Indie-Americana singer-songwriter Hilary Scott released her latest album, Freight Train Love, last November. Since its release, the album – which was recorded with Grammy Award-winning musicians in Los Angeles, has grabbed the attention of reviewers from Billboard, No Depression, Maverick, and many more. This year, the Rural Roots Music Commission has once again honored Hilary by awarding Freight Train Love “Vintage Folk Album of the Year”!
A common theme among the reviews was expressed well by Joe Montague of Riveting Riffs: “Hilary Scott has been a secret that has been kept from too many for far too long…” Scott, whose voice has been described as “absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness” (Italian producer Euro Ferrari), writes songs that hit where it hurts so good: the hearts and minds of a steadily growing and extremely loyal fanbase.
Scott and drummer/husband AJ Gennaro are dedicated to nearly non-stop touring to promote Freight Train Love, which was recorded with Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal). Fans showed their love by contributing over $10,000 to Hilary’s IndieGoGo campaign to help with radio and publicity for this record. Freight Train Love highlights Scott’s vocal diversity with songs ranging from soul to Americana, and displays her rich interpretive abilities as she covers other writers' songs, along with new arrangements of her original work. Featured bassist Bob Glaub (Lennon, McCartney, Fogerty, Springsteen, Ronstadt, Raitt, Cher) says, “Hilary Scott has a soulful and beautifully expressive voice that knocks it out of the park!” In his review of Freight Train Love in Midwest Record, Chris Spector also sums up nicely: “Hilary Scott has a sharp pen, a smoking voice, and more soul than a white girl…should have.”
Hilary Scott’s career has included co-writes with some of the best living songwriters, tours in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia, various awards, and with the help of indie label Belltown Records, the release of ten albums. Hilary Scott’s music is featured on the soundtrack of a video that recently went viral. Annie Hart, then of The Bill Foundation (a well-known dog rescue organization) used Hilary’s version of John Hiatt’s “Have a Little Faith in Me” to accompany the video of Gideon the pit bull’s rescue, which was featured on Huffington Post, the L.A. Times, and countless other domestic and international publications. The video has well over 2 million views and counting.
Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the link below, or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before show time. The Back Room is an all ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.