Monday, February 8, 2016

Live Music Update!

 Hi, Scott Bounty here!

I hope you are doing amazingly fantastic in this new year of 2016! I have some fun news to share...

We have a big show coming up...

 I am very excited about this show for several reasons: We have access to the entire property which is a 65 acre farm, which is home to Sticks and Stones Farm, an artists colony and rustic retreat that offers yoga classes, meditation, and cabins for overnight guests. 

The "Stone Barn" Venue for "Scott Bounty and Friends"  SAT 2/27/16 -  8:00PM
  We will have the full band playing in the "Stone Barn" which is a 2000 square foot rustic building furnished and comfortable with a full kitchen, a fireplace, couches, tables and a gift shop. Special guests will be playing.  We are part of the Moss Mountain Music Series. Check for details.

This "Rustic Retreat" Sticks and Stones Farm is located at 197 Huntingtown Road about 10 minutes from the center of Newtown CT. See map:

Location of "Sticks and Stones Farm"
The band will be featuring; Winston Wisehart on sax, Doug E on Guitar, Darryel Pratt on guitar, Dave Lindsay on drums, Paul Fredericks on bass and myself on guitar.  We all sing so there will be plenty of vocals!

We are planning on getting you all up and dancing! We will be playing covers of jam band music, classic rock, and original songs from my album “The Time is Now”which was produced by Charlie Karp.

Dancing inside the "Stone Barn" at "Sticks and Stones Farm" Newtown CT

The "Stone Barn" venue allows and encourages BYOB, so bring your own beverages and snacks to share with your friends and we will make this a very, very special time.
Tickets are 10.00 in advance, and will be 12.00 at the door. I  suggest buying tickets in advance, for several  reasons: The "Stone Barn" holds about 100 people so we expect to sell out based on the interest we are getting for this show.

We also are offering a FREE cash raffle for all those who buy tickets before 2/17/16.  This will allow you to win CASH!! The payout will be 1.00 for every ticket sold before 2/17. We are doing this to help us plan our show! There is a full refund if the show is cancelled due to snow.

Disc and Dat Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT
Tell your friends and family they can buy tickets online at: or in person at “World of Wines” on Route 25 in Newtown, and at “Disc and Dat” in Bethel CT. Both stores are selling tickets in their stores.

Disc and Dat -Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT

The other fun thing is we always encourage musicians to bring their instruments. We will have an OPEN JAM right after the show at 10:30 PM. All are welcome to sit in and jam out!!

This show is all about FUN, FUN, FUN. I really hope you can make it. Also, my debut EP is available for download on all digital outlets (iTunes, Google, Amazon) and also on my site: Charlie Karp is featured on the album and produced it.
Please post comments or email or call me at 203 885 6174.  Also you can check out my Facebook page at for daily updates :)

 We are available for bookings and private parties. WE LOVE TO PLAY AT PARTIES!!! PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE!

Thanks again and have a Rockin’ Week! See you on the 27th~


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Monday, October 5, 2015


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While working on this album “The Time is Now” over the last 12 months, I have learned so much about songwriting, performing and music production. Most of this is due to the vast years of experience that Charlie Karp has shared, and the top quality sound engineering and drumming by Mark Rudzinski.

Charlie’s story is an amazing one, you should read up on him on his web-site He was discovered by Buddy Miles (Band of Gypsies with Jimi Hendrix) and toured with Buddy Miles opening for Jimi Hendrix and on other world tours.

Album Sound Production..
In "CK Studios" with sound engineer Will Early, tracking.
This is one of the best videos online available now of Charlie but there are many . It is whe PLAYBOY>> The Buddy Miles played on the Playboy After Dark show in the 70’s. Charlie is the tall kid on the far left in the sweater playing lead guitar. I love Hugh Hefner’s line “Oh Byron, he’s also playing in the den”... LOL

One of the best concerts he said was opening for Three Dog Night (80,000 fans at one show at the Cotton Bowl) and hundreds of concerts worldwide. they recorded 4 albums and toured for 5 years. Buddy Miles also had an amazing career. Charlie later went on to write and produce albums with Danny Kortchmar (James Taylor, Carly Simon, Don Henley) and others.

Charlie grew up in Westport CT as a teenager in the vibrant late 60’s when rock and blues was smashing the main stream radio and concert scene. Bands like “The Yardbirds”, “The Animals”, “The Doors” and other huge international acts we being booked ironically at Westport CT Staples High School. Charlie Karp’s band would open or perform for these acts repeatedly. That is how he met Buddy Miles, Buddy needed a band to support him in Westport and Charlie’s band was the hottest band around. When Buddy Miles heard Charlie Karp play, that was it!!! Charlie was the new kid in Buddy’s band playing lead guitar for “The Buddy Miles Band”.

