with a railroad track running right
thru the middle of town, Kings Mountain,
North Carolina is where I was born and raised.
Being the youngest of 6 siblings,
I was inspired by my brothers' and sisters'
45 & LP records and my Mama's music.
The church music she played on her accordion,
organ and piano filled our home and hearts...
God Bless Mama.
But frankly, my greatest source of inspiration
comes from a time and place where life was simple
and easy and the people were good and honest.
Mama never had to worry about where I was.
She knew I was either in the top of an old oak tree
or trailin' up the mountain. One thing was for sure,
I never strayed too far because I had
to be back in time for supper!
REVIEWS & PRESS
Taxi A&R Services gave a great review of my song "Sun Shine On" on the new disc. High Marks as follows: Good Music in verses, Good Music in Choruses, Well written structure,Good sectional contrast, First line makes you want to hear more, Cohesive, Good use of imagery, Rhymes well, Communicates emotion to the listener, Vocals does help song. "Confident vocals are the glue that holds this track together, Scoot, Good job, ensemble feel, live band/vocal interaction is a plus".
"Vaguely similar in genre to artists like Ryan Adams come to mind, although he doesn't have your soulful range, bluesy phrasing." Americana, Roots Radio and record labels would seem the closest match." "Your classic R&B influences (Otis Redding) are something to build on..." Great Job! Taxi -The World's Leading Independent A&R Company
Foley Entertainment in New York got a hold of my press kit and new CD "Lake Montonia Road" and reviewed it. Went like this:
Rating Scale 1-5 (1 indicates lowest score & 5 indicates highest score)
Quality & Completeness of Press Kit - 4 Graphic Design - 5 Photography - 5 Recording Quality/Production - 4 Lead Vocals - 5 Musicianship - 4 Lyric Writing - 4.5 Music Composing - 4 Genre for Marketing Purposes - AAA Project's Biggest Strength - Lead Vocals & the Vocal mix is STRONG! Project's Biggest Weakness - (This was left Blank) Must be no weakness, huh? Favorite Song was - (They picked 3) Track 2, 4 and 9.
5/24/06 Creative Loafing Local CD's Reviewed
Scoot Pittman - Lake Montonia Road
Pittman is a talented tunesmith who's been writing and playing music around these parts for years. There's nary a hint of pretension in his work. It's the "music first" attitude that coaxes heart-felt songs from Pittman's muse. On Lake Montonia Road, Pittman gets a little help from locals Eric Lovell, Gigi Dover, Michael Reno Harrell and other NC music vets. (Shukla)-Creative Loafing Magazine
Scoot Pittman CD Release Party 4/9/06
Creative Loafing STAFF Pick of the Week!!
Scoot is a long established Charlotte singer/songwriter and damn fine musician. His knack for melodic twists and turns is the foundation for his reliable song-crafting skills. -Creative Loafing Magazine 4/9/06
Scoot Pittman is a singer/songwriter who displays an emotive (read: genuine), bluesy acoustic soul rock sentiment which showcases a nice streetwise eclectic sound. He plays all the aforementioned elements with a live and kickin' attitude, and there's no reason why he can't be a star on the touring jam band circuit..." Samir Shukla - Creative Loafing
Instead of describing the show, I'll give you a few adjectives: quick on the uptake, pure quality, up to snuff, all there, on the ball, scintillating, glorious, dazzling, splendid, splendiferous, magnificent, marvelous, palatable, recherch, sensational, stupendous, superb, undefiled, in a class by oneself... NUFF SAID? Topher - Anti-Star.com
"He's the King of all Charlotte music..." Mr. Bill - WRFX (99.7 The Fox)
"A one-man original, acoustic genius..." CharlotteLiveMusic.com
"Scoot Pittman is a Natural..." Erroe Collins - 107.9 (The Link)
Check out the artist's website:
1. Better Day
2. Lake Montonia Road
3. Any Other Way
4. Grandpa's Shoes
5. Word on the Street
6. Snappin' Beans
7. Comin' Down
8. The Young One
10. Sun Shine On
11. Laughin' at the Devil