Though she has lived in Tennessee for the better part of ten years, Kentucky-bred Chelsey Scott spent much of her life growing up just north of the Mason-Dixon line around Louisville, Ky.; a city that has produced some noteworthy music acts of late (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Ben Sollee). With her hometown’s influence, Scott’s songwriting also reflects the unique sounds that are arising from her current home of Nashville; sounds that are fresh, though steeped in their own tradition and history based on alt-country, folk and Americana standards.
Scott’s last recording, a small house recording that was mixed and mastered by fellow Nashville musicians, including Kenny Hutson (Vigilantes of Love, Over the Rhine), who served as the project’s producer, is a beautiful introduction to what Scott creates. The debut of this collection, “the little boat ep”, resulted in local acclaim and Scott’s first major tour, opening for artists Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb. Since then, Scott has continued with great live work and displays such as she goes. An obvious singer-songwriter by nature, Scott has been compared to the likes of Jolie Holland and Gillian Welch, fitting into a genre of Americana music that’s been shaped by modern (and specifically, Nashville) influences.
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