Having already begun to wind through the last two months of 2018, I find myself once again filled with wonderment at how time marches on, and with great gratitude at how the life choices I have made, have been repeatedly proven and validated as well chosen, as it does. Being able to devote all of my energies to a life centered on creating and performing music, is something I had always dreamed of doing as far back as I can remember, and to actually be doing it is an immeasurable joy. I feel truly blessed. I am most grateful for the people I have met on this journey and wouldn't trade for anything, one moment of the many opportunities that have arisen for sharing music, stories and time with you. I appreciate each and every one of you beyond words, and thank you for allowing me to enjoy your support and appreciation. It is everything to me. And, so, I am beyond excited to be able to "officially" share with you that, on January 18th, 2019, I'll be returning to Nashville Tennessee with Producer Joe Henry (and meeting with Engineer, Dan Knobler, and some very fine musicians there as well--more on this later!) to record my next full-length album! The word surreal comes to mind. I am so honored and thankful that Joe has taken this record on, and I'm looking forward with great anticipation, to the creative days ahead in Nashville! Bill S.
So, as we are focusing entirely on all things relevant to getting my next record recorded and released, I am reflecting on what an amazing and deeply gratifying experience it has been for me, to be able to write and perform music for you all across the Country, and to be able to confirm something that I've always already known to be true--that there are indeed, wonderfully good people to be found everywhere you go. I look forward to putting this next record together and getting back out on the road when its all said and done, so I can bring it to your home towns and share with you more of those incredible moments that have made this journey and the people I've come to know along the way, the core strength of my very being. Thank you for being such an important part of it all!
I had an amazing time performing in the mid West this February...KUSH Radio, The Blue Door, Folk Alliance International and everywhere! It was heartwarming to share time with the welcoming good people of this vibrant acoustic music community and I sincerely hope to be able to return and do it all again soon. The days are getting brighter and the clock on the wall says that it's time to now focus on making plans for a national tour and for recording my next record. So, that's where my mind will be in the coming days, weeks and months. Thanks for listening and don't forget to check back here from time to time for updates as we forge ahead, with our hearts always looking forward to meeting you at new musical horizons fast approaching. See you soon! Bill S.
We've been hard at work with the construction of the Heartstrings recording studio, and I'm happy to say we are very close to finishing. There are just a few more tasks that need to be completed in the coming weeks of January and then it's time to start wiring up all the gear so we can make some new music! I'll be back on the road in February starting with some shows in Missouri and Kansas and elsewhere to follow. Details will be posted on my "Shows" page soon. 2018 is a new beginning and I'm looking forward to many great things to come. Thanks for listening!
All the best,
Catching up on the past couple of months and things coming up next, I first want to say thanks to everyone who made it out to The Montauk Music Festival in Montauk NY, Campfire.Festival in Cambridge Mass, The Soulful Sundown Coffeehouse Series in Manhassett NY, FARMette in Kansas City MO, and to The Country Corner in East Setauket, NY (with Jenni Lyn Gardner (Della Mae) and her band). I also want to thank Sirius XM radio Channel 32 The Village, for adding this record to your playlist and WICN Worcester Mass, WEXT Troy NY and WCBE Columbus Ohio for having me into the studio to chat and play some songs. I very much appreciate you keeping Through These Waves on your air waves! And... there are some very cool shows on the horizon as well. I'll be back at Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar in Nashua, NH on July 16th performing in the round with Jonah Tolchin and Ian Fitzgerald, and then again on September 2nd opening for Billy Strings. On September 16th, I'll be playing at the Great Eastern Music Festival at the Montauk Lighthouse in Montauk NY (http://www.greateasternmusicfestival.com). The festival lineup includes The Dustbowl Revival, Sarah Jarosz, Seldom Scene, Sam Outlaw, and so many more! Then back to Nashua NH for a very cool festival at the end of September (more info coming soon), and on October 15th I'll be performing in the Tribes Hill Concert Series in Peekskill NY. Keep an eye on www.billscorzari.com for more show dates to be added -- We've also just begun planning for a "Northern/Western States" tour so stay tuned and I'll see you on the road!
It's been a busy and incredibly gratifying past couple of months out on the road, and I am so very grateful for everyone who has supported me on this journey. First and foremost, Lauren Jahoda, who has been at the very heart of everything from day-one, and who has made so many incredible things happen for me in such a short period of time that it just amazes me. It's impossible to adequately thank you for all that you've done. Jonah Tolchin who's artistic direction, support, advice and great friendship are cherished beyond measure. Everyone who performed on this record and made it sound so good. John Platt (WFUV), Erin Scholtz (Dream Spider) and Brad Paul (Brad Paul Media), for believing in me and in this record and devoting your time and great efforts to getting it heard. All of the good folks at WFUV (NY), WDVX (Knoxville, TN), WMOT (Nashville, TN), WBCM (Bristol, VA), WETS (Johnson City, TN), WKRFC (Fort Collins, CO), WFDU (Teaneck, NJ), WUSB (Stonybrook NY), WICN (Worcester, MASS.) and WFMU (Jersey City, NJ), and so many others, meeting with you for the in-studio performances and interviews, and getting to know you all is just pure joy. And thank you for keeping this record spinning! Because of you, tracking the performance of Through These Waves in the Americana Music Association and the Folk and Roots Music charts has been and continues to be an amazing and affirming experience. Driving across the Country (10,000 miles and counting), performing in new places, hearing the life-stories of so many great people I've met along the way, and getting to explore so many States that I'd never been to before has been life-changing. I'm looking forward to the upcoming show dates and seeing you all again soon! All the best, Bill S.
