Scott Spearly's original music has reached listeners on radio, in film, and across the internet in over 30 countries around the globe. You'll find him on i-Tunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon and on most online platforms and digital outlets. Influenced by his roots band The Knuckle Dusters, and a wide variety of genres and forms, his personal spin on American music is like no other.
Scott Spearly's newest batch of original songs blending rolling country rhythms with nicely understated blues tones. Carried by his own earthy guitar and harmonica styles, Scott writes of the forces of attraction, love gained, love lost, working the 9 to 5, taxes, along with a fitting tribute to one of Scott's many blues heroes, Howlin' Wolf, and what his spin might have been on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
An agressive, subverisve, gritty, underground rock & roll thing going on here, reaching heights of foulness on SIDE B that some experts believe the band refused to be credited with their real names. Scott Spearly's undeniable electric rhythms are rightfully at the forefront on this work, and it will be for history to uncover the true identies of Blammo Jinx (lead guitar), Spiv Jackson (bass), and Willy Zendo (drums).
A pandemic era album featuring Scott Spearly and the return of vocalist Shelby Boggs. Some sweet and surreal pieces weave their way through other more folkish and tongue-in-cheek songs. Most of this album was recorded with open tunings using Scott's retro Kay Thin-Twin for both rhythm and bass. The result is a softer side of Spearly, with the usual salt & peppering of longing and love.
Perhaps the most lively (if not fun) convergence of Scott Spearly and Shelby Boggs to date. Biting your tongue? Drinking too much? On this quick album rhythm & blues meets island sounds and a taste of gumbo. And yes, DOGS, in this case a crafty town mutt who serves no master. If you are looking for a way to meet Scott Spearly and his music this album is a highly recommended start.
No more than two months after Spearly's Walkin' Dog was released, fellow artist and musician Dave Sims proposed a live album of all instrumentals, purely acoustic and improv-driven. Sims would build the forms frailing and fingerpicking baritone ukulele, as well as a Merlin dulcimer, and Spearly would provide backup and counter-rhythm on guitar. The result, eighteen musical meditations from the fingers of two old friends.
House Arrest? Old Buicks? Dive bars and trains? Spearly brings a rare narrative wordsmithing approch to these songs bridging fun and more serious topics. The characters in Scott Spearly's life and times are wonderfully present in his writings--- his son Matthew Spearly lends some tasteful flat-picking and bowed upright bass, friend and songwriter David Pulizzi adds some colorful vocals, and album art is by Dave Sims.
An edgy, deep-in-the-throes of winter album that surveys many of Scott's musical influences. Punkish blues undercurrents coupled with 50's and 60's doo-wop rock carry Scott's storytelling, along with some folky works and other pieces that are waaaay off the reservation for any genre. Shelby Boggs makes her first of several album appearances on You're a Cancer and all 5' 4" of her powerfully savvy vocals are fully on display.
Released the same year as his folk-country debut album Low-Country Radio, the songs compiled for Far From the Herd lean closer to some of Spearly's hokum and blues influences. Throwback sounds of 50's era country are present... as well as swing, punk, and classical divergences. WCCF radio featured 2 instrumentals from this album as part of an interview with Spearly on their classical program "The Third Floor" with Bill Cromwell.
From the rear cover: Low-Country Radio dials up the kid storyteller in Scott Spearly. Old friends and new listeners will pick up on his tendencies to sing about kids and dogs, and of dark rooms with cool drinks. Sprinkle in some twangy songs about trains and Mexicans, mix in a dash of politics with the pain of love lost or the joys of love found, and you've got the makings for some real low-country sounds.
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