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Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang
August 26 • 9:30 pm - 12:00 am• $10 – $12
Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang… psychedelic country & rock ‘n’ roll
Multifaceted artist Scott Law is an accomplished guitar master, singer-songwriter and recording artist operating at the very highest level of his craft. Hailed as an “esteemed flat-picker” by Acoustic Guitar, Law is equally reverent and inventive on steel strings whether in a lead or supporting role.
Law’s versatility on the guitar ranges from the flat-picking school of Doc Watson, to the hardcore country pickings of Clarence White, Albert Lee and Don Rich, to the electric blues of Mike Bloomfield, while also giving a feel and fluidity reminiscent of Jerry Garcia.
A not-so-secret weapon sought after for his distinctive ability to elevate the potency of any collaboration, Law is a fearless improviser. His original songs and story-like solos come straight from the heart of rock, rhythm & blues, country and bluegrass, granting him the creative latitude to constantly push the envelope and deliver an unforgettable experience.
Law has performed with an array of bluegrass, American roots, rock and jam band luminaries including Phil Lesh & Friends, longtime musical accomplices The String Cheese Incident, Darol Anger, Tim & Nicki Bluhm, Tony Furtado, The Mother Hips, Crooked Still, Peter Rowan, The Travelin’ McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Danny Barnes, Railroad Earth, Jerry Joseph, Melvin Seals, Brokedown in Bakersfield and many others.
Adding to his collaborative repertoire, in 2014 Law joined Phil Lesh & Friends for summer concerts in Central Park as well as fall shows at the famed Capitol Theatre and Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in Marin County, California. In 2015, Law continues to perform as a featured player in Lesh’s rotating lineup as the legendary bass player and founding member of the Grateful Dead celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary and its legacy as one of the most groundbreaking acts in rock and roll history.
Law is also a dedicated and experienced music educator, teaching at various workshops, schools, camps, festivals and private sessions each year. When off the road, he lives in Portland, Oregon.
Scott Law Discography:
Deliver with the Scott Law Band (Liquid City Records), 2005
Honkytonk Homeslice (selftitled) (SCI Fidelity Records), 2006
Acoustic Collection (Volcano Underground), 2008
Living Room (selfrelease), 2009
Just Passin’ Thru with Honkytonk Homeslice (SCI Fidelity Records), 2012
Scott Law Reunion Band EP (selfrelease), 2012
Black Mountain (Volcano Underground), 2013
Brokedown in Bakersfield (selftitled) (Little Sur Records), 2014
Also appears on:
On the Road: 061904 North Plains, OR by The String Cheese Incident, 2004 (guitar)
Melting Pot by Melvin Seals, 2005 (mandolin)
On the Road: Travelogue, Summer 2006 (electric guitar)
“Till I’m Blue,” Nicki Bluhm &; the Gramblers (selftitled) (composer, guitarist with Tim Bluhm), 2013
Born in New York, Ross James is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been living and breathing music since he picked up his first guitar as a 9 year old living in the frozen tundra of Fargo, North Dakota. Ross was a founding member of the band American Jubilee, and has shared the stage with many greats including Phil Lesh, John Scofield, Chris Robinson, Warren Haynes, Stanley Jordan, John Mayer, and more. He currently plays regularly with Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang & Communion ft. Phil Lesh. He can usually be found a few nights a week performing at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Aside from being a regular on stage at Terrapin, Ross is also the musical director for the venue.
AGES 21 AND OVER