Steve Scott (performer)

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Steve Scott
Steve Scott, Big Sky Recording Studio 2012.jpg
Background information
Origin Newark, New Jersey
Genres Americana, country
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, mandolin, piano
Years active 1992–present
Labels Bonavita Records
Website www.stevescottcountry.com

Steve Scott is an American country/Americana musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, producer and actor.

Acting[edit]

Steve Scott and Academy Award winner Martin Balsam on the set of Unknown Soldier, 1995

Scott has acted in various productions around the world from Off-Broadway in New York City to feature films in Europe. As an actor Steve used the stage name of Lorenzo Wilde. In 1995 Steve played the role of Captain Pringle, sharing the set with the Academy Award winning actor Martin Balsam in Unknown Soldier, an Italian film directed by Marcello Aliprandi. In 1996 Scott worked with Christopher Walken in Celluloide and also shared the set with Viggo Mortensen in Sylvester Stallone's Daylight. In 1998 he played the role of a US cavalry captain in the Western Gunslinger's Revenge with Harvey Keitel and David Bowie.[1]

Music[edit]

Steve Scott at Big Sky Recording

As of 2014 Scott was living in his adopted hometown of Detroit. He was originally the lead guitarist of the pop/rock band "The Features" that showcased all over the New York tri-state area. He moved to Michigan to study Law, but eventually went back to music. In 2012, Steve formed Steve Scott Country including some of the best musicians from the Detroit metropolitan area. Steve Scott Country's Americana/Country sound encompasses many of the sounds that make Detroit great: blues, rock and country. He wrote tunes interweaving classic pop/rock arrangements and rhythm sections, with traditional bluegrass instrumentation: a sound he and his band call Rustbelt Country. This sound is exemplified in tunes such as "Hide & Seek", "Thoughts on Fire", "Those Tears I've Cried", "Geronimo" and "I Think About You".[1][2]

Those Tears I've Cried[edit]

Steve Scott (right) interviewing with DetroitMusic.TV at the Fillmore in Detroit, MI - Detroit Music Awards, April 25, 2014

2013 - Steve Scott's album Those Tears I've Cried winner of Outstanding Country Recording Detroit Music Awards 2014.[3] The single "I Think About You" (from the same album) winner of the Detroit Music Awards People's Choice Award 2014.[4] The Album reached #11 in the Jambands.com/Relix Magazine Radio Chart;[5] #30 in the Roots Music Report Americana Album Chart[6] and #1 in the Roots Music Michigan Chart.[7] The album blends country with rock and blues overtones;"Those Tears I've Cried is a solid and enjoyable album that highlights Scott's songwriting, solid singing, production and guitar talents."[8] For example, "Lorra" has a 1960s groove, while "Halo" is a simple down-home traditional porch-swing classic. Track 1, “I Think About You,” is a lively straight-up tune. Al Sutton, producer and engineer of Kid Rock’s Double Platinum Devil Without a Cause engineered all of the tracks on Those Tears I’ve Cried. This album includes Detroit musicians Gia Warner (Background Vocalist), Todd Glass (Drummer/Percussionist). John Lang (Pedal Steel/Dobro) was nominated for Outstanding Country Instrumentalist - Detroit Music Awards. David Mosher (Fiddle, Mando, Banjo and Vocals) won Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Instrumentation - Detroit Music Awards 2005 and Outstanding Country Instrumentalist in 2004 and 2005. Rob Crozier (Bassist).[2][9][10][11][12]

Shinin’ Like You Do[edit]

2012 Shinin’ Like You Do is Scott's solo debut CD; Scott draws influences from a large swath of traditional Americana, demonstrated by a fresh take on a rootsy cover like Rocky Top, which counters more contemporary hard-driving country pop rock originals such as "Thoughts on fire" and "Don’t say You’ll Walk Away." The album includes cowboy ballads like "Echoes in My Heart," "You and I" and "The Heart of a Grown Man." "Hide & Seek" combines the genres of country, driving pop rock and bluegrass. Spiritual gospels influence the title tune "Shinin’ Like You Do" (A song of Praise). His more "down-home" blues influences are evident in "Geronimo." "Tequilarama" is a cowboy fantasy that merges a full Mariachi sound with a kickback country vibe topped off with a pop/rock arrangement.

