Born in Southern California, Scott began his musical career in Virginia in 1968, moving to Maryland in 1970 and landing in Tucson, Arizona in ’73. In Tucson, he put together a series of bands that performed original material culminating with Loose Boots, whose 1978 album featured songs written by Scott.
Relocating in Southern California, Scott worked a day job yet continued to play in bands and became known for his expressive vocal style and solid guitar playing, eventually securing a temporary position as lead guitarist with ‘60s / ‘70s hit-makers The Grass Roots in 1997. Over the years Scott’s bands have opened for or backed up a plethora of nationally and internationally known artists including Tom Rush, Al Wilson, Bill Medley, The Coasters, The Marvelettes and others too numerous to mention.
Since 2000, Scott has shifted to an acoustic format that has allowed listeners to focus on his vocals (which have drawn comparisons to the likes of Joe Cocker, Bob Segar, Eric Clapton and Howlin’ Wolf).
When he’s not doing work as a solo artist, he teams up with some of The O.C.’s finest players in duo, trio and band formats including Guitar ace Danny Ott (Chris Gaffney’s Cold Hard Facts), Bruce Borden, Jamie Browning (Righteous Brothers, Orleans, Bill Medley), Don Preston (Leon Russell, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen) and keyboard whiz Dave James (Boy Howdy).