Album Review: Drawing from Memory by Scot Sax

There’s a reason Scot Sax is releasing his latest album on vinyl (and CD), and it’s not just that the medium is hip and cool these days. As a recording artist, Sax has been releasing a steady stream of tunes ranging from glam to funk to country and everything in between in one digital format…Read more Album Review: Drawing from Memory by Scot Sax

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Review: I’m in a Mood by Scot Sax

My review of I'm in a Mood, the latest CD release from Scot Sax, is now up at The First Day. Here's an excerpt: Musically, the opening tracks of I’m in a Mood call to mind a handful of my favorite Bob Dylan albums. The slide-guitar infused “Hate to Love” harkens back to Nashville Skyline,…Read more Review: I’m in a Mood by Scot Sax

On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Encore!)

But wait -- there's more! If the last week's worth of posts has made you even slightly curious about what Scot Sax has been up to lately, here's a quick rundown: He co-wrote "Like We Never Loved at All," which I hear every time I walk into a Staples to buy notebooks, he returned to…Read more On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Encore!)

On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Coda)

And what did my devotion to Scot and his various bands get me? What every drooling fanatic (to use Steve Almond's phrase) longs for: a chance to write liner notes for one of his albums! Here are the liner notes I wrote for Feel's third album, Steps to Reach a Human: It was the first…Read more On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Coda)

On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Part Three)

The next time I heard from Scot, I didn’t even realize it. For reasons that are still unclear to me, I had gone to the movies to see American Pie, and as the closing credits finally started to roll, I heard a familiar voice say hello. Or, more accurately, Hello to your mother, your brother,…Read more On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Part Three)

On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Part Two)

(Continued from yesterday.) Okay, so saying we’re good friends is a bit of an overstatement, but I’m more than just a fan of Scot Sax and the bands he’s led over the years. I’m a disciple, an acolyte, a keeper of the faith. My desk drawers are cluttered with relics from Scot’s past: Wanderlust decals,…Read more On Being a Name-dropping Groupie for a Lesser-known Pop Band with Roots in Philly (Part Two)