Scott’s older brothers are both Marine combat Veterans who served in Vietnam. When Scott was a child he, his mother, and his sister were affected by the Vietnam experience, while both of his brothers were fighting that war, one by one, in the rice paddies of Southeast Asia.[citation needed] "Have you ever known a soldier?" has a patriotic theme, and a simple message to all those who have served in the military: Welcome Home!, from Scott's experience as part of a military family

Cause[edit]

Detroit, MI Recording Session, Feb. 2013

Scott donates all the net proceeds from the sale of "Have You Ever Known a Soldier?" to organizations that directly support veterans and their families. He has worked with three non-for-profit organizations, Operation Ward 57, Wish for Our Heroes and Until Every Troop Comes Home. Steve Scott Country later worked closely in support of the campaign to bring home Bowe Bergdahl, captured by the Afghani Taliban insurgents in 2009. As of 2014 he was the only U.S. prisoner of war remaining in Afghanistan, and his family was campaigning to bring back their son.[13][14][15]

Biography[edit]

Steve Scott: raised Stephen Joseph Nalewicki (the surname of his mother's absent legal husband). Steve’s mother Mary Anne (of Irish descent) was born in Ennis, County Clare Ireland where much of his family continued to live. Steve’s biological father, John Walter Scott (of Irish and French descent), was born in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey. John Scott served in the United States Air Force, and served as a member of NASA's Communications Team for the first manned suborbital capsule to circle the Earth. Steve learned about his father from his mother a few years before her death. After meeting his father, he decided to take his surname, Scott, for the sake of his progeny. Scott's search for his father is told in one of his more personal and somber country ballads titled: "The Heart of a Grown Man."[1]

Early life[edit]

Steve was raised by his mother in a poor single-parent-family in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up with his older siblings: John, Walter and Patricia. Steve Scott’s appreciation for music started at an early age heavily influenced by his family members – his mother, an ardent Country fan, adored the likes of Johnny Cash, June Carter, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patti Page, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell. Brother Johnny brought home the sounds of The Duprees, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gay, and, of course, Aretha Franklin. Brother Walt drove home the strong rock influence (called blue-eyed soul at the time) with the likes of The Yardbirds, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, The Animals, The Rolling Stones and The Who. And finally, Sister Patti liked The Dave Clark Five, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The family could not afford a guitar for the young Scott, but one day he found an old, broken guitar, brought it home, and went to work on it. As a teenager Scott met a great guitar teacher who became his mentor and inspiration, Peter De Santa, of Colonia, New Jersey[1][16]

Education[edit]

After graduating from high school in Union, New Jersey, where he was nicknamed Lucius by his bluegrass/Deadhead friends, Scott went on to junior college where he studied Theatre Arts. He was later accepted to the NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Circle in the Square Studios) in Manhattan, where he honed his acting skills. Steve went on to graduate from the University of Arizona (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor's Degree in History/Pre-Law, followed by graduate school where he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Steve Scott, Red Carpet, Detroit Music Awards, April 25, 2014
Steve Scott, Detroit Music Awards, April 25, 2014
Steve Scott (left) on the set of Celluloide with Christopher Walken, 1996
Steve Scott on the set of Gunslinger's Revenge, 1998
Steve Scott in Ginny Off-Broadway, New York City, 1993

2013 Those Tears I've Cried produced by Steve Scott, mixed by Al Sutton. All songs written by Steve Scott; nominated Outstanding Country Recording Detroit Music Awards 2014. The single "I Think About You" was chosen by the Detroit Music Awards' sponsor Opportunity Detroit to be in the running for the People's Choice Award 2014

  • I Think About You
  • Lorra
  • Thoughts On Fire
  • Those Tears I've Cried
  • She's Made in the USA
  • Hide & Seek
  • Halo
  • Tequilarama
  • Geronimo
  • Don't Say You'll Walk Away
  • Have You Ever Known a Soldier?

