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Andrew Scott inspired by fatherhood and settling down

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Edmonton based musician Andrew Scott always looking forward to coming home to Lethbridge.Andrew Scott returns to Lethbridge to play the Windy City Opry. Photo by Richard Amery

He returns to Lethbridge to play the Slice for the Windy City Opry, Wednesday, Aug. 9 with Medicine Hat musician Derk Hintz and the  Dustbowl Dynamos.
“I hope there are still people in the music community who remember me,” Scott observed from Waterton, where he has a regular gig.

he as been playing a lot .

“I did a tour of the UK for three weeks last year,” he observed, adding he is glad to be coming back.

“Lethbridge  is such a great community. Edmonton has some cool things but it isn’t nearly as close knit. It’s something that’s really special,” he said adding it has been a few years since he has performed here. The last time he played Lethbridge was at the South Country Fair competition in 2014.

 Scott, born in Grande Prairie, moved to Lethbridge for school and formed an alt country band called the Turncoats. he moved to Japan to reach English with his wife Julie for three years then settled in Edmonton.

He has released three solo albums, the most recent coming out in November, which inspired by becoming a father to his  daughter Evelyn.

“Around the time I was recording the album, I found out my wife was pregnant,“ Scott said.

“A lot of it is about moving from Japan and settling in Edmonton. Not that I speak for all songwriters, but a lot of creativity is  inspired by breaking up with somebody, or  settling in a new place or  about being in love with somebody who doesn’t love you back. But becoming  a father was such an incredible experience, it is inspiring in a completely different way,” Scott observed.

He noted musically, the new songs are still in  a folk/ roots vein.

“I still play the blues. And I’ve been playing a lot of ukulele. There is always a ukulele song on my CDs. This one has a real Hawaiian/ reggae feel to it. It’s such a cheerful sounding  instrument,” he continued.

“So I’ll be playing a lot of the new album and some Turncoats stuff. And I’ve learned a couple of covers, real bar room songs, that don’t fit my usual set, but which I’ve been dying to play,” he continued.
“ He will be joined by drummer Kyle Harmon and saxophone player Ross Samuel.

“He’ll only be playing with me at the end  of the set— old country with a saxophone,” he said.
 Andrew Scott will open this month’s Windy City Opry at the Slice at 8 p.m., with Derek Hintz following. There is a $10 cover for the show.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:01 )  
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