In this video filmed in Finland you can advance to 2:09 for a close up of Charlie Karp playing in the Buddy Miles 1971  and again at the 3:00 mark.

Charlie has done a lot since working with Buddy Miles. Charlie is locally famous for the night his friend Keith Richards showed up at the Georgetown Saloon while Charlie and Danny Kortchmar were playing and Keith played on stage for several songs..People won’t forget that story for a long, long time around here.

I met Charlie Karp when I booked his band in 2012 for a fundraising event I held called “Music for Veterans” which raised money for our returning war veterans. Charlie’s band (among 4 other bands) had the place rockin’ and the event proved to be very successful. In a proof of “Putting something great out into the Universe” great karma proved to return…simply because Charlie and stayed in touch via email since that event.   

In October 2014 I visited Charlie at his studio “CK Studios” and I played some of my material and he played some of his, we hit it off instantly Charlie has hundreds of original songs in his catalog. We jammed on “Down By the River” which he had recorded with Buddy Miles in the 1970’s (great version you should find it) and other free form stuff.

He knew I was planning on a solo album and after a couple of sessions Charlie said, “So let me hear what you’ve got”. I really did not have that much material formally written but I had all these song parts in my head and some on a digital 8 track. I had some lyrics and the song “It’s Her Eyes” was complete, but most of the others were not.


  Charlie Karp playing on
Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio
I started playing the intro to “Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio”.  I started to sing “Midnight Radio” over the D major intro to the C/G “Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio….are you playin’ our song?……” Charlie immediately said “Play that again!!!!!” I did and he said “That is good!!! That is really good!”… and he started singing and playing along. I was kind of astonished since I just wrote that part about a week earlier with help from our daughter Nicole on the lyrics and changes. Charlie said, “keep playing it” and I said “I don’t have the lyrics finished but I will soon”. For weeks and later Charlie kept saying, play “Midnight Radio” again, and I said “it’s not ready” and he looked baffled..

Finally by late November 2014 I said, “Midnight Radio, here it is, I think I have it almost done” and I played it for him and we had my digital 8 track recorder and Charlie said; “I LOVE THAT SONG” and I said; “I am glad you like it, that’s music to my ears!!”. .pun intended!            

Usually I mess around with chord changes, and then later add lyrics. That is what happened with “Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio”. I had a progress from D major to C/G and I really liked the slow feel with just those chords meshing. In the past I used to think good songs had to have many chord changes to be good. I realized after some really intense listening that that is not the case in most instances. Some of the best and most appreciated songs are actually very, very simple. “Less is More” is something my dad used to say sometimes. It is a philosophy passed down from his family. His mother’s family the “Smiths” were settled in CT in the late 1600’s. Lord knows they had less than more back then!

So I started the song’s chords with D, and that sweep to C/G it is actually a Em#5/G chord as shown here in the second chord chart box. The visual concept I found in my head was of a long desert highway at night, at midnight. When someone driving for work, maybe a truck driver would be out along the highway in solitude. I visioned a long highway with little traffic at night in the desert.  Not necessarily  lonely but peaceful. I pictured the driver thinking very hard about his girl back home. “Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio, are you playing our song, are you playing our sooooonnnnng?” Is she still being faithful and keeping him in her heart while he is so far away? The driver uses the radio, which keeps him company while driving on such a lonely stretch of highway, but he can’t help but wonder if she is faithful. The radio “fades in and out”.. like their relationship. I think we can all relate to that sometimes.

I worked hard on the lyrics and our daughter Nicole helped with the chorus, she suggested having the chorus sing over the chord changes of F, Am, C, G, D… I realized that was an excellent suggestion on her part. The song actually has two choruses which is unusual, So it started out simple, but the first chorus starts out on the D to the C/G, then the full chorus on the F, Am, C, G and D. People seem to love that song. So far, it is the most appreciated of the 5 songs.

I commissioned a friend Anna Roberts to do a painting on the song. I said “please listen to it and paint what you hear.. She did, and Anna did a great, great job. Here it is, can you find the references to the lyrics?

Here is Anna’s work below: You can find more of her work on Facebook
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The album is available on iTunes and directly for a discount at

To be continued...stay tuned....


