E2TG – Ear To The Ground Music gives an Earie Award to Hilary Scott’s “Kiss” in their December 21, 2018 E2TG Earie Awards blog. E2TG has this to say,
“Kiss” by Hilary Scott
I am so far out of touch with mainstream country/pop music that I didn’t even though(sic) that their was another Hillary Scott (two l’s) until I started search YouTube for videos. Anyway, Hilary Scott (with one ‘l’) made one of my favorite albums of the year, Don’t Call Me Angel… And yes, this is a great cover of the Prince song.”
Link: Earie award
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!
Remo Ricaldone, in his review (English translation) in Planet Country Italy writes,
“Hilary – in the company of her ‘tour band,’ has self-produced an inspired and vibrant album that can be placed alongside the great female voices of American song, from Carole King to Karla Bonoff, in a succession of inflections and influences ranging from country music to pop and soul. “Do not Call Me Angel” contains nine originals and a cover (a brilliant and intelligent “Kiss” that is very different from the version of the song by the singer from Minneapolis) interpreted with heart and soul by a voice whose nuances are multiple and always engaging.
It takes only a few plays to enter the world of Hilary Scott and fall in love with it, if you are sensitive to songs that have melodies full of suffering, hope and passion, perhaps not easily labeled but often moving and profound. “Do not Call Me Angel” is an important and special work, both for the family memories and for a wisdom obtained and put to service in the quality songwriting of ten songs that ask to be listened to again and again. The title track that inaugurates the album, the intimate and heartfelt “Not Used To Being Used To”, the freshness and rhythm of “You Will Be Mine”, the “Make It Right” piano and organ intertwining to make a sumptuous ballad, as well as “Heartless” reminiscent of the great Californian balladeers of the seventies (Valerie Carter above all) are among the best moments. “Unlove Story” sees Hilary Scott performing on the ukulele and invariably sprouting subtle “Caribbean” colors, “Moon And Back” is another example of balance and taste in a delicious piano ballad, “In Time” and “Here I Am” close the circle and show great humanity and ability. Hoping that it does not remain a ‘best kept secret’.” Remo Ricaldone
For the Italian version: http://www.planetcountry.it/hilary-scott-dont-call-me-angel
We are excited to be performing for you on July 12th at Shelton’s Music In the Park!
Kneeland Park 7:00 PM FREE!
Shelton’s Music In The Park is presented by Shelton Skookum Rotary
The Lake Oswego Public Library is dedicated to providing current, high demand materials, both fiction and non-fiction, in a variety of formats and media for persons of all ages, to meet the informational, cultural and recreational needs of the community. As part of their service to the community, the library also offers a Performing Arts Series.
Hilary Scott is proud to be featured in this series on Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. We are looking forward to seeing and meeting you there! More Information.
Come join us at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard to celebrate Prince!
Hilary Scott will be performing Prince’s music live with drummer AJ Gennaro and special guest bass guitarist Hitch Hiker. DJ Obi-1 Benobi will then play your Prince favorites! Don’t miss this one!!!
Wednesday July 19th, 8PM, $10, Sunset Tavern, Ballard More information!