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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Americana Blues


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"CD Review"

"Some of the most innovative pieces of blues songwriting of the year."
- Louisville Music News

"CD Review"

"Guitarist Will Scott has a good vibrato and a knack for surprises."

- Blues Revue Magazine

"Lucid Culture Review of GNAWBONE"

"Soulful presence... big voice...production is marvelously oldschool... made for late-night listening..." - Lucid Culture

"Southern Brand Review of GNAWBONE"

"Solid, heavy, trance-like rhythms bubblin' up from a cool Mississippi hill country spring with just a sweet bit of twang. A timeless, layered voice somewhere between our patron saint, The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White and the great Gordon Lightfoot after a three day whiskey-bent bender. He's a soulful and gifted songwriter with a sound thick as Tupelo honey. This album knocked us out. We got the title track on eleven here at Southern Brand, shakin' the shingles." - Southern Brand

"Americana Roots review of GNAWBONE"

"Scott has the unique ability to deliver a song vocally with the soul and passion that drives a song home. His vocal presence is astounding." - Americana Roots

"Voice as thick as blood"

"Will Scott, his voice as thick as blood, sometimes accompanies with guitar; his weird liturgies bring out the pathos in pop." - New York Press

"Anchorage Daily News review of online music"

"Between his uniquely beautiful voice, talented six-string skills and haunting melodies, Scott shines a ray of light into a dark and dying music industry." - Anchorage Daily News

"Take a Bite on the Gnawbone"

"Gnawbone is a true Americana album with all of the early sounds of country, folk, rock and roll, and then there are modern twists to keep you on your toes... Chew on Gnawbone for awhile. It won't go stale." - FolkWax (Kyle M. Palarino)

"Best Blues Show in New York City!"

Concert Review - Will Scott and Wylie Wirth at 68 Jay St. Bar, Brooklyn NY 4/15/09
April 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

The best blues show of the week in New York is typically not found at one of the city’s two remaining blues bars, Terra Blues and Lucille’s. It’s pretty much every Wednesday at 68 Jay St. Bar in Dumbo, just down the hill from the York St. F train. Starting around 8, Will Scott and inventive former Sweet Lizard Illtet drummer Wylie Wirth put their own spin on Mississippi hill country blues, and to their credit, it’s pretty much impossible to tell the originals from the covers (bet on the originals - Scott is taking the style to new and exciting places without taking the soul out of it). For the uninitiated, the hill country style differentiates itself from the more laid-back Delta style in that it’s both dance music and trance music. In the work of the best-known hill country players like T-Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, there aren’t a lot of chord changes, the songs often going on for seven or eight minutes, rising and falling with remarkable subtlety for music this raw and primitive-sounding.

Last night at the bar an older couple was celebrating their anniversary. Scott told the crowd that he’d known them since he “wasn’t old enough to drink, but drunk enough to raise a glass and say ‘l’chaim.’” Silence. “OK, I see what kind of demographic we have here,” Scott acknowledged, and he and his drummer launched into a haunting, relentless, hypnotic number with a plaintive Kimbrough feel. They’d opened with a swaying stomp with imaginative flourishes from Wirth, who turns his counterintuitive thumps and cymbal washes into a swipe upside your head that’ll bring you out of your reverie. Scott also added a melodic, upbeat rock feel to one of the livelier numbers, stomped his way through a dark, pounding one with a Mississippi Fred McDowell flavor as well as a few with a slide. The most ferocious of these, he said, was inspired by a dream where his grandfather admonished him to get out of the pumpkin patch.

In May, Scott is back at his home base on Wednesdays, with additional gigs at LIC Bar on May 11 and May 16 at Two Boots Brooklyn. In mid-June, he’s off on UK tour with the equally captivating Jan Bell. Watch this space for additional New York dates. - Lucid Culture, April 2009

"From Nashville performance opening for Buddy Miller"

"Gifted" - Nashville City Paper