ToNTINUED  ------------------

Sunday, August 23, 2015

ALBUM RELEASE NEWS - by Carly Stevens

Artwork: Anna Roberts


ARTIST: Scott Bounty
PRODUCED BY: Charlie Karp
ENGINEER: Mark Rudzinski  



Scott Bounty
The five song EP will feature two songs written by Scott Bounty and three songs co-written by Charlie Karp and Scott Bounty. Sound engineering and mixing was handled by Mark Rudzinski.

In the style of Folk Rock, Jam Band, Country and Blues along with some eclectic sounds, Scott will be releasing the five song EP in the Fall of 2015. The exact date is to be announced. The songs represent and culmination of chord progressions and concepts started decades ago. "Now's The Time" refers to a long time in the waiting for new material to be shared by Scott who has been performing for over 30 years. It also references an important phenomenon of 'Living in the Moment'.

"Charlie Karp's enthusiasm and experience shines on each cut with his performance and collaboration with me. He has definitely brought the best out in the material." said Scott. "Recording started in October 2014 on a TASCAM DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio and ended up in two Fairfield County studios with hours of detailed layers, including banjos, keyboards, a 1936 Gibson (on Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio), a National steel guitar and live percussion to round out the textures and sounds." He said.

Mark Rudzinski

Mark Rudzinski, who does live sound for "The Band" members touring as "The Weight" has added his decades of experience on each track by recording, mixing and his percussion work. Charlie plays bass, guitars, banjo and provides vocal harmonies and backup. Details in the studio can be heard on each cut. "These guys are really precise. I learned so much in each session. There was the perfect balance of give and take, and mutual idea exchange. I would not change a thing. Being new in the studio all my ideas ending up being really long songs, like 8 minutes. We had to cut them down for the album. But we decided to offer extended versions online with the purchase of the album. So in essence everyone is getting ten songs. Each one will have an extended version online." he said.

Charlie Karp playing Scott's '75 Tele Deluxe
  Scott covers lead vocals, acoustic guitars and electric guitars. "I played Charlie's Stratocaster and he played my Telecaster on one cut, and I played a new Taylor C14 which I purchased the week before recording on 'What Matters'. Charlie and I go back and forth on some leads, I play the Taylor, he plays his Strat and we reversed his parts which give it a truly psychedelic feel. Charlie has jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, toured with Buddy Miles and co-wrote and performed with Danny Kortchmar.... Is it a thrill to play and work with Charlie Karp? You better believe it!" Said Scott.

Purchase of the album will include links to online interviews, studio recordings, pre-mixes and alternative mixes, along with back stories and details on upcoming CD Release Parties, Private Concerts and Promotional discounts, tickets and other advance information.

"We started recording in October in 2014. This was delayed by some equipment issues in the studio, however some of the most creative sessions came from that collaborative time. Charlie and I agreed to have some 'pre-production' sessions which proved priceless to the value of the material. Sometimes recording studios are strictly business with predefined plans. I intentionally did not want that. Knowing how experienced Charlie is, I knew anything I could glean from his craft would be all icing on the cake. What I did not expect was the level of collaboration and great chemistry we developed." said Scott.

While working over the months on the album, Charlie Karp, Scott Bounty, Winston Wisehart and Anthony Bennie jammed out at the Inn at Newtown in Newtown CT as seen here:


More information and album purchase information, along with exclusive download links and promotional material can be found on Scott's website . There you can sign up to be on a release mailing list to ensure instant notification on the album drop date and other details.

Written by: Carly Stevens

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Scott Bounty - Musician: It all comes down to having fun!I hope everyone i...

Scott Bounty - Musician: It all comes down to having fun!
I hope everyone i...
: I t all comes down to having fun! I hope everyone is having a great Spring 2015. I know I am, and June is my favorite month.. Probabl...

It all comes down to having fun!

I hope everyone is having a great Spring 2015. I know I am, and June is my favorite month.. Probably from getting out of school and skipping class and swimming in Great Pond and hang’in in the Barn playing music and pool and camping and, and, and….

I may be 54 years old, but I still feel 18 most of the time. That can’t be more than true this coming weekend. I will be hosting “Songwriter’s Night” at the Lumberyard Pub in West Redding CT, Saturday June 13th, starting at 9PM. This is a platform for you songwriter’s to show your stuff. You can perform and share your ORIGINAL MUSIC. You can have the stage to yourself or we can back you up. We have a full band and this Saturday we will leaning Reggae with some great players who know their stuff.

