DRILL MUCH ANYMORE
OAK BOARD ROADS
JUST SIT AND ROT AWAY

THERE'S NOTHIN' LEFT BUT OLD OIL SPOTS
BY THE HIGHWAY OR THE MIDDLE
OF PASTURES
THAT HAVE SEEN THEIR BETTER DAYS

repeat chorus:

verse 3:
THESE FOLKS WORKED HARD
FROM SUN-UP TILL SUN-DOWN
ON DUST BOWL FARMS
JUST OUT WEST OF MIDLAND

PUNCHIN' HOLES IN THE GROUND
AND PUMPIN' OUT THE MONEY
FOR SUITS IN BIG BUILDINGS
MAINSTREET DOWN IN HOUSTON

repeat chorus:

tag:
THERE'S NOTHIN' LEFT BUT RUSTY WINDMILLS
THINK I'LL JUST MOVE TO TOWN
GET THAT LITTLE PLACE
ON 1-0-3.

Lonesome Good-Bye

Written By: Scott McCarley

UP ABOVE THE MAGNOLIA FILLIN' STATION
RED HORSE LOOKIN' LIKE HE'S GONNA FLY
SINCE THIRTY-TWO THIS TOWN'S BEEN SORTA OFF IT
AND IT LOOKS LIKE A LONG AND A LONESOME GOOD-BYE

OLD MEN SITIN' IN THE SHADE OUT BY THE ROAD
CAUSE JOBS DON'T PAY FOR THE KIND OF THINGS THEY KNOW
BUT HELL JOBS DON'T PAY FOR THE KIND THAT THEY DON'T
FOR A QUARTER AND A DOLLAR YOU CAN WORK ALL DAY LONG

chorus:
UP ABOVE THE MAGNOLIA FILLIN' STATION
RED HORSE LOOKIN' LIKE HE'S GONNA FLY
SINCE THIRTY-TWO THIS TOWN'S BEEN SORTA OFF IT
AND IT LOOKS LIKE A LONG AND A LONESOME GOOD-BYE

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS TOWN WOULD HAVE EVER STUMBLED
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT, WHO WOULD HAVE DISAGREED
THEY CLOSED THE BOX PLANT DOWN LAST TUESDAY MORNING
NOW THERE'S TWENTY-TWO FAMILIES THAT WOULD PROBABLY DISAGREE

Discography

TOO OLD - 1997 SpringStreet Records
SMILING IN THE END - 2005 SpringStreet Records
THE MIXED REVIEW - 2005 The Mixed Review

Set List

A mix of originals and under the radar covers.