News:Summer Rocks! - April 2013
I love the way summer
creeps up on us all, and you start thinking vacations, long weekends,
and how the hell can I fit it all in with everything else I have to do?
I am thinking maybe Costa Rica? Definately hiking some hard peaks,
definately a lot of motorcycling, definately paying a little more
attention to all the festivals and fun in my area. I hope you are
doing the same. Come out and catch a show, lot's of my favorites
on the Colorado front range, in the high country in Estes Park, down in
Denver, and out in the Black Hills of South Dakota. See you out
Here we go - February 2013
breaks open in Colorado with a mild winter and holidays, elections, and
new years resolutions all behind us. A songwriter owes it to both
himself and the muse to write on, press on, and learn the boundaries,
and then break them. I hope to do so this year, and maintain an
attitude of gratitude for the gifts, fun and adventure that comes with
the pursuit of being a traveling songwriter....
Speed of life - November 2012
year goes by so quickly as a "grown up." Lives change all around
you and you share in the events. We all take turns both
celebrating and weathering career changes, children, moves,
holidays, marriage, divorce, deaths, births, new loves, old loves,
laughter, travel, up's & down's, moments, and more. I find
myself in a thankful mood as we approach Thanksgiving, grateful for it
New year, new songs, new shows - March 2012
out of the gates of winter and feeling the warm days of spring on the
air. Three months off was good for writing songs. It's time
to come into the new year, with new songs, to new venues, and favorite
haunts, making music, and turn up the love. Get back to the stage, and
visit with the peeps. Check the shows link above for the concert
schedule, see you soon...
Risk... - October 2011
night a little building in Old Town took a risk. They don’t do
live music, but they do have the best seafood in town. They asked two
musicians to play on a Thursday night. The musicians took a risk
and decided to play. It would be upstairs, via a skinny staircase, a
little room with hardwood floors and ten tables. Five minutes prior to
start no one was there, it was very quiet. Then it started, and
filled, and filled more, and the music played. Ghost notes, grace
notes and rhythms fell just right. The songs flowed from musician
to crowd, back to musician, back to crowd. It lasted two hours ten
minutes from first note to last. It was special, and rare, and
the crowd knew it. So did the musicians. The room was breathing,
and alive, and together. And while no one wanted it to end, all
were glad just to have been there. The little building in Old Town was
Summertime... - June 2011
Here we are
entering the hazy hot fun months of summertime. Enjoy this season
and make time for the outdoor concerts, picnics, festivals, dinners on
the patio, BBQ's with good friends, family and good wine under the
light of the moon. Hope to see you at a show...
Here we are... - Nov 2010
the end of 2010 and the holidays ahead as the planet tilts America away
from the Sun. Summer ends, autumn sneaks by, and then Home Depot is
playing X-mas songs. It reminds me how brief and nutty life is.
Thanks for listening to the tunes, seeing the 2010
shows, and putting up with the ramblings of a musician who does enjoy
Music breaks boundaries ... - July 2010
A few weeks
spent in the Carribean on the little French/Dutch island of St Maarten
refreshed my belief that music is the language of the soul. It is
truly without boundaries. Spending a few nights listening to, and then
playing with a wonderful Cuban-Latin band, we conversed using broken
anglo-spanish to get things going and then the music spoke for
itself. Island time is as real as any other...
Small potatoes can be good... - March 2010
Life as a
songwriter is like most careers, plenty of hard work, long hours, and
up’s and down’s. Once in while however, the life forces of music
& people collide in such a spectacular way that one finds
themselves humbled by the event, and left shaking in awe. Tonight
was just that.
Folks ranging from 10 years old to 60 singing with
me, roughneck guys, college girls, working class, upper class, half a
dozen other great Colorado songwriters, old friends, new friends, and
the steady group of regulars that are always supporting the shows.
Standing room only, the crowd and myself giving and
taking at will. Playing 45 minutes past the scheduled end
time, just because we all wanted to keep the night going.
