California Mandolin Maniac Scott Gates Receives Rave Reviews Dubbed 'Bluegrass Boy' in a 2002 interview in the High Desert's Daily Press, The Apple Valley's own mandolin maniac Scott Gates has released his first CD, Legacy. Scott dedicates his CD to his grandfather, Marco Manzo, for imparting to him the Legacy of the mandolin. At 12 years old, Scott has arranged a recording of bluegrass standards, swing tunes, and an Old Country Italian lullaby, along with lots of hot-pickin' well past the expectations of a pre-teen player. Highly regarded mandolin web-site MandoZine.Com says, 'This is a great recording...Scott has great technique and tone, and plays beyond his years.' Scott Tichenor of MandolinCafe.Com writes'...a student of mandolin legend Evan Marshall, and one of the rising young stars in the mandolin world.' Bluegrass Breakdown's Brenda 'Golden Ear' Hough reviewed Legacy stating '...one of Scott's mandolin idols is Chris Thile (mandolinist, The Nickel Creek Band, Sugar Hill Records) and it will be interesting to see how the paths of these two mandolinists develop in the coming years, hopefully someday we'll see them playing together on a duo album! American Idols, indeed!' Gates was able to obtain top players in the bluegrass world to accompany him on the CD, which features Hesperia, CA recording engineer and member of the esteemed Lost Highway Bluegrass Band, Eric Uglum. Scott would like to thank ELIXIR Strings and Michael Lewis Instruments for their much appreciated support.