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Masterful Picker, Blue Collar Poet
Minnesota Country Traditionalist
- Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
Roe Family Singers Media
with special guest openers Roe Family Singers
About Darrell Scott
A featured member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy and son of musician Wayne Scott, Darrell Scott is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and country star who has worked with an extensive list of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Martina McBride, and Guy Clark. After studying poetry and literature at Tufts University, he moved to Nashville to translate his knack for songwriting into the country music business. His abilities quickly grabbed the attention of audiences and musicians alike, immediately establishing himself as one of the top session instrumentalists in Nashville.
From Catie Curtis to Peter Keane, Duke Levine and Lincoln Wright, Scott was being tossed around as one of the town’s top collaborators. Contributing vocals, banjo, guitar, bass, pedal steel and dobro, Scott became quite the catch within the country scene.
His career took a steep upward into the late 1990s and early 2000s with several chart hits. Though he continued to work with others, his songs were recorded by Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, which spurred Scott toward a career as a solo artist. After signing with Sugar Hill Records in 1997, he released his debut solo album Aloha From Nashville, which paved the path for his solo success in years to come. In 2002, he was named ASCAP’s songwriter of the year, and a few years after he earned two Grammy nominations for album and song of the year.
On his eighth solo album, A Crooked Road, Scott reasserts his claim to fame by playing all of the instruments on the album — guitar, keyboard, drums, bass, mandolin, lap steel, harp and cello.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“A beautiful voice adrift in heartfelt song.”
~ Robert Plant
“Scott picks and slides his way through the songs with considerable finesse…as good as the musicianship is, and good is certainly an understatement, they are great – the songwriting is better.”
“He is one of the great writers of our time. He brings a complete package through perfectly crafted lyrics, groove and melody. When you listen to his songs you can tell he’s lived them.” ~ The Dixie Chicks
About Roe Family Singers
The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll urgency and influence.
Joined by as many as seven musicians, and featuring banjo, autoharp, guitar, and washboard, the band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis’ 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. In 2010 the band opened for both Doc Watson and Del McCoury, each playing at the Cedar Cultural Center; the Grascals at the MBOTMA Winter Bluegrass Weekend; and Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur at the National Jug Band Jubilee in Louisville, KY. In 2011 the band was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and has previously won the title of “World’s Best” at the 29th annual Battle of the Jug Bands.
With a mix of original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes, every performance raises a ruckus.