on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, August 2, 2012
5 pm (edt)
Alexandra Scott's music has equal footing around a campfire or in a musical den on St. Claude Avenue. At her core, she’s a singer & urban songwriter with a country sense of the world that shows up in her songs. A native of the countryside of Virginia who lived all over but never felt at home anywhere until she found her way to New Orleans in 2000, her folk-inflected songs resound with the movements of graceful galloping horses, with beats and electronic voices, and with her eye for beauty, self-revelation and even humor.
Alexandra has been compared to Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Radiohead & Gillian Welch. She plays guitar and piano and sings with a sweet purity that reflects her early training in theatre and singing jazz (which she still loves to do). She has performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival & the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Preservation Hall. She has won a Musician’s Choice Award & has released five critically acclaimed albums.
Alexandra is currently finishing up her upcoming album, "Pistachio Pearl", set to be released in the not too distant future. She also regularly performs with St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus, a 6-person vocal ensemble.