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
“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
You’ll love reading Hilary Scott’s interview with Tara Low of Guitar Girl Magazine! Tara asks Hilary a wide range of questions, covering many topics including the making of Freight Train Love, instruments she uses for songwriting, influences, experiences sharing the stage with iconic musicians such as Chuck Berry, and other fascinating topics!
Read the entire interview here: Guitar Girl Magazine Interview with Hilary Scott
KC Cafe’ Radio reported that Roots Music Report, representing Independent music, recently released its list of most played artists of 2014. KC Cafe’ Radio noted that many of the station’s artists were among those receiving top honors.
In the Pop Single category, Hilary Scott ranked 8th of the top 100 most played in 2014 for Get Your Love from Freight Train Love and in the Pop Album category, Flowers On Mars was ranked 3rd most played in 2014.
Paul Collins, in his review of Freight Train Love for Maverick Magazine’s online edition had this to say:
” I’ve just one ‘L’ says this defiant Miss and you have to sympathise with her more especially as the music on this album is much better than any of Lady A’s recent output….Blessed with a powerful voice and equally at home on guitar, keyboards or violin Hilary is a talented lady and she writes good songs too, seven of the ten on this album are from her pen including the title track which starts things off.”
Check out more of the review HERE
William Phoenix of the LA Music Examiner reviewed Freight Train Love, and had this to say:
“Despite a music career that began in Seattle more than a decade ago, Hilary Scott—(one “L”)—is not a household name. If the award-winning. Indie-Americana singer-songwriter’s new album, Freight Train Love, is any indication; this won’t be the case for too much longer…Check out Hilary Scott’s Freight Train Love. It sounds like she put a “Lotta Love” into it.”