Will Scott | Gnawbone

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Gnawbone

by Will Scott

Soul-Americana, Hill Country Blues, and Rock by one of the biggest voices in the New York roots music scene. Includes guest performances by Preacher Boy (producer), Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton, and Jan Bell.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Jack's Defeat Creek
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2. Gnawbone
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3. Make Her Love Me
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4. Lazy Summertime
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5. Country Soil
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6. Louisiana Lullaby
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7. Paper Match
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8. Mother May I
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9. Stain Lifter
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10. Long Time Since
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11. Sarah
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Gnawbone," produced by Gold Record recipient, Preacher Boy (Blind Pig Records, Coast Road Records, Eagle Eye Cherry) is Will Scott's second release under his name and his studio debut. The album features guest performances by Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas), and Jan Bell.

“An astonishingly assured blend of sophisticated songwriting and soulful vocals… backed up by a crack team of hand-picked musicians.” -Martin Dowsing in the London Evening Standard.

Known for his big, bluesy voice and distinctive guitar playing, Scott’s work has been labeled “Soul Americana”--a meeting of Alt. Country and Blues with a dash of Rock and Roll. The New York Press describes his voice as “thick as blood.” His popular weekly residency in Brooklyn is hailed as “the best weekly blues show in New York” by Lucid Culture. “Gnawbone” showcases his voice and style backed by some of the country’s finest musicians including Joe Magistro on drums, Jim Whitney on upright bass, and Preacher Boy on Hammond, piano, guitar, and more.

The first two tracks show Scott’s Indiana roots. Tom-Petty-styled rocker, “Jack’s Defeat Creek,” and slide-guitar romp, “Gnawbone,” are both inspired by towns of the same names in southern Indiana. Additional highlights include “Make Her Love Me,” a funky, Junior Kimbrough-inspired groove, “Stain Lifter,” a heavy-hitting song of contrition with a touch of Lanois-style production, and “Amen Corner,” a meditation on dying made heart-breaking by Jolie Holland’s devilish fiddle and the angelic backing vocals of Holland, Samantha Parton, and Jan Bell.


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Independent Music Awards

Gnawbone, Finalist for Blues Album of the Year
Gnawbone has been selected as one of five finalists for Blues Album of the Year at The Independent Music Awards (www.independentmusicawards.com). Judges decision and popular vote winners will be announced soon.

Americana Roots

John Walker
“Gnawbone will catch your attention immediately with its hard driving soulful depth. The mixture of classic rock, blues, and even folk, permeate through to deliver a tantalizing CD.”

RootsTime.be

RootsTime, Belgiuim
"Gnawbone is a beauty... finished to perfection, both instrumentally and vocally." (translation by Google)

AltCountryForum.nl

Alt Country Forum, The Netherlands
“Musically well put-together… there is no other conclusion than that this man is a genius” (translation by Google)

Alan Young

Lucid Culture
"Soulful presence... big voice...production is marvelously oldschool... made for late-night listening..."

SouthernBrand.com


"Solid, heavy, trance-like rhythms bubblin' up from a cool Mississippi hill country spring with just a sweet bit of twang. A timeless, layered voice somewhere between our patron saint, The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White and the great Gordon Lightfoot after a three day whiskey-bent bender. He's a soulful and gifted songwriter with a sound thick as Tupelo honey. This album knocked us out. We got the title track on eleven here at Southern Brand, shakin' the shingles."

Maurice Hope

Americana UK Review of GNAWBONE
"Will Scott’s debut studio solo recording draws on southern rock, blues and music akin to Jim Morrison of the Doors even, as he embraces everything that is good in Americana music...

One of the most impressive new acts of his kind to come along in quite some time."

John Walker

Americana Roots Review: "ONE YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT"
“Gnawbone will catch your attention immediately with its hard driving soulful depth... Scott has the unique ability to deliver a song vocally with the soul and passion that drives a song home. His vocal presence is astounding..."

FolkWax Review by Kyle M. Palarino

Take a Bite on the Gnawbone
"Gnawbone is a true Americana album with all of the early sounds of country, folk, rock and roll, and then there are modern twists to keep you on your toes... Chew on Gnawbone for awhile. It won't go stale." (www.folkwax.com)

William P Scott

Martin Dowsing in the London Evening Standard
“an astonishingly assured blend of sophisticated songwriting and soulful vocals… backed up by a crack team of hand-picked musicians.”