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  • Scott Kirby
    An Interview at Margaritaville Cafe
    Key West, Florida
  • Key West, FL 33040
  • 1-877-548-3565
  • Terry@ScottKirby.com

  1. December 29, 2009

    I adore Scott Kirby! ‘Nuff said. He’s one of my favorite artists, and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s been playing at the Parrot Head Club of Richmond’s annual *Stars on the Water* party for years, and we can’t imagine not having him in the lineup.

    Cindy Ely
  2. December 30, 2009

    Funny, when I first heard about Scott it was through some friends that were fanatical about him. I thought he was just OK, got a CD, listened, then CLICK! I now understand his songs and what my friends were saying. Being from Maine and new to sailing his music is part of my survival gear. My goal is to sail to Key West!

    Moby
  3. December 30, 2009

    First time i heard a Scott Kirby song was on Radio Margaritaville, (thanks to my great kids & wife for my Sirius radio)have been a fan ever since! In 2008 was fortunate to see 4 of his shows in K.W.& meet him & Dave. Not only great artists, also two of the nicest people you will ever meet! Looking forward to the next time. New C.D. is great, as are all the previous ones , I have them all. Donny Patton

    Donny Patton
  4. February 5, 2010

    We were looking forward to seeing Scott Kirby in Key West in January. We were not disappointed! His show with Dave on the pier was fantastic (both nights!). He stopped by and played with Peter Mayer and was that ever a great night! Jimmy really missed the (flying) boat when he did not pick up that song. We will be forever fans and look forward to seeing him every chance we get. Hope you make it through Arkansas on your road trip. Thanks for the great songs. Karen and Nick

    Karen and Nick

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An Interview at Margaritaville Cafe
Key West, Florida

Scott Kirby
An Interview at Margaritaville Cafe
Key West, Florida

As singer songwriter Scott Kirby releases his 6th CD of original material "ROW ME HOME," a project produced in Los Angeles by legendary drummer/songwriter/producer Russ Kunkel, he continues to tour extensively around the country appearing at festivals, clubs and theatres, performing his brand of coastal inspired folk rock sometimes referred to as "beach folk." One of the most requested artists on Sirius XM Radio Margaritaville, Kirby is quickly expanding his east coast fan base across the US and Canada and anyplace else where the increasingly popular satellite radio is within earshot.

Although the comparison to Jimmy Buffett is natural because of Kirby's coastal life ranging from his grandparents' roots in Newfoundland, to his years on the coast of New England, to his current home in Key West, his storytelling style of songwriting and often humorous live performances are also reminiscent of folks like Harry Chapin, Jerry Jeff Walker and Steve Goodman with a dash of James Taylor thrown in.

He recently appeared at The Margaritaville Café in Key West with Jimmy Buffett and Mac MacAnally and has appeared with a number of other artists over the years from Carole King to Livingston Taylor, fellow New Hampshire native Tom Rush and many others, as well as being a mainstay at The Key West Songwriters Festival which has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious such events in the country.

Kirby grew up in tiny Penacook, New Hampshire, and discovered his love for music and the water simultaneously around age 10! While starting to play drums his mother noticed he and his best friend missing for long periods of time in the afternoon and found they hadn't been at the ball field after all. Discreetly following them down to a forbidden creek off the Merrimack River, she discovered they had commandeered an abandoned wooden rowboat and had established a clandestine lifestyle of fishing, swimming and exploration! The mothers were not happy but made a deal: if the boys hauled the boat home and fixed all the leaks under professional supervision, they could re-launch the vessel and continue their nautical lifestyle, which undoubtedly led to Kirby's string of sailboat purchases beginning at age 19.

During his early years the Beatles were raging and Scott got his first acoustic guitar at age 12, teaching himself to play by ear and later by pouring over songbooks of Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby Stills and Nash, James Taylor and others. He claims that 40 years, 20 guitars and five boats later, things haven't changed that much. He's still trying to sneak away sailing and play some music, although performing over 150 shows a year, writing and recording take up a good part of his time these days.

Although Kirby played in a number of bands through his teens and mid twenties, he didn't embark on his solo singer/songwriter career until he was nearly 35. In fact, he didn't own a guitar for a number of years while he was fully involved as a political consultant, managing campaigns and producing all kinds of political TV and radio ads. However in 1988, after eight years of that, he packed his guitar and a few belongings and headed for Key West to get out of the cold and play a little music. Once there he began writing his own material, having been inspired by Coral Reefer guitarist and friend Peter Mayer and a very inspirational late night conversation with legendary songwriter Shel Silverstein.

Kirby released his first studio CD in 1993, titled TOO DAMN YANKEE. He followed that up with GRAND BAR SCHEMES in 1996, WALKIN ON THIN ICE in 1999 and FOUR GOOD DOGS in 2004, all on the Little Flock Music label, a distribution co-op he shares with singer/songwriter Peter Mayer. He released his first live CD, A NIGHT ON THE BEACH in the summer of 2007.

The newest CD, ROW ME HOME released in September of 2009, features 11 brand new original tunes and some of the best musicians in the business. In addition to producing, Russ Kunkel holds down the rhythm section on drums and percussion with long time friend and musical partner, Leland Sklar on bass. Legendary guitarist Dean Parks plays acoustic and electric lead guitar, pedal steel and dobro. "These guys have literally collaborated with most of my favorite artists and I've admired all their work from afar for years. To get the opportunity to work with these folks, keyboardist extraordinaire Jay Oliver and grammy winning engineer Nathaniel Kunkel was one of the best experiences of my musical life" said Kirby.

Although Kirby performs in several configurations from solo to six piece band, most live shows he is accompanied by David Edmisten, an extremely talented acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist from the foothills of North Carolina, Dave comes from a long line of "Carolina" pickers and adds great texture, spectacular solos and crystal clear vocal harmonies to Kirby's compositions.

After performing more than 500 shows together over the past four years, these two produce an extraordinarily rich and dynamic musical sound and vocal blend, often leaving audiences surprised that only two people are on the stage!

  • Scott Kirby
    An Interview at Margaritaville Cafe
    Key West, Florida
  • Key West, FL 33040
  • 1-877-548-3565
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