Scotty Bratcher began playing guitar at an age that it became second nature to him, he was two.
By this time, Stevie Ray Vaughan had impressed the world. When the 1989 release of his Austin City Limits performance was aired, Scotty was spellbound in front of the television. Eventually Scotty's father had acquired a few electric guitars that he let Scotty play as long as he was careful with them.
When he was eleven, Scotty was going to open mike nights at clubs in the greater Cincinnati area. This was where he began getting on-stage experience and eventually found band members to support him.
Over the next several years, Scotty sat in with various bands and had the opportunity to open for hero Lonnie Mack.
In 2000, he entered the National Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Contest. In this contest, contestants were to download via computer, KWS’s new single of which the lead solo was to be made up by the competitors. Out of 1,200 entries, Scotty received 1st runner up.
Scotty has played with and opened for names like Ted Nugent, Little Texas, Blue Oyster Cult, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Anthony Gomes, Foghat, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie and Wayne Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Eddie "the Chief" Clearwater, Lonnie Mack, Walter Trout, .38 Special, Styx, Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tinsley Ellis, Lou Graham of Foreigner, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band and many more.
Scotty is also an accomplished studio musician who has recorded with many blues, rock, country, gospel, funk and even heavy metal artists.
In addition to his own band, since 2007, Scotty has also joined forces with Noah Hunt, lead singer for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band, as the guitar player and 2nd vocalist of the group The 420 All Stars featuring Noah Hunt.
Additionally, in 2013, Scotty’s song, Back Home To You, has been used as the theme song for the Showtime Special, “Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs”.