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), but also a veteran of stage & studio, a certified recording engineer creatively working with both Digital Recording Software & Apple's Final Cut Pro HD video editing software.
As a solo performer Scott sings and plays both electric & acoustic guitar. You'll hear original songs as well as classics from James Taylor to Cole Porter, The Beatles to Sinatra. Using colorful chord inversions & 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 to record with Producer Norman Petty, ( Buddy Holly, Jimmy Gilmer & Buddy Knox producer). That began a five year time period where Scott & Lynn performed on virtually all recording sessions Norman booked. (Check out the Norman PettyYears page on this site.)
Most recently 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 ability to write, record, play bass, guitar, keyboards and sing soulful vocals.
Scott also 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 Jim's compsoitions as well as world-reknown Irish Flute/Pipes player Eric Rigler, (heard on movies Titanic, Braveheat, Million Dollar Baby & Austin Powers soundtracks), Italian Pop Singer, Romina Arena 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 piano! 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, Los Angeles guitarist Chris Standring, 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.
Also, if you're serious about learning to play guitar or bass and live in the Amarillo, Texas area, visit The Private instruction Page for more info!
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