MP3 The Buddy Scott Trio - Pretty Flowers
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13 MP3 Songs
POP: Quirky, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
To start with the most recent events in BST history -- Buddy Scott sojourned to Vancouver to film some scenes in the MGM movie "A Guy Thing," starring Julia Stiles, Jason Lee, Selma Blair, James Brolin, and Julie Hagerty. USA Today says "unexpectedly silly fun." The Buddy Scott Trio (which is also unexpectedly silly fun) appears in the movie playing for both the bachelor party and the wedding, and Buddy Scott's song "Brand New Car," which is on his new CD, "Pretty Flowers," is featured over the opening credits.
And now back to the regularly scheduled bio... The Buddy Scott Trio has been a presence on the New York and national music scene since its inception in 1990. The Trio's previous CD, You Win, received national airplay and found a cult following, largely based on the single "BarBQue," a summer favorite about throbbing gristle and backyard fun.
The Buddy Scott Trio comprises Scott Williams -- singer, songwriter, guitarist, and miscellaneous instrumentalist; Victor Rice -- upright and Fender bass; and Gene Lewin --drums.
The Trio has made numerous appearances in the New York City area, notably at Fez (under Time Café), Windows on the World (in the World Trade Center), Here (in concert), Ear Inn, Pete's Candy Store, Downtime, Meow Mix, and the legendary Howard Johnson's in Times Square. You can check out Buddy Scott's calendar for the most up-to-date gig info.
The Trio has also appeared repeatedly on national television; the band and its music have been featured on VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. They also have been featured live guests on WFMU Radio.
Scott Williams, the voice and grey matter behind the Buddy Scott Trio, has a long and varied musical history. He was a bassist and a songwriter in the cult art-punk band Redness in Cleveland, Ohio, in the early 80's, where he also played bass with the Case Western Reserve Jazz Ensemble and in avant-garde jazz circles.
He played bass in the San Francisco area with blues singer and guitarist Mike Henderson and also produced a tape of his songs, cryptically titled Scotch Tape.
Moving on to the 90's in New York City, Scott Williams (in addition to leading the Buddy Scott Trio) co-wrote the critically acclaimed music for the Eduardo Machado musical Between the Sheets. He was also composer/instrumentalist in the band Organ Donor, whose music was featured live in the Public Theater production of Him, a play written by and starring Christopher Walken.
Scott has also been a member of the multi-media collaborative group Audio Artists, in which he plays stylophone, the "Audio Artist" (a homemade, non-keyboard synthesizer), and bass. He acted as musical director for the group's 1997 performance at Here, which incorporated video projection, live performance, electronic music, percussion, and voice-over. Audio Artists has also performed at Don Hill's, OK Harris Gallery, and live on WFMU radio.
Scott Williams has also written and performed music for television! His work includes music for the Japanese cable network SHE TV and SCI-FI TV, music for promos and air spots, and theme songs for both VH1 Country and MTV Unplugged.
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