Saturday, September 18, 2004

Scott MacDonald
on the same program with
Seth Davis

Scott MacDonald

SCOTT MacDONALD cott is internationally well-known as a skilled luthier and stringed-instrument repairman, whose instruments have been played on CD's, TV and radio throughout the world. He is also a passionate advocate of the local music scene; he founded the Hard Luck Café in September of 1992 as a venue to showcase local musicians. It is a tribute to his vision that the Hard Luck is the thriving series that it continues to be.

cott is well-versed in the history and folklore of the vintage instruments that he plays, and composes pieces specifically for his antique banjos and vintage slide guitars and ukuleles. His sets are always eclectic, ranging from his unique versions of acoustic blues and old folk tunes, to his own compositions about his family life.

his was a warm evening of unique sounds — a rare opportunity to see Scott perform in concert! Scott brought five unique instruments, one guitar of his own manufacture and four vintage instruments, and perfectly matched each instrument to appropriate tunes, a couple of his own "manufacture" and some vintage pieces. It made for a great evening.

Link to Scott MacDonald's website:

and on the same program

Seth Davis

SETH DAVIS hiny and romantic, irreverently sarcastic, dark as a sandbox at dawn, Seth Davis displays an uncommon aptitude for marrying conversational honesty with musical grace.

eth Davis is a local Long Island singer-songwriter, but for years he's been a regular at the now legendary Living Room on New York's lower East side, where he has opened shows for new-folk heroes such as Richard Julian, Jim White and Jennifer Jackson. Last year took him to new audiences down the Eastern seaboard and in Northern California.

avis' debut album Without Annette has won critical acclaim and spins on college and community radio. At this, his debut performance on our Hard Luck Café stage, Seth was accompanied on some songs by his partner, Edgar Patterson Mills. This was indeed an exciting show!

" ... the singer-songwriter-guitarist always delivers on the emotion — the guy cooks! "
Kevin Amorim, New York Newsday, Jan. 11, 2002

Link to Seth Davis' website:         Listen to Seth's music:

Our host tonight was Bob Westcott, and our open mike featured performances by:

  • Bob Westcott
  • Kevin O'Donnell
  • Bob Mist
  • Rich O'Brien
  • Ed Wernersbach
  • Gary Okee
  • Larry Moser & Mary Nagin
  • Walter Sargent
  • Lora Kendall & Bob Young
  • Estelle Henrich
  •   ... and   Bob Campbell
  • If you weren't here tonight, you missed yet another of the very best programs of the year ...