This is a proud week indeed! My Tour has begun and 'Through These Waves' has just landed on the Americana Music Association (AMA) Top 5 Most Added Chart at #1!!!
16 stations added the record out of the box and it is currently at #102 on the Americana Chart. The album also landed in the top 5 this week at #5 on the Top 50 Traditional Folk Album Chart and debuted on the Top 50 Folk Album Chart at #38!
Stay tuned folks! Great things are happening!
Well, today is the day! 'Through These Waves' is now available! Words can't describe how important this record is to me. Get yours today and listen in on a dream come true!
CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/
"...once in awhile... just once in awhile...you find one and, man, it's a rush. Case in point, a compact disc by Bill Scorzari titled Through These Waves...Bill Scorzari is a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly. The album itself is a knockout. ..performances are topnotch all-around...I give this a solid A, top to bottom. I give 'Hound Dog Diggin'' an A+ for the groove alone."
No Depression m
"Bill Scorzari has a lived-in voice that says, 'Listen to these songs.' They spring from the earth and the ocean with an open heart and the wisdom of experience."
John Platt / WFUV
"One of 2017’s best albums so far comes from New York-based Bill Scorzari ... The crisp, organic interplay of both acoustic and electric instruments perfectly frame Scorzari’s weathered, raspy voice that many have described as “singular” or ’idiosyncratic.” Just to give you some clues, head in the direction of Tom Waits or Malcolm Holcombe. Scorzari’s voice is in that neighborhood but still stands apart. And, then there are his thoughtful, cinematically shaped songs that continue to resonate after repeated listens. Yes, this is a “must hear” for singer-songwriter aficionados."
"Scorzari’s songs are consistently profound, poetic, and emotional; and his voice—as gravelly and compelling as Tom Waits’s—is counterpointed beautifully with strings and, on the gorgeous “More of Your Love,” a female vocalist. This is one of the most compelling albums by a little-known artist that I’ve heard in a while."
The Morton Report
"Scorzari’s songs are often about seeking a kindred soul and in that finding solace. There is a poetic grace that makes them worth listening to and reading."
"An album that is serene, uplifting, and powerful, Through These Waves is a gem waiting to be discovered."
The Daily Country
"I'm not sure how often albums as compelling as Bill Scorzari's Through These Waves appear in my life, but I'll take a guess at about once every two years...maybe three... Artists that have this ability are rare--Waits, Dylan, Cohen, and today's John Moreland and Jason Isbell--and aren't musicians so much as world-class poets that happened to pick up a guitar. Again, it's impossible to join this club by only being 99% genuine."
Lonesome Banjo Chronicles
"Scorzari sings, but his version of singing is more of the spoken poetry with a pulsating vibration timbre that Sam Baker has perfected over the course of four albums and innumerable gigs. He connects with listeners by creating soundscapes that reveal descriptions of mood and atmosphere more than character. You listen and think, Yes—I’ve felt that..."
“... he’s a songwriter of the highest order with a three pack a day voice that sounds nothing like that during every day conversation. When he’s on stage though, that voice will make you pay attention to lyrics that can turn a phrase, make you think or make you thankful that there’s someone out there to relate to.”
"...Scorzari has struck gold on what is only his second album, Through These Waves...His style of music occasionally reminds me of Sam Baker, the wistfulness and precise nature of the songs and wondrous beauty, and arguably his greatest attribute honesty the record is one of the finest I have stumbled across in a long time."
Flying Shoes (UK)
Stay tuned for more exciting news to come!
All the best,
I'm excited to say that, as of today, you can pre-order a copy of my latest album "Through These Waves" (release date - March 10th) and receive an advance copy of "A Brand New Deal" - one of my favorite songs on the record!
Here's the itunes link:
Stay tuned! Great things are happening!
All the best,
More reviews of Through These Waves keep rolling in ... here's one from the UK!... http://flyinshoes.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=2554640%3ABlogPost%3A84510
I'm looking forward to the upcoming NY shows and will then hit the road to bring the music to towns spreading out from the east to the west coasts.
Thanks for checking in, and don't forget to mark the 3/10 album-release date on your calendar!
All the best,