Road To Hope
A singer-songwriter who
plays piano, guitar, and violin, Hilary weaves lyrical and musical
with a raw emotional edge.
Jeff Dame of Northeast In-Tune
has this to say about Hilary and her music: "Hilary has the
potential to be as big as the likes of Alanis Morisette, Tori Amos,
or Sheryl Crow. Listen to her now and you can say, 'I've been in from the
Born in Washington State, Hilary started her solo performance career
in Seattle, but moved to Columbia, Missouri in 2000, where she
formed The Hilary Scott Band. She and her band tour the midwest and
beyond, playing in various types of venues and opening for artists
such as Beth Orton, Jonatha Brooke, Little Feat, and recently Tanya
Tucker at the Festival at Sandpoint in Idaho.
Hannah Vogel of the Sandpoint Reader says: "[Hilary] is uniquely
herself, in her music and onstage. From coffee shops, to blues
houses and festivals, wherever she goes, she and her music are
genuine. It's not often you meet a musician you might also like to
have as a best friend."
Hilary's most recent release, 'Road to Hope' is a fantastic portrait
of the height of the Hilary Scott Band's work together. With Bill
Adams on acoustic guitar and slide, Michael Bielski on djembe and
percussion, Carol Elliot on cello, Matt Griffin on harmonica, Rob
Lampe on electric guitar and lap steel, Mike Robertson on bass, Loyd
Warden on drums and Hilary on piano, guitar, violin,
mandolin, and vocals, this album takes you on a journey. The first
song, 'Daydreamer,' sets the mood, as 'everything starts with a
dream.' The rest of the album continues its moody course through
trials and triumphs, highs and lows, ending with hope, and one eye
always to the future.
There are an unprecedented 4 cover songs on this album, including
Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah,' Patty Griffin's 'Long Ride Home,' Bob
Dylan's 'To Make You Feel My Love,' and mid-Missouri legend Lee
Ruth's 'You Electrify Me.' Fans have been clamoring for recorded
versions of the band's renditions of these popular songs for years,
and here they are - with full emotional force!
The idea for the album's title and theme came from the area where
Hilary grew up, in the northwest, and the tiny town of Hope, Idaho,
which was near her grandparent's cabin on Lake Pend O'Reille and
which has fascinated Hilary since she would spend her summers there
as a child. Besides the link to the town's name, 'Road to Hope's'
themes are accessible on many levels, not only the obvious and
tangible. This is an incredibly emotional and important work for
Hilary. Also of interest is the fact that Hilary invited natives of
the area around Hope, Idaho, to enter a photo contest, and the
winning photo by Rick Miller is included in the CD artwork - this
is already gaining attention for the incredible photography by Kevin
Dingman and the poignant visual themes.
You will hear a mature, complete sound when you listen to the Road
to Hope - it will add to the soundtrack of your life.
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