A virtuoso on anything with strings—and as a songwriter
In the words of the Boston Globe, Darrell Scott "is to Nashville what Richard Thompson is to Britain and what Paul Brady is to Ireland." Most artists fall toward one side or the other of the divide between great songwriting and instrumental virtuosity, but in the songs of Darrell Scott words, music, and instruments are inseparable. Darrell has written some of the sharpest country songs around (like the Dixie Chicks' "Long Time Gone"), and he can play just about anything with strings. He's toured with Robert Plant's bluegrass-oriented Band of Joy, and, as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist he's been an artist to whom many in Nashville turn for a shot of inspiration. He comes to Michigan with a new album, "Couchville Sessions." He makes most of his music at a home studio in rural Tennessee. If you've never seen Darrell Scott, he's something of an undiscovered treasure of American music, and he's at his best in intimate settings like The Ark.