Scott Joss

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Scott Joss
InstrumentsFiddle, mandolin, guitar
Years active1980–present

Scott Joss (born 1962) is a songwriter, guitarist, mandolin player, singer, and fiddle player primarily in the American Country music tradition[1] who has performed with Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Pete Anderson, Tiny Moore, Roy Nichols, Dusty Wakeman, Kris Kristofferson and Jana Jae[1] and is a successful solo artist.[2][3][4]


Born in Santa Monica, California in 1962 and raised in Redding, California, Joss learned to play fiddle from Jana Jae, the one-time wife and fiddle player for Buck Owens and his Buckaroos. Praised as "the heir to the Bakersfield throne" because of his early association with Bakersfield Sound musicians,[5] Joss' playing has been key to hit tunes scored by Merle Haggard & The Strangers and Dwight Yoakam.[3]



  • 1996: Souvenirs (Little Dog)
  • 2000: A New Reason to Care (Little Dog)

With Dwight Yoakam[edit]

With Merle Haggard[edit]


  1. ^ a b John 'Scott' Golosio: So, what kind of PEOPLE are these musicians?,, accessed May 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Erik Hage: Review of A New Reason to Care by Scott Joss,, accessed May 6, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Little Dog Records: Scott Joss,, accessed May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ A News Café: The Wright Sound: Country’s Scott Joss Plays Pilgrim Church,, September 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Jana Pendragon: Scott Joss - Biography,, accessed May 6, 2012.

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