ScottSlay.com - Will travel up to 75 miles from Denver city center. For videos, see scottslay.com.
"A talented singer-songwriter, and fixture on the local
music scene for the past three years." - DailyPress.com
A BLUEGRASS POWERHOUSE...
Scott Slay & the Rail is an Americana, Folk and Bluegrass band based in the beautiful Rocky Mountain area of Denver, CO.
The five piece group combines bluegrass, country, folk, and traditional "trad" compositions to produce a modern sound. Ultimately, the band joined together to present songs written by Scott and his friends centered around both real and make believe life experiences, finding influence from the bands like the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, The Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart, Sam Bush, and more. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.
The group performs often in the Denver and surrounding areas, favoring breweries for their high energy and comfortable environment.
Vocals, Guitar / Scott Slay
Bass / Evan Gohring
Banjo, Harmony / Chris Rozell
Mandolin / Pete Weber
Fiddle, Harmony / David Chernack
ABOUT SCOTT SLAY
As a fixture on the local music scene for several years, Scott Slay enjoys making music in Denver, CO and the surrounding Rocky Mountain area both as a solo performing act, and with his Bluegrass and Americana group, Scott Slay & the Rail. Scott has won multiple songwriting awards across the United States, and frequently competes in industry settings. His debut album was with the Americana group, Big Virginia Sky, whose self-titled release took them across the country with stints in major folk and bluegrass festivals, and a concluding trip to the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 2016 Showcase in Raleigh, NC.
Scott is currently in the production stage of his first solo album, produced by Bluegrass legend and banjoist Scott Vestal, with his current group, Scott Slay & the Rail. Featured artists include: Mountain Heart vocalist and piano player Josh Shilling, Lonesome River Band frontman and banjoist Sammy Shelor, Banjoist Scott Vestal, Guitarist (Patty Loveless Band) Brandon Bostic, Nickel Creek Bassist Mark Schatz, and many more.