When you think of "New Age" piano music, your probably think of delicate piano sounds that flow like running water to soothe and calm the spirit. Much of the music on this disc does exactly that. But there is another side to his musical personality that reveals his rock-n-roll roots. You see, much of the music is also upbeat, electrifying, and just plain fun. It's not rock music, but sometimes it does rock!
Like any all-American boy, Scott became interested in music in high school, an interest that led inevitably to rock and roll. "I had a keyboard and started out with some friends, wanting to put a rock band together. Playing music was something I was interested in and for me, it was always a positive energizing experience," he says.
Scott discovered a knack for composing and, with a guitarist friend, developed the habit of rising early each morning to "jam to the sunrise" before school started. Then, as now, the wonders of nature provided much of the inspiration for his compositions. But after several years of playing in smoky clubs and struggling to keep bands together, Scott discarded rock music and the lifestyle that seemed inseparable from it. The requisite long hair stayed however.
"I started trying to get back to the kind of music that I rememberd playing in the begining," Scott says, "trying to capture the aspect of music that is so positive and inspiring."
Commitment renewed, Scott studied music seriously, using piano as his primary instrument. Many would classify his music as "New Age", but Scott is more concerned wih the feeling it generates in listeners than with its category. Music is something that can touch and affect and inspire people. As I play for various audiences, there are people who seem to be truly affected by the music, and who let me know that," he says.