At the heart of any writer's lyrics lies a piece of their soul. One of the things that I like about folk music is that the message that he or she attempts to convey to a listener may be done as clearly as stars can be seen in a clear moon lit sky far away from the intrusion of city lights. Other times, the writer feels a need, for whatever reason, to more or less bury their message within metaphorical phrases that the listener must decipher if they are to understand the writers' emotions at the time that the lyrics were written. Just as there are many styles of learning, there are many styles of listening to music. For some, listening to music provides them with 'background noise' to break the silence in their lives which they find annoying. Others see music as a means of self expression so they prefer to listen to a particular genre which 'fits' how their own perception of themselves. Regardless of the reason(s) as to why you listen to music, artists who create it do so for varied reasons as well. However, I believe that all artists and musicians share one thing in common; that being a need for self expression in such a manner that a certain degree of anonymity is ensured. Most artists can bare the most intimate details of their lives in words, notes, or on canvas without fear for they know that they will never meet those who will be responsible for interpreting the message that the artist is attempting to convey. I have always believed that those of us who enjoy music which is often described as being rooted in the folk, country, or acoustic tradition are more inclined to focus upon the lyrical content of the music to carry our message to a listener. As such, we are less inclined to bury our lyrics behind blazingly fast guitar licks in which distortion may be amply applied. However even with folk music, there is a time and place for electric guitars, distortion, and a little more volume. Take a listen to 'When the Carnival Left Town' on my latest offering, 'The Invisible Man' as a case in point. Still, the message being conveyed to the listener is based primarily in word and not necessarily in instrumentation. Therefore, the listener must be exactly that; someone who 'listens' to music and not simply someone who requires it in order to subdue one's inability to appreciate the moments of silence in their lives. If you are someone who enjoys hearing a message conveyed within the lyrics of a song, then I believe that you will enjoy my music. My first CD 'Movin' On' was released in 2006. My latest CD 'The Invisible Man' was released during the summer of 2011. During that five year span of time, many changes occured in my life. Some were initiated by events that occured during the intervening time span. And some were initiated by events which had occured many years before. Regardless of the amount of time which past between the moment that provided the motivation for the writing of a particular song and it's completion in recorded form, there is a piece of my soul in each and every song. It would have been easy to have remained anonymous and never have released what I have written. But life is rarely easy is it? Life has taught me that those things worth having rarely come easily. It is my desire that you will find relevence in my music. And for those of you who do, you will realize why it was necessary for me to want to share a part of myself with you. Take care. Scott.