Known from coast to coast among top musicians and producers, Scott Nelson is considered to be not only a multi-instrumentalist, (electric bass, guitar and keyboards), Scott is also a veteran of stage & studio, a certified recording engineercreatively working with both Presonus Firestudio with Studio One Pro software and Apple's Final Cut Pro HD video editing software.
As a solo performer Scott sings and plays acoustic guitar.You'll hear his own original songs as well as classics from James Taylor to Cole Porter, The Beatles to Sinatra. Using colorful chord inversions and soulful vocals, Scott brings these "old friends" to the party in a new dress.
Scott Nelson's career began in 1964 and has included travels with Atlantic recording artist Jay Boy Adams touring with ZZ Top during their Tres Hombres Tour as well as Columbia artist Milton Carroll, opening shows for Willie Nelson.Scott began recording during the early seventies and was called in 1978 by drummer Lynn Williams (currently with Delbert McClinton) to do some session work for Norman Petty, ( Buddy Holly, Jimmy Gilmer & Buddy Knox producer).That began a five year time period where Scott & Lynn performed on virtually all sessions Norman booked.(Check out the Norman PettyYears page on this site.)
Most recently in 2010 Scott provided basslines for three tracks on Jim Wilson's new tribute to Dan Fogelberg. The name of Jim's album is "Leader of the Band" & features Los Angeles' finest musicians.
Influenced by music from all genres, blues to pop, country to jazz, Scott is called on by advertisers to write & produce custom music beds.In 2004 Scott released his first solo original CD, English Field which showcases his ablity to write, record, play bass, guitar, keyboards and sing soulful vocals.Samples of Scott's original music are featured on this site.See the Scott's Tunes page.
Recently Scott appeared with good friend Jim Wilson, (Los Angeles pianist/composer) for a sold-out crowd at the new Amarillo, Texas Landmark The Globe News Center for the Performing Arts.The live concert was taped by KACV for a new special to be released to PBS affiliates across America.A Place in My Heart features music from Jim's CD releases and world-reknown Irish Flute/Pipes player Eric Rigler, (heard on Titanic, Braveheat, Million Dollar Baby & Austin Powers soundtracks) and Los Angeles-based string section Bella Musica, cello, violin & viola.Fellow Amarillo musicians Jay Weeks on drums/percussion and Jerry Thompson on acoustic guitar joined Scott on five string bass and Jim playing that huge Yamaha grand!The special is a follow-up to the 2001 live concert which also aired nationally on PBS - Jim Wilson & Friends, Cape of Good Hope, produced by KACV in downtown Amarillo, Texas.Scott played five string bass joined by Eric Rigler on Irish flute/pipes, guitarist Chris Strandring, percussionist Debra Dobkin and Special Guest singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop.
The studio is a sanctuary for Scott, however live performing is a thrill so check the calendar for live dates coming up and please consider yourself invited.Thanks for visiting scottnelsonmusic.com!
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