Then Sunday June 14th,   2015 1PM - 4PM the “UNCOVERED BAND” will be hitting the stage outside at the Lumberyard to kick off “Lumberfest” part of the “Georgetown Day” celebrations in Georgetown CT. This is an annual street festival. Follow the signs and check out Bobby Paltauf’s band after us at 4PM.

A blend of Jam Band, Blues, Funk and Rock -“UNCOVERED” features; Anthony Benny (Bass, Vocals) , Winston Wisehart (Sax, Vocals), John K (Keyboards), Chris Pike (Drums) myself on Guitar and Vocals and some special surprise guests. We are a formation of what has come out of the Songwriter’s nights that we host every second Saturday night at the Lumberyard Pub.

Other music news includes work on my album with Charlie Karp producing and co-writing. Charlie (Buddy Miles Band, Slo Leak, etc.) is a Emmy Award winning writer, musician, guitarist and producer. He has jammed with Jimmy Hendrix, and he knows Keith Richards very closely. He also has done work with Aerosmith, and co-wrote with Danny “Kootch” Korchmar , who has written with James Taylor, Carol King, Don Henley to name a few. Danny wrote “Dirty Laundry” by the Eagles, and “All She Wants to Do is Dance”, among many hits.
So, Charlie and I have been writing, and laying down tracks for the album and now I have decided to release a 5 track EP. I was going for the full album deal, but the material is so full of great songs I have to release it sooner. I just can’t wait. I have waited over 35 years to release an album and the time is now.

That is the gonna be the name of the album “The Time is Now”.  Sort of a reference to “Living in the Moment”.

5 Track EP PLANNED RELEASE DATE: July/Aug 2015
Artwork by Anna Roberts
ALBUM TITLE: “The Time Is Now”

1.       Questions **
2.       Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio *
3.       Jesus On The Phone **
4.       It’s Her Eyes *
5.       What We’ve Got **

     * Written By Scott Bounty
     ** Written By Scott Bounty & Charlie Karp
        Produced By Charlie Karp
        Senior Sound Engineer – Mark Rudzinski
        Sound Engineer - Will Early

Extended versions will be available via the CD sleeve instructions.

What is interesting is how the album has made me review many things in my life and how important it is to do the things that really, really make me happy. If there is one message I can share with you is to do the same. Not only has writing the new material really helped me focus, but I realize the rest of my life is shaping up right alongside of the music. Things were not the best before I started it. The economy took a big toll on our lifestyle. That being said, we made it and are better now for it. I really hope you all are doing great.

Please come out and support not only our shows but the other local shows in your area. Local musicians work very hard for very little money, sometimes none. Buying indie albums and supporting local arts is really, really important. Especially for the younger artists, they rock!
Here is some artwork for the song “Midnight Radio, Midnight Radio” that Anna Roberts did for me. It holds many clues about the song and the message. Can you find the clues? The song is available along with “It’s Her Eyes” on my website to listen to and download as singles.  I am happy to say Charlie has generated some strong interest from some very important publishers for our songs.

Please go to my website and register for updates and free music and promotional items. If anyone knows any production and music distribution teams let me know. I am very interested in finding the right help. I am also developing a website to share with Publishers, Artists and Producers who are interested in licensing our music. More on that later!

A really big show coming up for me is "The Devon Allman After Show Jam" I am hosting at the Crown and Hammer Pub. Go to my website for details. I have been fortunate enough to become good friends with Devon Allman. He has a great solo album out called "Ragged & Dirty". It hit #4 on the Billboard Blues Charts in 2014. I SEE WHY! So he agreed to SIT IN for a few songs July 16th after his show at the Bridge Street Live Cafe in Collinsville CT. We start at 10:00PM and will be jammin with Devon (One Way Out, etc) and some great ideas have been floating around... He rocks. Find him online. He is Gregg Allman's son.

So thanks for reading, stay strong, and stay focused on having fun, healthy and happy! Feel free to email me or call me just to talk. I really like that!

PS: Mountain Jam with Grace Potter and Robert Plant Headlining was amazing. If you have ever done Mountain Jam in Hunter NY you know. If you have not, you will have to do it. If you do, text me I will be there next year “God willin’ and if the creek don’t rise”.

PSS: The new band is looking for gigs. We really like private parties and outdoor shows. We also book as duos, and smaller acts. Just shoot me an email at or text/call 203-885-6174.

PSSS: I bought a new Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway acoustic-electric guitar I am very happy about. Come out and tell me if it sounds ok.. J