Everyone singing, laughing, enjoying. No ego’s, nothing but
music, life, love, friends and people.
Small potatoes living as a songwriter has it's moments. Once in a while, damn it is rare and good…
Sturgis, SD Bike Rally - August '09
roaming the Black Hills of South Dakota, doing 6 shows in 8 nights, and
experiencing the energy, fun and insanity of the largest motorcycle
rally in America. The towns and clubs played that week were full
of every walk of life, from hard core Harley riders, to partially clad
Australian women, to local dare-devils, to native american dancing
New Album "The Age of Plenty" - March '09
third Von album "The Age of Plenty" is in the works. Scott spent
8 nights in the studio recording the new tunes with an acoustic
guitar and a handful of his favorite musicians. "I went into this
one wanting an open sounding record, with a live feel in the studio. It
is ending up with more kick and spice than I expected, and yet remains
honest. This should be a good one..."
Scott Von Roots Duo - September '08
back from roaming Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. "These last tours with
Jimmy Yozell on drums were more fun than should be legal! Thanks
to all the great folks who came out to the shows, and made the deal so
Scott Von / Tony Furtado Concert - March '08
Billy's stage in the mountain town of Salida, Colorado. Scott supported
Tony Furtado with a 40 minute set and rev'd the crowd up for the
stunning banjo & slide work of Tony Furtado. Tony and Scott
later joined forces on stage playing some of Vons newest songs with
Tony's fiery banjo work. Half the venue followed the two artists
down the road to a local mountain watering hole to toast the evening
and talk music.
New England Tour - oct. '07
be touring New England with two weeks of shows in Maine, New Hampshire,
and Boston. Taylor Mesple (piano/accordion) will be joining Scott
on parts of the tour including a house concert in Boston, Mass.
Also on this tour, Scott is joining up with performer/songwriter Angie
Stevens for a theatre show in Lewiston, Maine. Check the shows
link for details.
Scott Von Roots Duo - may '07
Scott has a
put together a Roots duo, blending elements of Stomping Roots music,
Americana and Folk. Early spring '07 Scott took the duo out on the road
touring the western states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota,
Sailin' on a boat - jan '07
The opening track "Sailin' on a boat" off Scotts new album MOVING STONES was chosen to be an anchor track on a new music
CD sampler to be used at the Sundance Film Festival to connect Filmmakers and Songwriters.
Sundance Film Festival - Park City, Utah
Concerts lie ahead where Scott will be playing two
showcases on Jan. 24th & 26th.
Chris Smither show, and Halloween - oct '06
Scott opened up the stage at the Swallow Hill Musc Center for one of
the truly great touring American singer-songwriters: Chris Smither.
Halloween night brought a chance to
don a costume and become a character on a stage and the band
rev'ed up to play some October shows, check out the concert schedule
link for an up to date calendar.
MOVING STONES released... - aug '06
concert in Niwot, Colorado
"The concert was a remarkable evening, and reminded me of
the value of music & community. When weather, music, venue, and
crowd all come together in just the right amounts, it is an
unbeatable experience. The house was a rockin'. Thanks to the band
and all the fans for such a memorable night..." -Scott
MOVING STONES is Scott Von’s second recording, and a
musical romp through the up's and down's of an American life. The
album captures many of the live favorites from the road. Take
“Sailin’ on a boat,” the opening cut, with its unmistakable vamp, or
“Hard” which documents the reflections of a man looking back on his
life. “Down by the sea” playfully looks at the coastal life of Central
America, and the live favorite “Two eyes” tells the true tale of
walking straight into a grizzly bear. Recorded in an old
farmhouse in Maine, Von’s new album offers up stirring grooves from the
roots music tradition, strips it down bare naked in the folk tradition,
and takes musical risks by mingling with musicians who can really
Moving Stones now available on iTunes and CDBaby. Check out the listen/buy link for samples and info.