Why hire Singer Songwriter Scott Wilcox?
For Scott Wilcox music isn't a colorful group of tones and rhythm, it is blood. Last October, Scott wrote a song called, When You Know Better, for Oprah and performed it on her new show called Lifeclass. She loved it. She cried, called it fantastic, and said his music was a gift. Raised in Wisconsin, Scott has written over 150 songs. His music blends blues, folk, and country into what Scott calls the Americana Blues. In the past year, he has won the Bob Dylan Songwriting Contest, appeared on Oprah and produced three CDs. Scott performs shows for 2 to 4 hours and is willing to travel (Travel expenses and lodging will be included in his rate).
Scott Wilcox is an Americana Blues singer/songwriter from Wisconsin. Scott began making up songs at the age of 3 and at the age of 12 began performing his songs to live audiences. Scott plays three instruments, but his voice is truly why his fans keep coming back. When Scott performs his shows are a blend of music and stories that captivate, motivate and inspire the audience.
Scott's father was a radio disc jockey and program director in Thailand during the Vietnam conflict. His mother was a young nurse when his parents met in Madison in the early sixties and soon after, his sister Lisa was born in Alaska during the greatest earthquake of our continent in 1964. Scott Wilcox was born on an Air force base outside of Dayton Ohio in 1967, soon after his dad was shipped to Vietnam. When his father returned from the war he went into commercial radio and the family moved all over the US. In the 17 years his parent were married, they'd moved 21 times. When Scott tuned 12, his parents filed for divorce. Scott was raised in a musical family full of band directors and choir teachers and he always felt as if he was the musical "Black Sheep". His life had been influenced by all the places and people he's met in his life, places like New York, New Orleans, Chicago and yes, Wisconsin. He wrote his first song soon after his parents' divorce. He'd taught himself piano that Summer. By the age of 12 Scott had become quite an accomplished drummer, and piano seemed to come very easily. His mother raised her two children with little support from his father who had moved far away. Scott spent the rest of his childhood in the small town of Tomah, WI surrounded by family and friends. It was during this time he formed a very close bond with his maternal grandfather Vernon Oftedahl. His grandpa "Vern" always had stories to tell, whether they were stories about being captured by the German's in WII, or the days of playing trumpet with drummer Gene Krupa and his amazing big band sound. Scott's songwriting usually revolved around his adolescent life and the love he'd recently lost or gained. His early work set the foundation for a life of composing. Through his teenage years he'd played with a number of bands, some good some... not so much. Bands with names like Risk, Onslaught, The Backwoods Band, White Horse and many others with names and genres as diverse as the life he had already lived. As he grew older he began to stretch his creative limits and to write songs that appealed to people on an emotional level, but from an angle they might not have considered. He experimented with Rock, Blues, Jazz, Soul, The Motown Sound, Folk and Country.
Scott was married in 1993 to his college sweetheart, a beautiful blue-eyed red-headed farm girl from Wisconsin. Brenda and Scott moved to Milwaukee then all the way to Mobile, AL where they had their first two children Kayla and Laura. They spent five years on the gulf coast before returning to Wisconsin where they had their son Adam at the turn of the century. Scott continued to write while he worked in the field of advertising creating commercials and jingles for local, regional and some national companies. His wife Brenda, a nurse like his mother, worked at the local hospital and always encouraged his music. With new experiences and new surroundings Scott wrote many new songs and picked up the guitar so he could more easily play his music with friends and family. Now he lives where he grew up, in Tomah, WI. His music is still fresh and packed full of wisdom and insight, with a touch of humor for good measure. The best part is that his story has only just begun. Purchase one of his CD's today and join in his experience.
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