Woody - 2006
Robert Bruce Scott: Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Mandolin
Evelyn Johnson: Harmony Vocal on "I Dreamed I Touched Your Face"
Jonathan Silpayamanant: Cello on "In the Sea"
This is the acoustic cd RBS fans have been waiting for. While building a following in Oklahoma, Robert Bruce Scott became known as a masterful acoustic guitarist. His lightning fast shifts between finger style and flat picking, finger-busting jazz chords and sparkling use of the 12-string provide the foundation for these songs.
For this album, Robert has returned to his musical roots - acoustic folk-rock with lush vocal harmonies influenced by groups such as The New Christie Minstrels, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and The Beatles. Woody blends refreshing, glistening acoustic rock with mellow folk stylings - leavened with a number of experimental surprises. The album also features Robert's superb, sometimes Flaminco style 5-string bass work.
Some of these songs have simple, direct, heartfelt lyrics - others spin yarns and weave complex webs to explore the human mystery. Water and wood flow through these lyrics, infusing them with evocative visual imagry. A vocal chameleon, Robert creates a unique vocal style for each song, somtimes warm and folksy, sometimes an operatic powerhouse.
Robert's current projects include il Troubadore - Indy's 16th Century Rock Band. Formed with cellist Jonathan Silpayamanant in 2004, the band has garnered notoriety around Indianapolis for their unique instrumentation (mandolin & cello), their offbeat covers of popular music from the 11th Century to the present, and their work with belly dancers, featuring original songs with strong middle-eastern folk influences. For more information, go to www.troubadore.com
The 7th cd in the RBS discography, Woody was largely recorded before il Troubadore formed. Cellist Jonathan Silpayamanant appears on the final track. Soprano Evelyn Johnson, also of Indianapolis, provides the high harmony on "I Dreamed I Touched Your Face."
As with many RBS cds, Woody contains an embedded webpage with lyrics and liner notes - which will autoload when the cd is put in your computer. The cd also, characteristically, shares a complete dissimilarity to each of his previous works. If you've listened to one RBS cd, you've listend to only one - they're all very different.
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Robert Bruce Scott - Heavy Metal Poisoning (2009)
...Heavy Metal with Belly Dance / World Music rhythms, powerhouse vocals and guitar, all drenched in heavy metal synthesizers. Over the top in a good way... Noiseman433, vocals, signal processers; Bradley Moore, keyboards; Paul Radecki, percussion. Availability: http://www.cdbaby.com/rbs6
Robert Bruce Scott - Heart and Soul (2007)
...gorgeous Celtic harp and stunning classical guitar music with cultured vocals of an operatic tenor at the peak of his training and performance. Availability: http://www.cdbaby.com/rbs5
Robert Bruce Scott - Woody (2006)
...glistening acoustic rock. Evelyn Johnson, additional vocals; Jonathan Silpayamanant, cello. Availability: http://www.cdbaby.com/rbs4
Robert Bruce Scott - Killing Time (2004)
...rock, rock and roll - guitar driven. Availability: http://www.cdbaby.com/rbs3
Robert Bruce Scott - Virtual America (2003)
...piano-driven gospel, country and rock. Availibility: http://www.cdbaby.com/rbs2
Robert Bruce Scott - The Light (2003)
...album oriented rock with synthetic orchestration. Additional vocals by Cody Dorrell, Lisa Owen-Carlson and Danielle Bailey. Availibility: http://www.cdbaby.com/rbs
The Troubadour - BONNIE ROSE (2002)
...classic and original folk songs and Italian arias arranged for mandolin, two voices, tambourine and bassoon. Susan Diekman, Bassoon; Martha Aponte, Alto; Robert Bruce Scott, Tenor, mandolin, and tambourine. Availability: contact robert@ArtistStudio.com
The Source - Embryo / Three Trees - nut (1999)
...two albums on one cd. The Source was David Christian Anderson, Casey Alexander Gray and Robert Bruce Scott. Three Trees was David (Jones) Smith, Casey Alexander Gray and Robert Bruce Scott. Embryo is AOR, nut is folk/classical/alternative. Both are very experimental. Availability: contact robert@ArtistStudio.com
Three Trees and Friends - Christmas on the Boulevard (1998)
...a collection of classic and original christmas songs performed by more than 20 musicians from Lawton, Oklahoma. Availability: contact robert@ArtistStudio.com