Scott Boyer III is a self-taught guitarist and singer/songwriter with nearly twenty years of experience as a professional musician. The son of prominent singer/songwriter Scott Boyer (Cowboy, The Decoys), Scott was raised on a healthy diet of quality rock and roll. Although his first instrument was the trumpet, by age 13 Scott had gravitated towards what would be his eventual weapon of choice – the electric guitar. After starting out on the Atlanta area coffee house circuit, he joined his first serious band at 15 and never looked back.
At 17, Scott moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama where he continues to reside. He was a member of the heralded local band ‘Gulliver’, sharing the spotlight with fellow guitarist and singer Gary Nichols (now with The Steeldrivers) for several years before embarking on a career as a freelance guitarist. In the years that followed, he toured extensively with a lively outlaw country band called ‘The Skeeters’, and most recently was on the road as the lead guitarist in rock icon Leon Russell’s touring band for most of 2007.
Pulling from a wide range of influences spanning everything from the Allman Brothers to Pearl Jam to Dizzy Gillespie, Scott has forged a unique musical identity that blends different styles but maintains a solid grounding in simple melodies and soul. He is also currently pursuing an MBA in the field of accountancy at the University of North Alabama, and has just opened a talent agency focused on working with up-and-coming artists and bands in Muscle Shoals and the surrounding area.
Notable Artist Credits – Scott has worked in either a live or studio scenario with the following: Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett, Russell Smith (Amazing Rhythm Aces), James Leblanc, Jason Isbell, The Skeeters, Gulliver, The Decoys, Bishop Black, Zack & Angela Hacker, and many more.
Muscle Shoals, AL