Nanette’s Baguette, the animated short film by Mo Willems, is the most recent to have Scotty’s musical score and is his 49th Scholastic film to compose for. This was especially fun for Scotty as he was able to bring some old friends to the studio: Tim Horsley on drums, Jason Mowery on violin, David Spicher on bass, and Hell Yeah Horns saxophonist, Jovan Quallo on clarinet. It was nice to be back in the studio with engineer Mike Esser at the helm; especially at his new studio, Mount Monkeymore!
It’s been a while since I posted to the website. Truthfully, it’s been a busy year. The Jake Owen tour was super fun, the schedule was quite full, and then there was Vegas. The Hell Yeah Horns were pretty busy outside of the Jake tour, recording and performing with artists like Ce Ce Winans, Smithfield, and Craig Wayne Boyd to name a few. One good thing that came out of the Vegas incident was meeting Raul Vallejo and Carlos Sosa from The Grooveline Horns! They are super dudes and a great horn section. We hope to do some work with them in the future. I’ve been busy with several film and audiobook projects for Scholastic as well. Unfortunately with everything that’s been going on, I haven’t progressed as far as I would have liked to with the Music Stuff Podcast. But that is definitely a priority going forward.
Hopefully I’ll do better with staying on top of the website in 2018. I hope you pop by from time to time to check on me. And don’t hesitate to reach out from the contact section if I’m slacking off! Happy holidays!
This charming story about a ghost boy who is forces from his home and explores the world is Scotty’s 48th project for Scholastic.
Scotty has just announced that he will be launching a new podcast, Music Stuff with Scotty Huff, in mid-2017. This show will be a behind-the-scene’s, insiders look at the music industry. Scotty has been a professional musician in Nashville since 1997. His unique diversity of experience has given him a special glimpse into many areas of the music business, and he wants to share that with his listeners.
Scotty will have guest hosts, interviews with industry professionals, and lots more. Stay tuned for further information about the launch and where the podcast will be available. You can listen to Scotty’s teaser episode on the Music Stuff with Scotty Huff website at MusicStuffPodcast.scottyhuff.com.
For his 47th film for Scholastic, Scotty has composed the score for ‘Grace For President’ by Kelly DiPucchio. This was quite timely given the election year. When the main character, Grace, learns there has never been a female president, she sets out to be the first… in her school’s mock election.
I was honored to be asked to compose an original score to a tribute video to one of Nashville’s most influential women, Jeanie Nelson. As a ground breaking lawyer in Nashville, a trusted adviser in Washington, D.C., and a pioneer of conservation in Tennessee, Jeanie certainly has created an amazing legacy. As she steps down from the Land Trust of Tennessee, my friends at GS&F were asked to produce this tribute video and they asked me to compose the score. Enjoy!
I had a great time last week producing a new song by indie artist and songwriter, James Carothers. James isn’t one of those people “pretending” to be a traditional country artist, he is the real deal. He latest song, “Lonesome Road”, blends a little down-home with heartfelt soul in this reverent song about not being alone amid life’s many challenges. James and I were joined by some of Nashville’s best musicians: Jerry Lee Combs (bass), Tim Horsley (drums), Audley Freed (guitar), and Jen Gunderman (keys). Recording Engineer master Michael Esser was at the helm at his Essertaiment studio in East Nashville. Much fun was had by all. It was a bonus that it happened to be my birthday!
Star Stuff: Carl Sagen and the Mysteries of the Cosmos, by Stephanie Roth Sisson, is the latest animated short film featuring Scotty Huff’s music. The film, produced by Scholastic’s Weston Woods Studios, is Scotty’s 46th project for the children’s educational publishing giant. Have a “sneak-peek” listen to Carl’s Theme listed in Scotty’s Music section under Film/TV/Game: Children’s.
Scotty is considering new artists for recording projects and development.
Scotty has toured the world and recorded with many artists including Keith Urban, The Mavericks, Toby Keith, and Jake Owen. He has worked intimately with every aspect of the music industry here in Nashville and around the globe. Scotty shares that real-world experience and talent with the artists he works with to bring them from good to phenomenal. His philosophy is centered around getting to know the artist as a person as well as an entertainer. This focus and care is definitely a different approach from the cookie cutter style of many of Nashville’s production houses.
I can’t promise you’ll get a record deal, but I’ll get you closer to deserving one. …Scotty
If you are a serious artist who’s ready for the next level and are prepared to work hard, contact Scotty today!
Scotty has recently appeared in several live performances with Grammy Award winning band, The Mavericks, filling in on trumpet. The band’s regular trumpet player unexpectedly left the band to play with The Zack Brown Band, which left The Mav’s in a bit of a predicament. Until they were able to fill the position, they needed to at least get some trumpet players to fill in the remaining dates for 2015.
It’s funny, I heard about Paul [Armstrong] leaving from a Mavericks fan, apparently only a day or two after he quit. I called [drummer] Paul Deakin and asked if he needed anyone to help out. A couple weeks later, there I was back on stage with the boys!”
In 1998, Scotty was hired to lead “The Havana Horns” for The Mav’s as their 1st trumpet player, arranger, and harmony singer. In 2000, the band took a hiatus until 2004. In the meantime, Scotty went on to play with Keith Urban, Jake Owen, and others.
The Mavericks are such a phenomenal band. I’m so happy they are back making music again. And to have the opportunity to play some shows with them is a true honor.
Scotty is scheduled to be back out with The Mavericks in early November. For more information on The Mavericks, including their touring schedule, visit http://www.themavericksband.com.