About Hilary Scott
Indie-Americana singer-songwriter Hilary Scott released her latest album, Freight Train Love, in November. Since its release, the album – which was recorded with Grammy-award-winning musicians in Los Angeles, has grabbed the attention of reviewers from Billboard, No Depression, Maverick, and many more. A common theme among the reviews is expressed well by Joe Montague of Riveting Riffs: “Hilary Scott has been a secret that has been kept from too many for far too long…” Scott, whose voice has been described as “absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness” (Italian producer Euro Ferrari) writes songs that hit where it hurts so good: the hearts and minds of a steadily growing and extremely loyal fanbase.
While driving from a show in Memphis to a radio appearance in Knoxville in May, Hilary received news that her recent vinyl release, Flowers on Mars, had won “Americana/Folk Album of the Year” from the Rural Roots Music Commission of the National Traditional Country Music Association. Flowers on Mars displays some of the best of Scott’s songwriting, singing, musical, and arranging talent. Aarik Danielsen of The Columbia Daily Tribune notes, “…the record allows for big, buoyant moments, as well as intricate, intense sounds. All the material is unified by Scott’s vocals, which grow richer and lovelier as time passes.” This year, the Rural Roots Music Commission has once again honored Hilary by awarding Freight Train Love“Vintage Folk Album of the Year”!
Scott and drummer/husband AJ Gennaro are dedicated to nearly-nonstop touring to promote Freight Train Love, recorded with Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal,) and featuring multiple Grammy-award winning musicians and hit songwriters. Fans showed their love by contributing over $10,000 to Hilary’s Indie Go Go campaign to help with radio and publicity for this record. Freight Train Love highlights Scott’s vocal diversity with songs ranging from soul to Americana, and displays her rich interpretive abilities as she covers other writer’s songs, along with new arrangements of her original work. Featured bassist Bob Glaub (Lennon, McCartney, Fogerty, Springsteen, Rondstadt, Raitt, Cher) says, “Hilary Scott has a soulful and beautifully expressive voice that knocks it out of the park!” In his review of Freight Train Love in Midwest Record, Chris Spector also sums up nicely: “Hilary Scott has a sharp pen, a smoking voice, and more soul than a white girl…should have.”
About Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart’s music embodies the heart of a singer-songwriter. There is a road from every heart that leads to our own unique expression of life, love, heartache and joy. Chris’s music captures these and the division between them with a unique sound that forms a bond with the listener.