While former Monkee Mickey Dolenz sang old favorites in BBKing NYC’s main nightclub, Scooter Brown Band performed last night to an enthusiastic crowd at Lucille’s, the more intimate room.
As we waited for the band, I chatted with two fans who had come all the way from New Hampshire just to hear Scooter Brown do their one set:
You’ve gotta have something if you get a reaction of love at first listen. Said the fans: “We heard these once guys before and we just loved them!“
Scooter Brown was in town to introduce their country rock (with attitude) and to promote the Scooter Brown Band’s new album “American Son” featuring the country rock single (featuring Charlie Daniels), American Son.
American Son is available for pre-sale today, on sale tomorrow, September 9th.
So Who IS Scooter Brown:
If you check out the Scooter Brown Band’s Instagram page you’ll see this: “ APA Agency/US. Marine Combat Veteran/ Father Husband/Touring Musician/Southern Rock/ Country/Writer of Songs/Outdoorsman. Preorder ‘American Son.”
That covers a lot of points. Scott “Scooter” Brown has seen his share of things to write about. As my friend Guitar Shorty once said, there are only 6 (blues) songs but you can make them new again with a driving country beat.
Once a United States Marine, always a Marine. But after 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq Scooter formed his Texas band and started the move to fame. Formed in Houston, they’re in Music City Nashville now.
The band has toured the country and opened for some of their biggest influences including country legend Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Modern Southern Rock
Perhaps it was the over-abundance of high decibel sound in Lucille’s but I think of Southern rock as reasonably subdued.
The Scooter Brown Band with heavy guitar riffs and a huge sound was taking no prisoners with attitude more akin to hard liquor and fists fights than say, the mellifluous “Melissa” of the Allman Brothers.
I particularly liked the title track “American Son” off the album that drops tomorrow featuring Charlie Daniels .
This song is a good example of Scooter Brown’s exciting, hard driving foot-stomping rhythms, the lyrics, a heartfelt nod to American patriotism.
Keep in mind that there is more than one military vet playing in this band. They are the American SONS, and they are on their way to stardom!
Get the Music
Fine links to the new album on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify https://www.scooterbrownband.com/
The band has 16 US tour dates, some with the Charlie Daniels Band and the Outlaws. this report by Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, AdviceSisters.Com Concert photos by Alison Blackman