Singing You Home
One of Sedona, Arizona's natural wonders - singer, songwriter and recording artist Scott Beck, has been performing at house concerts, folk festivals, bookstores, libraries, churches, coffeehouses, park and recreational facilities, and spiritual conferences throughout the southwest for the past five years. The combination of his sweet, soothing vocals, melodic guitar, and thought-provoking lyrics resonate deeply within the heart and soul of his listeners, sometimes caressing them gently to comfort and heal, and other times lifting their vibration to a higher level with inspiring and empowering messages. Scott learned to play by emulating the folk artists of the 60's, then the rock guitar heroes that followed, while continuing to learn the styles of the great songwriters of that era. His first band experience was in high school ('65 - '68) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, playing rock and roll; then a band in Okinawa during his tour in the Navy, playing FM-standards by the Who, the Allman Brothers, and ZZ Top. He then played for several years in the San Jose, CA band, Ded Ringer, writing a large portion of the group\'s originals. After leaving the band he removed himself from the music scene for 12 years until 1994, when he realized he still had the desire to play and create soulful music - so he joined a classic rock band in '96 (SRO) that played great rock and soul from the 60's, 70's, and 80's, in Sedona, Arizona. Scott noticed a shift in his material when he went back to the acoustic guitar in early 2000. Songs with great story lines or spiritual messages presented themselves, and he learned to let go of the urge to control the direction of the song and allow it to reveal itself. As he worked his craft, he developed a talent for tapping into the 'soul essence' of a song, bringing it through his heart in a way that allows so many of his fans to identify with it. His first CD, 'Between Heaven and Earth,' offers a look at the changes Scott has witnessed in his lifetime and is introspective, taking the listener back to a time when life was simpler and slower paced, and encouraging them to consider what is really important. Many of the songs, like 'The Innocence of Youth' and 'Standing Next To Jesus' (a story of his relationship with his father) have become favorites of the 'baby boomers' in the audience. Scott's second release, 'I've Seen the Light,' is joy-filled and inspirational, filled with positive themes that help empower the listener. Eight of the songs are in the key of 'F,' the tone of the heart chakra. As a former massage therapist who also worked with vibrational sound, He realized during production that these songs could aid in the opening of his listener's hearts to facilitate their personal healing journeys. Scott generally performs these songs for church or spiritual gatherings and workshops, but also uses select titles such as 'I've Seen The Light,' 'Like a River That Flows,' 'Random Acts' and 'The Edge of Life' in his folk performances, due to their enthusiastic audience response. Scott\'s newest CD, 'Singing You Home' was released in September of 2008. This collection is presented in a more 'rootsy' format, with minimal production (guitar, bass, and vocals), and is more reflective of a live performance. He offers his songs to those who appreciate an artist who always delivers from his heart.