Cal Scott, first place winner of The Great American Song Contest, brings a concert of original songs to The Hoffman Center in Manzanita on Friday, May 16th at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature Cal on vocals, guitar and harmonica, and Kathryn Claire on vocals, fiddle, and guitar. Scott will be performing songs from his latest CD, Carved Wood Box and in addition to accompanying Cal, Kathryn will be singing songs from her new CD, Shimmering Blue.
Cal is the musical director of the eight-piece ensemble, The Trail Band, and also records and tours with Irish fiddler Kevin Burke. Their CD “Across the Black River” was hailed as “one of the top 12 world music CDs of 2007” by the New York Times. He has also written musical scores for over fifty PBS specials including the opening theme for the Oregon Public Broadcasting program, The Oregon Experience.
Admission is $12.
Carved Wood Box is receiving airplay all across the country on Folk playlists. Here are some comments
about the songs:
“I wanted to tell you how impressed I was by every aspect of the production. At the heart of it, of course,
your wonderful songwriting and storytelling in song. I am sent so many CD’s, and very, very few touch me
as yours did. Thank you again.” Tom May, Host, River City Folk. (syndicated radio program).
“Paid Too Much for the Diamond …is an exceptionally well-written song in every aspect.” Great American
Song Contest Judges, March, 2013.
“Cal Scott writes story songs the way they should be written, with clear plot and simple words, so natural
you would think you were listening to him talk. …songs worth repeated listening.” – Mitch Park, Folk on
Sunday, 104.7FM, Hastings, New Zealand
“Great songwriting and accompanying instrumentation, along with Cal’s guitar work, make this disc a joy to
play – and a joy to listen to!” – Jim Canales, The Acoustic Revival, 90FM WWSP, Stevens Point, WI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGST8mPBTXE Carved Wood Box
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5-NbnN3QPw Listening for Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOFSeUVVDoQ Overcast Skies