Scott Law
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Multifaceted artist Scott Law is a powerful instrumentalist, singer­, songwriter and authentic performer widely known for his distinctive abilities to elevate the potency of any collaboration in lead or supporting roles on electric guitar, acoustic guitar or mandolin.

A student and devoted fan of American roots music and psychedelic Rock ’n’ Roll, Law’s sound is strongly informed by the stylistic tributaries, songbooks and the fearless improvisational approach of bands like The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers and their Jazz and R&B influencers. Law’s own music has sprung from these sources, predicated on deep listening, lyrical melody and implicit freedom of musical expression.

Besides fronting his own projects, Law is a regular collaborator with legendary Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh in his rotating Phil Lesh & Friends cast and other lineups. Law has contributed as a monthly ‘artist-in-residence’ at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California since 2014 and also joins fellow TXR bandmate, Ross James in co-leading the psych-roots powerhouse electric band “Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang.”

In 2013, the luthiers of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company honored Scott by introducing a special new instrument to their model line, one that Law helped design. Having become recognized for it’s tone, balance and power; the “D-Law Signature Model” is a mahogany dreadnought guitar and exacting replica of the acoustic instrument Scott plays, now holding its place among other esteemed signature models on offer by the company, including those of Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Bill Nershi, Eric Skye and others.

Law has performed, recorded and collaborated with many storied artists of Rock ’n’Roll and contemporary Bluegrass during his career, including Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Terrapin Family Band, Peter Rowan, John Scofield, David Grisman, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, The String Cheese Incident, The Travelin’ McCourys, Melvin Seals, Tony Furtado, Nicki Bluhm, and many others.

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