Darrell Scott grew up listening to Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Scott, who studied poetry at Tufts University, believes that songwriting is not a lower form of art.
“It’s literature,” he said in a phone interview with News-Telegram Arts Editor Terry Mathews.
In August of 2008, Scott released, “Modern Hymns,” a compilation of songs from his favorite American songwriters, including Lightfoot, Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Simon and Guy Clark.
Scott’s CD “Theater of the Unheard” was named Rolling Stone magazine’s Top Albums of 2003. The Kentucky native, who wrote “Long Time Gone,” has worked with Steve Earle, Randy Travis and Garth Brooks.
Read Mathews’ interview with the songwriter and a review of his two CDs in an upcoming edition of your News-Telegram. The interview will be part of a series featuring songwriters who have impacted the industry, the fans and other musicians.
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