2012 Shinin' Like You Do produced by Steve Scott[17]

  • Thoughts on Fire (written by Steve Scott)
  • You & I (written by Steve Scott)
  • Hide & Seek (written by Steve Scott)
  • Have You ever Known a Soldier? (written by Steve Scott)
  • Echoes in My Heart (written by Steve Scott)
  • Don't Say You'll Walk Away (written by Steve Scott)
  • Tequilarama (written by Steve Scott)
  • The Heart of a Grown Man (written by Steve Scott)
  • Shinin' Like You Do (written by Steve Scott)
  • Amazing Grace (written By John Newton)
  • Rocky Top (written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant)
  • Geronimo (written by Steve Scott)
  • Have You ever Known a Soldier? (Unplugged)

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Type Song/Album Position Chart Date
2014 Roots Music Report - Michigan Song I Think About You 3 May 24, 2014[18]
2014 Roots Music Report - Michigan Album Those Tears I've Cried 10 May 24, 2014[19]
2014 Roots Music Report - Country Album Those Tears I've Cried 24 May 24, 2014[20]
2014 JamBands.com - Relix Magazine Album Those Tears I've Cried 24 January 27, 2014[21]
2014 New Music Weekly (STS) Song I Think About You 30 April 4, 2014
2014 JamBands.com - Relix Magazine Album Those Tears I've Cried 11 February 25, 2014[5]
2014 Roots Music Report - Michigan Song I Think About You 1 February 15, 2014[7]
2014 Roots Music Report - Americana Album Those Tears I've Cried 30 February 7, 2014[6]
2014 JamBands.com - Relix Magazine Album Those Tears I've Cried 24 January 27, 2014[22]
2014 Roots Music Report - PopCountry Album Those Tears I've Cried 31 January 18, 2014
2013 Roots Music Report - PopCountry Album Those Tears I've Cried 34 December 14, 2013
2013 Roots Music Report - PopCountry Album Those Tears I've Cried 35 December 7, 2013
2013 Roots Music Report - PopCountry Album Those Tears I've Cried 32 November 16, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Steve Scott Country Bio Page". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b Bowling, David. "Those Tears I've Cried by Steve Scott Country". Cashbox Music Reviews. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ "2014 Winners". Detroit Music Awards Foundation. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Eminem, Four Tops among Detroit Music Award winners". Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Railroad Earth’s Outlaws On Top". Relix Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  6. ^ a b "Weekly Top 50 Roots/Americana Album Chart". Roots Music Report. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  7. ^ a b "Weekly Top 50 Michigan Song Chart". Roots Music Report. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  8. ^ McGee, Paul. "Steve Scott Country: Those Tears I've Cried". Lonesome Highway. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  9. ^ Hughes, David. "Steve Scott Country: Those Tears I've Cried". Fatea Magazine. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  10. ^ McGee, Paul. "Steve Scott Country: Those Tears I've Cried". Lonesome Highway. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  11. ^ Van de Wiele, Patrick. "Steve Scott Country: Those Tears I've Cried". Keys and Chords. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  12. ^ Valsam. "Steve Scott Country: Those Tears I've Cried". Roots Time. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  13. ^ "Steve Scott, country music singer, allows W4OH to receive proceeds from iTunes download". July 5, 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Steve Scott Country Cause Page". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Steve Scott Country Giving Back To The Troops and Veterans". Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  16. ^ Christopher, Nick. "Independent Recording Artist Shines Through With His Debut Album". Music Nation Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  17. ^ Shinin' Like You Do at AllMusic. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  18. ^ "Weekly Top 50 Michigan Song Chart!". Roots Music Report. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  19. ^ "Weekly Top 50 Michigan Album Chart!". Roots Music Report. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  20. ^ "Weekly Top 50 Country Album Chart!". Roots Music Report. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  21. ^ "New Year's Shout!". Relix Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  22. ^ "New Year's Shout!". Relix Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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