Scott Huckabay is a brilliant guitarist whose groundbreaking style incorporates elements of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Fusion. To watch Huckabay play the guitar today, you are struck by his overall mastery of the fretboard and the way in which his fingers fly up and down the neck of his acoustic guitar. Scott creates a contemporary, shamanistic musical style, inspiring trance states resonating in an ancient frequency that induces feelings of love and healing. Scott's act is reminiscent of transcended master Michael Hedges meets Jimi Hendrix meets Ravi Shankar. He is a very rhythmic live looping performer, developing complex and energetic tribal progressions on his alternately tuned guitar. He takes the audience by surprise, leading them through dancing and joyous celebration into the realm of his celestial worship the courtyard of the Divine. Various guitar tools assist in the journey of this vision caster and his six stringed instrument of divination. His performance slowly brings the audience into his swirling, celebrating dance and then he takes them to new heights - his love and adoration of the Great Spirit. People often cry and or have profound life changing experiences during his performances for the sheer power of the love in his song melts away their bitter sorrows, opening their hearts in this radiant love and joy. Scott performs worldwide and once played in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt for whole Earth healing. He has a special gift of sharing this amazing love and uses the instrument as his capable vehicle. Scott Huckabay is rapidly gaining widespread recognition.
Scott never played guitar before a motorcycle accident left him partially paralyzed. His life dramatically changed after making a pact with God/Creator the moment before he hit the highway crashing at high speed. He woke up from being unconscious with a guitar mysteriously laid by his feet. As Scott touched the instrument, music began streaming through him. Experimenting like no guitarist would learn or imagine, Scott hit, kicked, scraped, and shook the instrument all over to pioneer novel ways to play the music he heard inside. Strumming, picking, bowing, bending and infusing harmonics were used for his own accompaniment. The ensuing year, for his own healing and musical mastery, he communed daily with wild dolphins and whales in Hawaii, listening and learning their hydro-sonic secrets. His guitar became a physical extension, therapeutic invention, and spiritual blessing for Scott and civilization.
Scott Huckabay's music flows from an original creative source evoking a deep sense of well-being and a desire to journey within, as well as to shake it up on the dance floor! A string alchemist in the purist form, Scott's sound is unique as he attunes his Taylor Guitar into an instrument of healing & transformation in the solfeggio frequency, a frequency of transformation. Scott believes this sacred music was a gift given to him after his accident, and his mission in life is to inspire people all over the world with this music. He believes that he was given a second chance at life in order to help others find healing, joy and peace within themselves. Besides being inspired by whales and dolphins, Scott is also inspired by the genius and creative spirit of Jimi Hendrix.
Scott has performed with such artists as Chicago, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Albert Lee, Buffy Saint-Marie, Shadowfax, Jackson Browne, John Trudell, Toni Childs, Sarah McLachlan, Pierre Bensusan, Ram Das, Hapa, Bob Weir, Randy Hanson, and performed at various festivals, theatres, stadiums, and coffee houses across the globe. Innovative and prolific, Scott has recorded and produced seven recordings, written a poetry book, "Angels of the Sea," and has been featured in the film "Quest for the Dolphin Spirit". Scott's music was featured on several MTV's Real World episodes. Scott also creates a wide variety of multimedia projects including the release of "Alchemy," which incorporates an interactive CD, "The Sonic Alchemyst Journey". Scott periodically records on the independent record label, Soundings of the Planet, whose motto is Peace Through Music.
Scott's performances are powerfully electrifying. While using a violin bow, E-bow, quartz crystals, loop machine and echo effects, he creates a unique mystical musical landscape that is multi-textured and vast. It is unimaginable that this music could be created by one man and his guitar. And yet he creates this music before our very eyes as if surrounded by celestial spirits adding their joyful music to his own. Rain stick effects, percussive techniques and breathtaking original and exciting compositions combined with a dynamic stage presence led to Bam Magazine's Guitarist of the Year award at the famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California.
While Scott performs, he appears to have an endless supply of spiritual & physical energy and he gives of this energy freely and unselfishly to his audience. At the end of his performance, his audience is physically, emotionally and spiritually renewed. Scott's music encompasses a joy of being, a passion for life, and a love for all of the creatures of this Earth. It is with this music that Scott hopes to help heal the wounds of the Earth and all of its creatures, and to transform that pain and sorrow into peace, beauty, joy and love.
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