Robert Scott is a folk musician rooted in Appalachian, Irish and Scottish folk songs. Born in West Virginia to parents of strong faith and raised wherever the railroad sent his dad he was steeped in the sounds of old time spiritual songs and hymns popular in rural churches throughout Appalachia and the Ozarks. He accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, Irish bouzouki and his own redesign of the Appalachian dulcimer.
"We love his fun and creative storytelling through song and instrumentation."
Iva Calhoun, Events Coordinator
"Robert Scott's music lit up the Scottish festival when he sang with real flare a program of traditonal Scottish folk songs." Lee Lavallo, Musician and Event Coordinator
Robert was terrific! Our residents and staff loved his music and they've already been asking for another show. Robert was great at engaging with the audience and that made the whole event even better! Thanks, Robert!!
Robert arrived on time and was very friendly and professional. He is a talented musician and everybody loved the performance.
We enjoyed the music Sam and Robert
performed for us. It was upbeat and entertaining. They practiced a song that is very meaningful to our group and when Robert sang it my father had a happy tear roll down his cheek. Touching. I would hire them again for a 4th of July event or a military home coming. They would be great to hire for a BBQ or a family reunion.
Book them and enjoy.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I make it a point to perform on time, therefore show up early to set-up if/when necessary. I have my own equipment, and the use of this equipment and the time it takes to set up and take down is considered when pricing gigs. I will take a 15 minute break or less per hour.
Robert began his musical journey at a young age singing in the church choir and playing trumpet in middle and high school bands. However, music wasn't a serious part of his life until he sat in Kevin Barry's Irish Pub in Savannah, GA where he listened to some Irish blokes singing the songs of their homeland. From that experience Robert was hooked on Irish music and kindled a passion for folk and roots music.
Robert draws his influence from Irish folk revivalists such as Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem of The Clancy Brothers fame and Luke Kelly of the Dubliners. And reaching into his own roots, recordings of old timers such as Roscoe Holcomb, Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley have all been guides for his development. As Jean Ritchie's main accompaniment was the Appalachian Dulcimer, so too has the dulcimer been integral to Robert's identity. Robert has taken his many musical influences and added a healthy dose of the indie folk movement of the 1990's with a touch of rock and roll to create his own blended Irish/Americana sound.
Robert currently lives and performs in Sacramento. His performances are lively with a bare, rough hewn honesty of heart and soul. His unique approach to the songs and music of Scottish and Irish immigrants who settled in early America, keep alive the stories for a new generation. He has worked with bands and musicians to help grow the Celtic music scene in Sacramento, and is working to do the same for Old Time music.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own sound equipment if necessary and have no special requirements. Standard set-up for solo performer or trio is all that is needed.
Past Booked Events
|March 22, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Holiday Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||House Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Holiday Party|
|March 14, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 12, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Dinner Party|
|April 02, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 19, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 15, 2015||Restaurant|
|May 18, 2014||Fundraiser|
My set list includes songs of Appalachia, old timey, old-time gospel and spirituals, Irish, and Scottish folk songs.
Influences & Inspiration
My influence comes from varied areas from Irish folk revivalists to Appalachian singers to contemporary old-time singers. They include Liam Clancy, Tommy Makem, Luke Kelly, Ewan MacColl, Chance McCoy, Clifton Hicks, Dillard Chandler, Jean Ritchie, Dock Boggs, Tim Erikson, Willie Watson. And You may here a bit of the indie folk movement of the 1990's in my style.
Standard arrangement for solo, duo or trio.
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