Hilary Scott’s New Music Year: Heart Beat reviewer hails joyful noise of Spring
By Mike Martin
The season of “the scene”
COLUMBIA, Mo 4/30/15 (Photo Essay) — It’s the time of year music fills the air: birds emerging from the cold; outdoor concerts; a CoMo street fair; a troupe of traveling troubadours at a festival in Stephens Lake Park.
The celebratory sound of the Rose Music Hall unveiling a few days ago. Children singing at Earth Day. A crowd lining up at the Blue Note or The Bridge, for the latest band to hit town.
In honor of this Season of Joyful Noise and the traveling musicians who help make it happen, our music reviewer and editor Hilary Scott Gennaro (left) takes us on her first major journey of the new music year.
On the road to Texas with her hit new album Freight Train Love, Hilary and her band played venues around the state; took in the sights and sounds of South by Southwest (SXSW); landed a new manager; learned the amazing history of a Houston radio station repeatedly attacked by the Ku Klux Klan; and picked up new insights to share with Heart Beat readers about today’s ever-evolving music scene.
To read the full article and see the rest of the photos, click here: The Columbia Heart Beat: Hilary Scott’s New Music Year
30 Apr 2015
Michael ONeill is playing tracks from Freight Train Love on his show, Americana Music Series, Wednesdays 8 to midnight. His show is broadcast live worldwide on the internet. You can catch Michael’s show here: Malibu Radio 97.5 FM
“Scott delivers the goods everywhere she goes. Her luminous voice mines light from each song, even more downcast material; and her blend of pop, rock, folk and blues honors each form without leaning too heavily on one or the other.”
Read Aarik’s article in the Columbia Tribune: Art Axis – Can’t-miss concerts abound this week by Aarik Danielsen
An Evening With Hilary Scott
Our show this coming Saturday (April 18th) is at The Bridge in… Columbia. We will be joining the forces of past and present for a sound explosion of old favorite songs and brand spanking new ones.
The Hilary Scott Band members appearing include Bill Adams, Mike Robertson, Otis Vandercliffson (Matt Griffin) and Robert Lampe. The New County Line members appearing include AJ Gennaro and Josh Schilling. I am so excited to be performing with all of these fine musicians and good friends! Here’s a sneak peek at the set list (not necessarily in this order):
Sometimes Sun, Sometimes Rain Calls From Springfield My Friend Flowers on Mars Help Your Hands Gravity Freight Train Love Heartless To the Moon and Back Make it Right Sacrifice Last Day of Our Acquaintance Here I Am Losing You People on a Train That Kind of Woman
In case you missed the live broadcast or if you’d love to hear it again, you can listen to it here:
KC Cafe’ Radio Concert Series – Hilary Scott live at Gusto’s!