As a fixture on the local music scene for several years, Scott Slay enjoys making music in Denver, CO and the surrounding Rocky Mountain area both as a solo performing act, and with his Bluegrass and Americana group, Scott Slay and The Rail. Scott has won multiple songwriting awards across the United States, and frequently competes in industry settings.
Scott released an album with the Americana group, Big Virginia Sky in 2015 whose self-titled release took them across the country with stints in major folk and bluegrass festivals, and a concluding trip to the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 2016 Showcase in Raleigh, NC.
Scott has since created his own group, Scott Slay and The Rail, a bluegrass group based in Denver, CO who placed in the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition and 2nd place in the guitar and mandolin instrumental performance categories at the RockyGrass Festival in 2018.
Scott has recently shared the stage with bands like Yonder Mountain String Band, Lonesome Rive Band and Boris Garcia.
The Rail includes 13 new recordings, all spotlighting Slay’s unique style, which combines multiple genres to create a one-of-a-kind sound. The singer also took his songwriting to a new level, penning the majority of the tracks on the collection. Additional featured artists on the project are Mike Munford, Andy Hall, Scott Vestal, Josh Shilling and Brandon Rickman who all lent their musical talents. Instrumentalists playing on The Rail are Sammy Shelor (banjo), Mark Schatz (bass), Jim VanCleve (fiddle), Aaron Ramsey (mandolin), Steve Lazar (bass), Dustin Benson (mandolin), and more. The sound was heavily influenced by Slay’s top musical hero, progressive Bluegrass pioneer Sam Bush.
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