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Just in….Bob Leggett of LA Music Critic and Indie Voice Blog reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

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Bob Leggett of Indie Voice Blog and LA Music Critic has reviewed Hilary Scott’s new release, “Don’t Call Me Angel”, and he says:

Not to be confused with Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, this Hilary Scott is just as amazing…Recommendation: Run, don’t walk, to your nearest retailer and GET this one NOW!”

Check out the review HERE

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“Continuing Coverage” an article about Hilary Scott by Peg Gill – Inside Columbia magazine

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Peg Gill, in her “Continuing Coverage” article in the Inside Columbia monthly magazine, features Hilary Scott and her new release “Don’t Call Me Angel”.  Hilary Scott graced the cover of Inside Columbia magazine’s ninth edition (December 2005) .

Continuing Coverage

Catch up with former Columbian Hilary Scott

“Everyone likes a good “I knew them when” story, and at Inside Columbia, we’re no exception. We knew singer/songwriter Hilary Scott when she was just starting out, living and performing here, and chose her to grace our ninth cover back in December 2005. She was the first woman featured on the cover.

Check out Hilary’s ICM feature from 2005

Scott went on to make a name for herself in the wider world.

Now a resident of Puget Sound, Washington, Scott is an acclaimed Indie-Americana artist about to release her 12th studio album, “Don’t Call Me Angel.” The album release will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Bridge in Jefferson City. That evening will also see the Midwestern premiere of the title track’s music video.

Scott came to Columbia in her 20s and had been active on the local music scene for about three years when she appeared on our cover. She recalls opening for Little Feat at The Blue Note.

“It was a great venue that made a huge impression,” she says. “I felt very excited to do that.” Scott was told that if you play at The Blue Note, “you’ve made it.”

Scott found the Columbia community supportive and welcoming. “I couldn’t think of a better place to have gotten my start. I’m really grateful to Columbia,” she says. Scott made some of her best friends here — “friends for life” — and has many fond memories.

“I miss the great downtown,” she says. “There aren’t that many smaller city downtowns that are so cool and fun.”

Scott found her way to music early in life — very early. She says her mom loves to tell the story of how Hilary would climb up on the piano bench when she was just 2. Unlike other 2-year-olds, she didn’t pound on the keys but, instead, picked out little melodies. Her mom sensed something special and searched for a piano teacher willing to work with a very young student. Scott started lessons at 4.

“I feel like music sort of chose me,” she says.

Her piano teacher heard Scott sing and encouraged her to pursue that as well. Stints in choir followed, along with violin lessons. Today, Scott is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays acoustic guitar and ukulele — talents on display on her current album along with her singing and piano playing.

Scott opted to minor in music and studied opera in Italy for a year. Songwriting also continued to be a passion. She started as a prose writer, she says, creating short stories. She quickly realized she could channel that love of storytelling into her songs. Over the years, she also spent time in Asia as a resident artist in hotels for months at a time. Among her favorite places were Korea, Japan and Vietnam.
Over the years Scott’s definition of success has changed. When she was younger, she equated it with playing big venues such as arenas. But now she feels blessed for the many different-sized opportunities she’s had, “little hallmarks of what has happened over the years.”

“It’s so cool I can make a living playing music. This is a beautiful, wonderful, creative job,” she says, and one that continues to amaze her. “Sometimes I do have ‘wow’ moments.”

Scott’s main goal is always to reach the listener one on one. On “Don’t Call Me Angel,” she sings nine original songs and one cover (of Prince’s “Kiss”) directly to someone else, as though singing to a lover. The results are intimate and moving personal stories. By sharing her emotions so fully, Scott evokes them in her listeners, as well.”

Check out the article HERE

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Three terrific new reviews – Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune, Thinking Lyrically and Country Jukebox Germany

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We are excited to tell you about three more terrific reviews of Hilary Scott’s just released new album, Don’t Call Me Angel!

Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune says, “Even the most accessible ballad contains a moment of lyrical nuance or pure emotion that surprises, upping the stakes and shifting the ground beneath listeners’ feet.”
Read Aarik’s full review HERE

Thinking Lyrically says, “A fantastic collection of songs that delivers a variety of emotions and gorgeous tones that keep you entranced and delivers such powerful emotions, particularly on tracks such as ‘Unlove Story’ which is going on my playlist as soon as it possibly can. If anything this album proves is that I don’t listen to enough Americana.”
Read Thinking Lyrically’s full review HERE

Country Jukebox, Germany says: “This expressive, vocally brilliant Artist from the American Northwest gives us one of those albums that peel new layers with each listen and reveal melodies and moods that were not heard before.”
Read Country Jukebox’s full review HERE

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JJ Falco of Not Fiction reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”


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JJ Falco of Not Fiction has reviewed Hilary Scott’s Don’t Call Me Angel, and writes:

“I liked Don’t Call Me Angel instantly, but I had to give it a few listens before I realized what it was about this album that really “gets” me. At first I thought it was the diversity of the music, and that surely plays a large role, but there was something else. Then it hit me, it’s not just how the songs are written, but how they are arranged. There’s a maturity there that most don’t have, and an artistry that rivals some of my favorite musicians…

…Scott’s voice. Sweet, edgy, raunchy, steady, and emotionally whenever the music or lyrics call for it. Throughout that range, her voice is always beautiful. Her harmonies are well placed and arranged to trigger a shiver up the spine (succeeding multiple times at that in my case)…

The Prince tribute. Other than the first track for which the album is titled, this could be what people will notice first. I love Kiss. To me, it’s the penultimate song by one of the true geniuses of our time and all time (RIP). Kiss isn’t covered here. It’s played. As a part of Don’t Call Me Angel, it is a Hilary Scott song that just happens to be written by someone who’s not Hilary Scott.”

You will want to read the full review HERE!

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Doug at IOU Music reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

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Doug of IOU Music writes…

“…This was my first introduction to Hilary Scott, and I am blown away by her lyrics as well as her great bluesy voice that is well paired on this album with all the right strings and her talent for tickling the ivory; I’m a sucker for well-done piano work and hers is prevalent throughout this record.

I love everything about this album but Hilary’s emotional, sometimes sultry, vocals are the crowning achievement here. The writing absolutely kills (The more I listen the more I feel like Hilary might be my spirit animal), the players and production are top notch, but that voice ties it all together into a package that I just keep finding 40+ minutes to listen to…”

You’ll want to read the full review on the IOU Music site HERE


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Music Morsels’ Mark E Waterbury reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel

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Mark E. Waterbury, in Music Morsels writes:

Not to be confused with the two “L” Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum, Hilary Scott has carved her own name into today’s Americana scene with a breathlessly intoxicating voice and a knack for creating catchy, emotional, and subtly edgy songs. Slipping in touches of country, blues and indie rock, Hilary’s stunning vocal work and soul bearing words will drive deep into your soul with their honest intensity and delectable musical backdrops also created by Hilary’s multi instrumental talents. Beautiful, lush and haunting, this music draws in the listener and holds their attention as you experience her stories and feelings.”

Read the review at Music Morsels

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