My Exit: Bret Scott

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Tonight's My Exit DJ, Bret Scott

Every Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit -- local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.

Here's tonight's person:

Who?
I'm Bret Scott, from Waterford, NY. I play and sing in a local duo, The Collectors

How would you describe your musical taste?
In my younger days, I was somthing of a metalhead; Led Zepplin was a huge influence on me. Ten years or so ago, I finally picked up the acoustic guitar, and the instrument really opened my mind to other genres of music. Flamenco, folk, rock, even a bit of jazz...it's all
delightful.

Three songs from Bret's show:

Ten Years Gone - Led Zepplin
Led Zepplin and Jimmy Page were huge influences in my life, and ultimately why I started playing the guitar. Jimmy layers multiple acoustic parts throughout this song, and it's just beautiful. One of my personal favorites.

Chanteuse - Maria Zementauski
I went to a show in Kingston years ago to see Helen Avakian play. In that same show, I was treated to my first real exposure to flamenco guitar - in the hands of a local master, well-known to Exit listeners, Maria Zementauski. This song is from her first CD, Mrs.Laughinghouse, and watching her perform it completely blew me away.

Stand Your Ground - Dan Sherwin
When I first started playing guitar, I was given an acoustic 12-string, and never played it; it was just too intimidating. Then I saw a gentleman at a bar in Kingston playing 12-string like it was nothing. I stayed to chat with him, and made the acquaintance of a man would became a friend and mentor to me over the years, Danny Sherwin. Dan plays locally very
routinely, you can see his schedule at dansherwin.com. This song is from his first solo release, Simple Solutions. You have to catch him doing this one live.

You can hear Bret's My Exit show tonight at 8 at 97.7 or at exit977.org.

Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.


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