Carbon Leaf (25th Anniversary Tour)
Carbon Leaf is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018 behind a new album and extensive U.S. and European touring.
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and rich vocal harmony.
Carbon Leaf writes, records and produces it’s music independently from their studio in Richmond, VA, and has performed over 2,400 live shows across 17 albums in their long career.
The group’s independent music and spirit continue to resonate with its fans.
As a teenager, Scott picked up the bass guitar on a whim. Natural talent and the lure of a challenge drove him to be the best musician he could. Continuing to play the bass, he also began to explore guitar, piano, and singing, and discovered his love for songwriting. With the encouragement of a mentor, he studied music in college and chose to pursue a career.
Since then, he’s shared the stage with some of the greatest artists of modern music - Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Barry Gibb of the BeeGees, Bruce Hornsby, Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Emmylou Harris, and many more. He’s a full time member of Ricky Skaggs’s band Kentucky Thunder, a position he’s held for three years.
Scott’s songs have received honors from the International Songwriting Competition, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and American Songwriter Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Contest, and he has numerous cuts on other artists’ albums.
He released his first, self-titled album in 2011, and his EP Share the Sky in 2012. He’s currently touring in support of his September release, Top Of The Stairs (EP), which was produced by Scott, Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow) Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz), and Shani Ghandi (Sarah Jarosz).