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• QUICK BIO: Don Scott, seasoned bluesman of 50+ years, acoustic and electric; rack harmonica, singer, songwriter with Rosanne Licciardi on percussion. Blues, roots, swing, jazz, rock, zydeco and boogie.
1/18/2019 8:23:39 AM
Don Scott Blues
Chatfield MN - United States
•  Blues [Blues & Roots]

• INFLUENCES: Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, T'Bone Walker, Count Basie, Big Bill Broonzy, Etta Baker, Richard " Hacksaw" Harney

Don Scott-Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Rosanne Licciardi-Percussion

Don Scott or Rosanne Licciardi
507-272-9809 or 507-923-5773
507-316-0037 (home May-Oct)



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Don Scott, singer, songwriter, guitarist, rack harmonica and all-around seasoned blues man has been performing for 48+ years throughout the US, the UK, Europe, Asia and Mexico. A Minnesota native and disabled Vietnam vet, Scott started the legendary Dust Bowl Blues Band in 1970 and never looked back. Over the years he's shared the stage with Lazy Bill Lucas, Mighty Joe Young, The Legendary Blues Band, James Harmon and William Clark to name a few. His musical influences include Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, T-Bone Walker, Count Basie, Big Bill Broonzy, Etta Baker and Richard "Hacksaw" Harney. Whether in a full band or solo, and now duo with Licciardi on percussion, Scott is well-schooled in the idiom. He has 8 studio CDs to his credit with a Minnesota music award for best blues recording in 1997 and an IBC nomination in Memphis for winning the best Blues recording for the Minnesota Blues Society in 2013. Scott has been nominated for the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame 2018. His original song, "8 Days Of Hell" has also been nominated.

Percussionist, Rosanne Licciardi grew up in the musical scene of Rochester, NY under the Motown influence of the 60's. She studied and performed classical and jazz piano for 25+ years. In 2012, while they were both living in New Orleans, a chance meeting over a James Booker tribute party led to an unexpected music relationship. She was 66 and Scott was 64. They hit it off. She began drumming in 2015 and nowadays keeps the rhythm with various cajons and cymbals. Every year they tour the US and Mexico where they play standing gigs 4-5 nights a week. They also played four gigs in Ireland in 2017.

Blues Festivals: Blues On The Chippewa, Durand, MN; Bayfront Blues Festival, Duluth MN; Blues on Belgrade, Mankato, MN; Smokin' in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival, Owatonna, MN; Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Davenport, IA; Tucson Blues Festival, Tucson, AZ; Pecan Festival, Florence, SC.

Sample Set List (300+ songs)

Big Road Blues
Jelly Roll Baker
Street Walkin' Woman
All Along The Watchtower
Boney Maroney
Hey Bo Diddley
You Know It Ain't Right
Shortnin' Bread
Hand Jive
St. James Infirmary
Too Much Monkey Business
Who's Been Talkin'
Mother-In-Law Blues
How Come My Dog Don't Bark
No Place To Go
I'm Ready
Mother Earth
Black Night
C'est La Vie
Red Beans
Sea Cruise

+ many original songs:
JP Morgan, Citibank, Wells Fargo
The White Man Still Owns the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Glad To Have These Blues
Samba for Zihua
8 Days Of Hell
and more

The Don Scott Blues Duo is available for festival and club bookings.
Email bluesscotty@hotmail.com, licciardirosanne@gmail.com or call
507-923-5773 or 507-292-9809

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Rosanne Licciardi: www.pencilandpastel.com