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Scott Von

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"Rocky Mountain Audio Fest"

“Scott Von’s performance at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was truly top shelf! His band covered the full range of musical textures with excellent original material that moved the people. Scott didn’t just play a great set, he played to the audience and made us all part of the show! A true performer!” - Lou Hinkley, Daedalus Audio

"Solo performance"

“I’ll never forget the first time I saw Scott Von perform. It was at a music festival and one of the last performances of the night. He slowly came to the front of the stage while starting a song called “Molly Mallone.” The crowd fell silent, and I was floored! First, a giant voice… I felt like a boy again, standing tiny in the middle of a forest of red oaks, smell of moss and black dirt. Then the guitar… Dark, melodic, and about as big a sound as I’ve ever heard. I remember thinking “now here is a guy who has found his sound!” Since then, I catch as many shows as I can, and have enjoyed his easy-going humor, admired his ability to draw and hold a crowd, and the comfortable way he makes his audience feel like they are part his family…” - Kreg Viesselman - Oslo, Norway

"House Concert"

“You know, after seeing Scott Von perform, I keep listening to his new album Moving Stones. It is addictive. First you're pulled in by the rhythms. Then the voice hits you. Then the lyrics begin and you start listening, really LISTENING and then it gets you. These songs are a big, heaping load of truth straight from the heart of a talented songwriter, and it is that truth that hears his story and connects it to your own. And the sad thing is, there is no cure. Anyone who isn't hooked just can't understand. There is only one option...hook everyone you meet. It will make you feel better and definitely make them feel better...” - Robert Matson, Upton House Concerts

"Scott Von Duo Concert"

"A burning soul, big grooves, and grace under pressure…" - Music News, Univ. of Cincinnati

"Scott Von - Solo concert"

“What a wonderful, uplifting performance. One man, one guitar & the crowd loved him...” - U.S Olympic torch committee

"Swallow Hill Music Festival"

“An intoxicating brand of live music. Incredible songwriter prowess and a great rhythmic guitar sound that's so full, accompanying instruments would just seem like window dressing...”
- Ed McIlvain

"Lyons Folk Festival"

“So here I am standing around at this Folk Festival stage where there were a bevy of singer-songwriters being competently above average when this guy takes, and then absolutely rules the stage in the space of half of a first verse. All back-of-the-room conversation stopped, including mine, and I heard whispers go from “who is this guy?” to “where can I see him again?” That was my first Scott Von experience, and I’m a fan for life, and I DO this for a living…..”
- Vance Gilbert

"Club Concert"

“One of the most exciting solo performances we have seen in a long time…” - Soiled Dove

"CD Release Concert"

"What I heard and saw in Scott Von was a pure, unfettered, joyful expression of life. He made me want to hug my kids, kiss my sweetheart, and change the world. He is that pure, that authentic, and that infectious. If there's something other than singing that he is supposed to be doing here, it's hard to imagine what that might be..." - Rachel Snyder


MOVING STONES - released 2006
PORTABLE GROOVE - released 2002

Both albums available at:



Scott Von writes music at the crossroads where roots music meets modern american folk. Stomping boots and stirring grooves from the roots tradition, stripped down songs from the folk tradition, and a stage show that inspires. Von entered the Americana/Acoustic Roots scene in early 2006 and began touring and writing songs for his newest album “MOVING STONES.” Since then travels have taken him from festival stages, to intimate house concerts, college campuses, theatres, and clubs. He has opened for Chris Smither, Peter Mulvey, Over the Rhine, the Samples, and has received glowing reviews from artists such as Vance Gilbert, Billy Jonas, Pat Flynn, Taylor Mesple, and Kreg Viesselman.

Von has won various songwriting awards: Winner of the Swallow Hill Music Festival Songwriting Competition, Top 20 at the '06 Lyons Folk Festival, Was chosen to compose an original song for an Olympic Torch ceremony, and has had his songs placed on national acoustic CD samplers, including a recent 2007 Sundance Film Festival sampler. With a new album, and a love for the road and performing live, Von puts it this way, “To slowly fill up a suitcase of songs over a lifetime of travel, music, and good people - that to me is a noble pursuit…”

MOVING STONES is Scott Von’s newest recording, and a musical romp through the up's and down's of an American life. The album captures many of the live favorites from the road. Take “Sailin’ on a boat,” the opening cut, with its unmistakable vamp, or “Hard” which documents the reflections of a man looking back on his life. Consider “Down by the sea” with it’s story of the coastal life of Central America, or listen to the live favorite “Two eyes” which tells the true tale of walking straight into a grizzly bear. Recorded in an old farmhouse in Maine, Von’s new album offers up stirring grooves from the roots music tradition, strips it down bare and vulnerable like the best artists of the folk tradition, and takes musical risks by mingling with musicians who can play flat out.

Scott has an extensive line-up of upcoming concerts. For an up to date calendar please visit:

The new album MOVING STONES is available on iTunes or