Have mercy, what a show! Thank you Darrell and all our wonderful Blue Rock tech and volunteers.
Powerful writing, passionate vocals, masterful picking. - Entertainment Weekly
Twice named Nashville’s Songwriter of the Year, Grammy nominated for both songwriting and performance, Blue Rock welcomes the man Performing Songwriter Magazine dubbed “the best of the best.”
Born on a tobacco farm in Kentucky, Darrell was part of a musical family. His father, a steelworker and songwriter, made the move to Southern California with the family when Darrell was 11. Darrell and his four brothers soon began playing in his father’s band and he carried that on-the-job training into a career of his own. Along the way, Darrell earned a degree in poetry from Tufts University before making the move to Nashville.
Darrell Scott has written songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Kathy Mattea, Suzy Bogguss and Guy Clark. “Long Time Gone” was not only a hit for The Dixie Chicks, but garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song. He co-wrote and performed (with Tim O’Brien) “The Second Mouse” which was nominated for Best Country Instrumental Performance. He is also a noted producer including two projects for legendary performer, Guy Clark.
In 2003, Darrell launched his own label, Full Light Records. For the past two years, he has been “Artist in Residence” with Orchestra Nashville. His most recent solo effort, “Modern Hymns” pays soulful homage to some of his songwriting heroes—from Joni Mitchell to Bob Dylan to Paul Simon.
Help us give Darrell a warm, Texas Hill Country welcome.