Scott returns with first disc in four years
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
– Singer/songwriter Darrell Scott releases "Couchville Sessions" via Full Light Records/Thirty Tigers on May 13.
This is Scott's first album since "Long Ride Home" in 2012.
Scott has had songs covered by more than 70 other artists, ranging from from Garth Brooks to Keb Mo' to Mary Gauthier. In 2012, Scott recorded and toured as part of Robert Plant's Band Of Joy.
The 14 songs are mainly penned by Scott, mixed with songs from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt.
Musicians includes Danny Thompson on bass, percussionist Kenny Malone, steel guitar ace Dan Dugmore and Bill Payne (Little Feat/The Doobie Brothers) on piano and organ. Special guest appearances include vocals by Peter Rowan, John Cowan and a narration by Guy Clark.
Upcoming tour dates:
March 11 Hastings, NE @ The Listening Room
March 12 McCook, NE @ Fox Theater
April 6-8 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Festival
April 9 Decatur, GA @ Eddie's Attic (2 shows)
April 29 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre (w John Prine)
May 6 Franklin, TN @ Franklin Theater
May 13 Washington, D.C. @ The Hamilton
May 20 Bristol, TN @ The Birthplace of Country Music (tentative)
May 21 Lexington, VA @ Lime Kiln Theater
June 3 Williamsburg, KY @ Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival
July 6 Vail, CO @ Vail Summer Bluegrass Series
July 9 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
July 10 Belle Plaine, KS @ Bartlett-Arboretum - Tree House
Aug. 8 Chico, CA @ Sierra Brewing Company
Aug. 10 Grass Valley, CA @ Center For The Arts
Aug. 15-19 Lyons, CO @ Folks Fest
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