Scott McKnight

By Aitkin County Friends of the Arts (other events)

Thursday, September 22 2022 7:00 PM 10:00 PM CDT

SCOTT McKNIGHT a singer/songwriter/frontman/sideman from Northern Virginia. His songs have been performed, by himself and others, from Boston to California to Antarctica. He’s shared the stage with Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Ricky Scaggs, NRBQ, Marty Stewart, Marshall Crenshaw, the dBs; and has played in bands that won Washington-Area Music Awards “Wammies” and he has been nominated for a Wammie as a songwriter. As recorded by the band Last Train Home, Scott’s song All Eyes Go went to #7 on the Gavin Americana chart. 
Scott’s connection to Aitkin, MN goes back more than 50 years. He began visiting in the early 1960s and his family connections go back about 100 years.
It Works for Me ...comes off like the British Invasion and the alt-country movement taking shape simultaneously -- and in DIY fashion -- in a Northern Virginia basement. ...Walkin’ Next to You,  We Own a Baby Now, and Things I’m Not, ...suggest vintage Silos, NRBQ, and Ben Vaughn, respectively. 
(Rick Cornell, No Depression Magazine)
UNO MAS ...overall the sheer number of well-crafted, incredibly catchy and stylistically varied songs is almost overwhelming. my editor put it so succinctly, “great, catchy pop songs just fall out of his a**.” Wherever they come from, let’s just hope they keep on coming”. 
(Jon Jolles, UNo MAS)
...what floored me was McKnight’s songwriting: heartbreaking and hilarious (sometimes simultaneously), wry, witty, and almost unfailingly catchy. 
(Doug Mayo-Wells, Snap Pop!)
It Works For Me is a gold mine of tuneful nuggets that bears attentive and repeated listening.
(Lou King, Alexandria Journal)
McKnight has revealed a tour-de-force that highlights his acute sense of songcraft and nuance. Try and imagine Jonathan Richman, Humble Pie, Sex Pistols and The Beatles having a jam session in your mom’s basement and you’re getting close. (Not Lame Records)

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