Featuring an impressive list of collaborators, such as guitarist and vocalist Bobby Cameron (Long John Baldry), drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan), bassist James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Slash) and Grammy Winner Joel Guzman (Paul Simon, Joe Ely) on accordion, Scott Free Sessions showcases top quality Americana in their latest release ‘Geoff’s Ghost’.
At the head of the group is Scot Robinson, a five-time finalist and 2021 winner of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Robinson collated this monumental group of musicians “to provide a vessel for his songs”, and with their impressive musicianship and Robinson’s compelling old-school storytelling, their latest release tells an eerie tale of a mother, her son and a suitcase.
Robinson’s lyrical style keeps you engaged the whole way through as you listen to his musical story unravel with undertones of blues, folk and country. The gravelly lead vocal stands out in the track and gives a much-desired roughness that enhances the performance, while the upbeat instrumentation and backing vocals create a contrasting backdrop to the pensive narrative.
This track is the second single from what I’m expecting to be a great Americana album. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Robinson dedicated his project’s first album title to his home city, ‘Edmonton Skyline’.
Listen to ‘Geoff’s Ghost’ by Scot Free Sessions on Spotify now: