Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Beautiful & fierce, folk/rock with jazz and blues influences
Most recent release, Pass It On (2007)
Mary Margaret O'Hara. They're from the same solar system, if not the same planet. (email@example.com)
Suffice it to say that seeing Dorothy Scott is about as close as many of us can get to seeing Mary Margaret O'Hara perform live. Sloan Wainwright once likened it to "getting (your) molecules rearranged." She is only just visiting this planet, and her performances are the kind of wonderfully disconnected experiences that need to be seen to be believed.
Comments about live performance:
I hadn't seen Dorothy Scott in over 4 years, and was amazed to find that she still hasn't recorded anything since Into The Natural, though she did say she hopes to have something out in the fall. It's going to kick. The material she played last night was much more driving and primal, though no less intense than her earlier work. She makes no attempt to hide that her single biggest influence is Mary Margaret O'Hara, and indeed seeing her live is very close to experiencing MMOH. Woj summed her up perfectly: "The Force is strong within her." She's a must-see for anyone in the NYC area, and I'm NOT going to allow 4 more years to pass before I see her play again! (6/99)
Recommended first album:
Highly recommended for folk fans
Dorothy Scott—vocals, guitar
Joe Mendelson—piano, keyboard
Dorothy Scott and Joe Mendelson
Dorothy Scott's EP (turned out to just have 6 songs on it) is, in my opinion, just about as intense and good as her live performance. I highly recommend it. Just for kicks and grins I put on Mary Margaret O'Hara's disc right after, and the influence is definitely there (interestingly enough, in the liner notes Dorothy Scott thanks her influences, and Mary Margaret is right at the top of the list!), though Scott is by no means an impostor. Another great musical discovery (thanks, Nick :). Everyone who is wailing and gnashing their teeth over Mary Margaret O'Hara's continued absence from the scene needs to check this woman out. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca Martin and David Seitz
Rebecca Martin did indeed produce Dorothy Scott's CD Restless Machinery. It's not jazzy and it's not folk, but I love what Dorothy does. She is an incredible guitar player, and an amazingly intense performer. (email@example.com)
2007—Out the Box Records—OTB 4000
Dorothy Scott—vocal, background vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano
Jim Tullio (1-5, 7-10), Rebecca Martin (3), Per Wikstrom (6)
Pass It On is really different from Dorothy's last album, Restless Machinery. Same voice, same passion, but her intense guitar work is showcased far less; it doesn't have the rawness and intensity that I love about her last album. But that's not to say that Pass It On sounds lacking or missing anything; it's just different, and superb in its own right, with lovely arrangements that feature more piano and strings. It's less primal and more polished, but no less urgent. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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