Jersey born Norton Scott writes songs with the intention that the next one you hear becomes a new favorite. His music immerses listeners into a life lived with uncommon emotional depth, swept away by complex relationships and world events, always seeking an underlying truth to tether the soul. What you hear is all him; there are no overdubs. Scott uses two mics clamped together with one connected to a harmonizer to achieve his rich, unique sound.
Scott began playing and writing music at the age of five, following his guitar playing father's fingers on a ukulele and eventually working his way through classical piano training. He taught himself from there, inspired by classics from the 60s and 70s, using music to help navigate life's maze of wonder, joy and sorrow. Raised in a rural farm community with few neighbors meant that music as friend was always more important than as vocation, and he would refuse industry offers to take his talents beyond his personal sphere.
After years of fronting local alternative rock acts while quietly pursuing a writing career, Scott returned to the start and stepped out from behind the curtain of his co-opted rock persona. Now residing in Philadelphia (by way of Los Angeles and New York) he's built his "star vehicle" not only to reach further frontiers of exposure, but also new heights of ecstatic escape, universal truth and general understanding. If nothing else, he's learned at last that flying into the unknown is often its own reward.