I recently posted a live track of “Deaf Man's Door” from Rockwood Music Hall (NYC). It received nearly 3,000 Soundcloud plays within the first week. Someone's listening and I am grateful. On the record, this track will feature a string quartet (arrangement by Liam McCormick of The Family Crest, Brad Brooks (vox) and Dave Tavel (percussion).
I'll be taking time this summer to finish the record and produce NY artist Dan Coyle.
The next Bay Area band show will be in September at The Starry Plough (Berkeley). Following, will be a “Texas & Midwest” Tour in September and a “Northwest Tour” in October.
RECORDING SESSION CLIP
I've been working with the extremely talented arranger/artist Liam McCormick of The Family Crest on four tracks for my upcoming release. Here's a sample.
“Scott Mickelson and his band Fat Opie are changing Americana with Victoryville, which I see as a musical oeuvre much like Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology is in poetry, an exploration of the reality of Suburban America recast almost as mythology and archetype. This academic description belies the fact that this is cutting edge music.” - Pacific Sun
SeattleWaveRadio with Scott Mickelson regarding Northwest tour.
“Scott Mickelson will shatter your idea of what an "Americana banjo guy" is supposed to sound like. His voice draws comparisons to Eddie Vedder, his banjo work to Keith Richards, and his songs tell deep, timeless stories. He is very much not your typical folk singer drone.”