From: MO, United States
Genre: Pop, Singer Songwriter, Folk/Rock/Americana
Hilary Scott tours nationally and internationally as a singer-songwriter, presenting audiences with an ever-changing blend of sounds in her performances as a singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist and violinist. In 2010 she added award-winning songwriter to her list of accolades. Italian producer Euro Ferrari (Bjork, Sting, Pavarotti) says,
"...Hilary Scott writes and sings in a way that creates a fascinating and intimate world, and it is enough for her to utilize only a whisper to raise deep emotions in the listener. Her voice is absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness...to listen to Hilary Scott live is as though to "hear" America, that America many of us dreamed of us as children, that brings to mind Woodstock, Joan Baez, Marilyn Monroe, John Kennedy, etc...Hilary is ready...for the big crowds, the big stage, or the little theater, for the young or the less young; it would be difficult for her pop/country style not to enter deep into the heart, in every way."
After winning the international section of the Festival Degli Autori singer-songwriter competition in Sanremo, Italy 2010, Hilary's winning song "And Just" was produced by Euro Ferrari, and released as a single in 2011.
Hilary Scott's music is transmuted according to the instrumentation and additional musicians involved, and she has performed with some fabulous artists in the decade in which she has been a touring and recording artist. Through a solo career that started in the songwriting boot camp of the Seattle music scene in 2000, to a seven-year stint with the Hilary Scott Band in the Midwest, Scott's music has been classified as roots, americana, folk-rock, indie-rock, pop and even blues. Her newest project, Hilary Scott and The New County Line, stands firmly in the indie-folk genre while still tantalizing the listener with influences too various to pin down. Due to this comfortably chameleon-like nature of Scott's music, she has shared the stage with artists ranging from Europe's hit sensation Cock Robin to country legend Tanya Tucker, jam-band long-timers Little Feat and UK star Beth Orton, to name a few.
Highlights of Scott's career to-date include a publishing deal with Nashville producer Matthew Wilder, consecutive annual wins as "Best Local Artist" by readers of Inside Columbia Magazine, inclusion in the Heartland Arts Council touring roster, international representation by Premier Talent International and impressive CD and digital distribution sales. Hilary Scott's CD Indigo is licensed to Asian distributor, ChiLin Music.
Hilary is signed to the independent label, Belltown Records, and will be releasing her 9th album (8th studio album), an EP entitled Still, with Hilary Scott and The New County Line this fall. The band will begin the western leg of their U.S. release tour of Still in November, 2011 and will continue the tour into 2012.