Scott Huckabay

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Scott Huckabay
Scott Huckabay ₪
Scott Huckabay ₪
Background information
GenresWorld music, fingerstyle, new-age, sound healing
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Acoustic guitar, piano, handpan
Years active1987–present
LabelsSoundings of the Planet
WebsiteSonic Alchemyst

Scott Huckabay is an American composer, acoustic and electric guitarist, pianist, handpan player and poet.


Huckabay is a world touring musician and composer known for his live guitar performances and original music. On August 16, 1987, during the weekend of the Harmonic Convergence, he was involved in a high-speed collision with a truck while riding his motorcycle in Tempe, Arizona. Allegedly, after waking up in the hospital recovery room, a steel-string acoustic guitar was found at the foot of the bed left by an unknown source. Huckabay says that on touching the guitar he discovered that creating sounds on the guitar helped relieve the pain from his injuries.

He immediately began developing his own unique style of playing. In that same year, a Michael Hedges concert was a major influence for Huckabay. While living in Hawaii in late 1991, Huckabay continued refining his guitar technique. Huckabay claims that while swimming in the ocean he developed a form of sound with telepathy, which he believes enables him to communicate with the dolphins and whales on a daily basis. There is no documentation of this claim and no scientific literature supporting this type of communication. According to Huckabay these sounds became an integral part of his music. He started performing live shows in Hawaii at the Hawaii Slam, West Coast including California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona and touring the rest of the world. Scott is a descendant of Chiricahua Apache Nde Nation.[1]

Huckabay playing guitar with quartz crystal

Music career[edit]

In 1991, Huckabay won the BAM magazine 'Guitarist of the Year' contest held at the Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood). November 11, 1992, Huckabay joined an all-star line up for the free Kauai Hurricane Iniki survivors concert, which also included Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Jackson Browne and Titus Kinimaka and the Kauai Boys. CSN, Bonnie, Jimmy and Jackson had just played two nights on Oahu, with the Pahinui Brothers, raising money for the victims of the hurricane that swept Kauai two months earlier. Huckabay had been living on a secluded beach when the massive Hurricane Iniki hit the island during a full moon on September 11, 1992.[2]

In 1995, Huckabay produced his debut album, "Virtual Altar", recorded live on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, California. In 1996, he recorded, "Peace Dance", and in 1999, "Alchemy", which won the 2000 Independent Visionary Award. [3] He currently records various production projects with Soundings of the Planet, their motto, 'Peace through Music'.[4]

In 1999, Huckabay performed at various ancient sites in Egypt and claimed to have found a harmonic and spiritual affinity with an ancient site called Dendera Temple complex that resonated with musical frequencies. On December 31, 1999, Huckabay performed a concert inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Two months later, Scott released the album, 'Temple of Dendara'.[5] Scott tunes his guitar intuitively to one of the Solfeggio frequencies which are claimed to affect or improve various aspects of physical or mental health. In 2006, Huckabay released the album, Secret Portal, produced by Sylvia Massy at RadioStar Studios in Mt Shasta, California.[6]

Guitar gear[edit]

Huckabay plays a 2001 custom built 610CE Taylor Guitar (nicknamed "Oceana") with a combination of a Sunrise S-1 magnetic pickup and several custom Fishman piezo pickups embedded in various locations inside the wood of the guitar to capture percussive sounds built by Bob Taylor (luthier) of Taylor Guitars. He is left handed and experiments with a variety of guitar effects pedals by Boss Corporation. He also uses a violin bow, EBow, Morley Pedals, quartz crystal and an RC-20 Loop Station by Roland Corporation to layer guitar rhythmic patterns. Making use of this equipment, he claims to equalize precisely the live sound from his instrument to achieve different sounds for every song within each concert venue. Scott has created over 300 alternate guitar tunings. Scott uses custom gauge Ernie Ball guitar strings. The Ernie Ball website has removed all references to Scott Huckabay. [7]

Three-minute sound clip of Scott Huckabay playing guitar inside the Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt.


Studio albums[edit]

Compilations (solo)[edit]

Compilations (various artists)[edit]


  • Angels of the Sea: Sacred Dolphin Art of Atlantis co-collaborated with Michelle Gold. Poetry book inspired by wild dolphins from around the world. Published by Hay House (1996)



  1. ^ Lisa Diane. "Scott Huckabay biodata".
  2. ^ "Scott Huckabay Interview by Cathalena E. Burch".
  3. ^ "Scott Huckabay Portfolio". Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Scott Huckabay Testimonials". Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scott Huckabay Interview by Greg Hohnholt, NRG Psychics". Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Big Island Weekly and front cover story interview". Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Scott Huckabay guitar strings". Retrieved November 27, 2014.

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