FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2018
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Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist David Thorne Scott Releases First Video Album “The Living Room Sessions”
SOMERVILLE, MA — Vocalist David Thorne Scott of Somerville, Massachusetts is releasing his first video album, entitled “The Living Room Sessions”. Individual videos are being released on YouTube and Facebook every other Friday until the entire eleven-song project is completed in June.
The album is comprised of intimate, unedited performances recorded in Scott’s living room. Many are performed solo, and some are performed with one or two collaborators.
Scott’s original songs are in turn mysteriously oblique and earnestly heartfelt, while his adaptations of songs by Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris and Paul Simon are fresh and unique. Add several creative interpretations of jazz standards into the mix, and you have “The Living Room Sessions”.
The videos display Scott as a singer but also as a pianist and bassist. On several tracks Scott is joined by longtime friend and musical collaborator Mark Shilansky, who adds virtuosic keyboard skills and harmony vocals. Eric Byers brings his guitars into the living room to provide an Americana twang to a Cole Porter song and to flesh out some of the rock-inspired songs.
“In two afternoons we recorded eleven tracks, and I never even had to leave the house!” says Scott. “The simplicity of the approach fits my long-time goal, which is to connect with one listener at a time.”
Scott was born and raised in Nebraska, but his pursuit of deeper musical understanding brought him to Florida for a Master’s Degree in jazz vocal performance from the University of Miami. He relocated to the Boston area and began teaching at the Berklee College of Music, where he is a Professor in the Voice Department. He has performed regionally as a soloist and with groups such as the Boston Pops, the Capital Jazz Orchestra, Syncopation, and the Vintage Vocal Quartet, in venues such as Club Passim, Scullers, Ryles, and many regional arts centers. Previous recordings include "Shade" (a "Top 5 CD of the Year" by the Jazz Education Journal) and "Hopeful Romantic” (produced by Platinum-award winner Anthony Resta).