Journey of the Guitar Alchemyst
With incense burning between strings, wearing bells on his right ankle, the passionate ritual begins. The stage echoes, rolling like thunder under his bare feet, pounding a mesmerizing heartbeat. Dancing in a circle, shaking his dolphin guitar like a shaman shaking his magic medicine rattle, he lifts the guitar to his lips and howls the ancient cries from the deepest seas, leading us on a mesmerizing journey...
Scott Huckabay is a brilliant guitarist whose groundbreaking style incorporates elements of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Fusion. To watch Huckabay play the guitar today, you are struck by his overall mastery of the fretboard and the way in which his fingers fly up and down the neck of his acoustic guitar. Including using a meteorite for a guitar pick, Scott utilizes every known guitar trick and then adds a few of his own just for fun. Behind the explosive dynamics and pulsating rhythm of Scott Huckabay's guitar work lies an inspiring story of healing and recovery that is perhaps, more powerful than the music itself.
Involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident several years ago in Arizona, doctors told him that he would never walk or use his right hand again. He turned to his new friend, the acoustic guitar, for therapy and music began to well up from deep within his soul.
Scott attributes his healing not only to his new music, but also to the year he spent recuperating on a Hawaiian beach, swimming and being inspired by dolphins and whales. He has accepted this entire experience as a gift. Scott believes his mission in life is to share this gift with the world and to help others find healing, joy, and peace through music.
Inspired by the genius' of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Michael Hedges, David Gilmour, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Ani Difranco & Jeff Buckly as much as by dolphins, Scott's performances are powerfully electrifying. Using a violin bow, an E-bow, percussion stylings, and other effects, he creates mystical landscapes that are vast and breathtaking. Scott's original style of making music with the guitar has led him to many awards, such as Bam Magazine's Guitarist of the Year Award and his last release Alchemy(on Soundings of the Planet label) which won the Independent Music Award for New Age album of the year
Scott has performed with such artists as Chicago, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Crosby, Still & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Albert Lee, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Shadowfax, Jackson Browne, John Trudell, Toni Childs, Sarah McLachlan, Pierre Bensusan, Ram Das, Hapa, Bob Weir, and Randy Hanson. Scott has performed at various festivals, theatres, stadiums, and coffeehouses across the United States.
Scott plays with an endless supply of energy, which he gives to his audience freely and generously. At the end of each performance, his audience is physically and emotionally renewed. Scott's music encompasses a joy of being, a passion for life, and a love for all of Earth's creatures.
Booking Contact: Sonic Alchemyst Productions - (503)780.7299
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website : http://www.scotthuckabay.com