Scott Laningham (electronic press kit)


Scott found his musical home in Austin, Texas in the 1980s and has performed as a drummer with dozens of Austin artists over a 40-year stretch including award-winning soul-jazz quintet Elias Haslanger and Church on Monday, 5x Grammy-winner Christopher Cross, Americana rock legend Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Freedonia, Ephraim Owens, Red Young, Mitch Watkins, and many others.

Scott’s path to singer and songwriter began in the early 1990s with the success of the comedy radio morning show favorites, Moose in My House and Monkey Motel and the subsequent collection of humorous songs entitled Big Humor Beat. As a member of Freedonia, and Austin-based jazz-rock unit, Scott contributed the title cut to the 2019 Freedonia release, Firefly. Scott is releasing a series of singles in 2021 ahead of his first true solo album, scheduled for full release later this year.

Scott hosts a periodic video podcast called SLRadio on Facebook and Youtube featuring music, conversations, and reminiscences on artists he has worked with and known over his 40+ years performing, including Dr. James Polk, Kirk Whalum, Eric Johnson, Van Wilks, Kat Edmonson, Hailey Tuck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Durough, Beto y los Fairlanes, Mose Allison, Tony Campise, Steve Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles, Carmen Bradford, Mark Hallman, Suzi Stern, Kellye Gray, Paul Glasse, Rich Harney, and many others.

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