Darrell Scott

The Iron Horse (18 Center St., Northampton, MA)


Darrell Scott at The Iron Horse on Wednesday, October 2 2024

Multi-Instrumentalist and Singer-Songwriter Darrell Scott mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we don’t always get it right, but that’s the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred. Darrell Scott comes from a musical family with a father who had him smitten with guitars by the age of 4, alongside a brother who played Jerry Reed style as well. From there, things only ramped up with literature and poetry endeavors while a student at Tufts University, along with playing his way through life. This would never change.After recently touring with Robert Plant and Zac Brown Band (2 years with each), and producing albums for Malcolm Holcombe and Guy Clark and being named “songwriter of the year” for both ASCAP and NSAI, these days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage hiking along the small river, creating delicious meals with food raised on his property, and playing music. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself in life.Career Highlights:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominee 2023Grammy Nomination, Best Country Song – “Long Time Gone” The Chicks 2003Grammy Nomination, Best Country Instrumental Performance – “The Second Mouse”2001Americana Music Association Song of the Year – “Hank Williams’ Ghost” 2007Rolling Stone Magazine – Theatre of the Unheard, 2003 Critics Top AlbumsASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: The Chicks, Keb’ Mo’, Faith Hill, Guy Clark,Sam Bush, Maura O’Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks,Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw ...Recorded With: Steve Earle, Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmie DaleGilmore, Jon Pousette-Dart, Ginny Hawker, Malcolm Holcombe, John McCusker, AllisonMoorer, Jessie Alexander, Randy Travis...Production: Guy Clark, Steep Canyon Rangers, Willi Carlisle, Wayne Scott, Susan Werner