Singer/songwriter brings deep emotion to Brandon
BRANDON — Bill Scorzari gave up his life as a preeminent New York trial attorney to follow his inner voice and become a full time musician. This singer-songwriter gives audiences a new kind of sound: one that’s gritty, lived-in, raw and sad. Hear for yourself on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Brandon Music, at 7:30 p.m.
Scorzari first began playing a guitar when he was eight years old. By the age of 13, he had formed his first group and performed with friends in and around his home town. His musical tastes grew to be all-inclusive, as he explored different genres throughout his formative and college years. Somewhere in-between, Scorzari became a lawyer and pursued a career in the legal field, but things changed in 2008, when Scorzari heard Nashville singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle perform “Mama’s Eyes.” The song resonated with Scorzari’s soul and that’s when he made the choice to become a serious musician, composer and songwriter.
Scorzari began writing songs again, and with the encouragement of a close friend and local recording engineer, he recorded and released his debut album, “Just The Same,” in 2014. He later formed a band with a group of local musicians and began performing his own music live.
In 2015, Scorzari was introduced to Yep Roc recording artist, Jonah Tolchin. They became friends and later agreed that Tolchin would produce Scorzari’s second release. In November of 2015, Tolchin and Scorzari met musicians Joachim Cooder, Kim Richey, Will Kimbrough, Chris Scruggs, Laur Joamets, Eamon Mclaughlin, Brent Burke and others at the famed Bomb Shelter in East Nashville, where they recorded, mixed and mastered Scorzari’s second record, “Through These Waves.”
The record was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and jumped straight to No. 1 on the Americana Music Association’s Most-Added-Radio-Stations Top-50 chart. It later also landed on many Top-Albums-of-2017 lists, including Folk Alley and Elmore Magazine.
In April of 2019, Scorzari recorded his third full length album of all original music. The album titled, “Now I’m Free,” produced by Neilson Hubbard, was recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording in Inglewood, Tenn., and includes performances by Erin Rae, Will Kimbrough, Eamon McLoughlin, Michael Rinne and more.
“During the past three years and beyond, I found myself in a place that demanded prolonged introspection and profound healing to be able to navigate through and journey past,” Scorzari said. “This record is a journal of some of the lessons and discoveries that I’ve encountered along the way.”
Come hear what this musician has to say on Aug. 10. Tickets to the show cost $20; tickets for dinner and the show are $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve or for more information.