Screamin' Scotty

About Me: Been a fan of Rockabilly & early Rock N' Roll for many, many, many years. Got the bug from my Daddy-O who introduced me to Elvis "Sun Sessions", Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, & Ricky Nelson in my early formative years. Of course, being a teenager in the 1980's I got exposure to the likes of the great Stray Cats on early MTV & radio. Dig Gretsch guitars, Fender amps, & vintage 1950's musical merchandise in general. I've owned, bought, & sold more musical merchandise than I could possibly recall. Looking back at some of my favorite gear the following come to mind; 1956 Gretsch 6192 (CC), 1957 Gresch 6120, 1953 Gretsch 6192 (Pre-Club), 1958 Gretsch 6117 (Double Anny), & 1959 6128 (Duo-Jet). I've also owned quite a few Gretsch reissue guitars & always enjoy acquiring new uncovered information regarding this wonderful brand from then to now. Some favorite Rockabilly artists include Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, etc... The list goes-on, but in general I'm a huge fan of most early Rockabilly & Rock N' Roll purveyors, as well as, many that followed over the years including; Stray Cats, Robert Gordon, High Noon, Reverend Horton Heat, Amazing Crowns, etc... Some years ago, I had the opportunity to contribute to the New England Rockabilly resurgence as lead guitarist & co-songwriter of a seminal Providence, RI based Rockabilly outfit. During this time we routinely performed at various clubs, bars, & honky tonks through-out the North East. Following this musical endeavor I travelled West to Colorado & released a number of singles for various small Rockabilly record labels as a solo artist. Today my music sits gathering as much dust as my guitars & chops. I now only look forward to dying & fading away as some obscure musician who for a brief moment had the wonderful opportunity to contribute to a such an amazing genre of music. Here’s what one reviewer had to say: Great Rock and Rockabilly! author: Dirk Waldorf Rock n Roll Weekenders- Germany Various Artists Wild Hare Records WH 06004 – CD “It Ain’t Rocket Science Vol. 2” “Another new name to us European kats and kittens is Screamin’ Scotty. He is belting out his wild, authentic 50s Rockabilly on the last seven number of the CD. There’s great songwriting on this killer recordings, just listen to the big Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps influence in “A Single Tear" and “I’d Want Your Lovin’ Anyway". The raw mid 50s bopper “My Puddin’ Pie" or the wild late 50s Rocker “Don’t Talk Back", are killer!!!” Here’s a few links to more on me (some material is dated):'+Scotty Recordings: - Jenny Jean (Sin'Gal 2001) - My Baby's Got Eyes In The Back Of Her Head (Sin'Gal 2005) - Ain't Rocket Science 202 (Wild Hare Records 2006) Current Gear: Guitars - - 1961 Gretsch 6120 - 1956 Gretsch 6192 Amps - - 1954 Gretsch 6161 - 1957 Gretsch 6161 -1957 Gretsch 6161 - 1958 Gretsch 6161 Effects - - 1966 Echoplex EP2 - Boss DM-3 Delay pedals See me playing these days with The BopThrills, Johnny Carlevale & The Rollin' Pins, or Leah & Her J-Walkers. Here's some links:
Member since:
Nov 15, 2011
Board post count:
46 years
Rhode Island USA
Retired Musician & Day Slave
Vintage guitars, amplifiers, & music.