Scott Pettigrew is a 21 year old solo recording artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. Playing his first gig in September of 2016, his career is growing rapidly. His debut album, “Alone”, has received international critical praise, and has been honoured with the title of Saskatchewan’s 5th Best Album of 2016 by Sask Music. He made over 150 live appearances in 2017, and opened for several high-profile artists including Serena Ryder, Alex Cuba, and Jack Semple.
Scott’s unique and soulful sound has been described as blues, folk, country, R&B, and even soul. His captivating live sets feature unreleased originals, album tracks, and (sometimes) the odd cover or two. His songwriting style is melodic, relatable, and approachable, and tells stories of spirituality, social commentary, unrequited love, and prairie life.
His masterful guitar work is often compared to that of artists like John Mayer and Jimi Hendrix. His playing is known for its dramatic dynamics; soft, delicate, and tasteful riffs, juxtaposed with blisteringly fast, powerful, and authoritative solos. His carefully crafted guitar tone is a product of years of trial and error, a vintage purist approach, and a no-compromise commitment. Learning from both the Blues and Country traditions, his melodies and approach blur the lines between the two genres.
Alongside his exceptional playing ability, Scott’s voice continues to impress audiences across Western Canada. Often compared to singers like Ray Charles and Father John Misty, his wide vocal range and impressive control become a tool to showcase the dynamic movement of his stories.
Scott is currently working on his first full-length record, which is slated for a late 2018/early 2019 release. He will be working with critically-acclaimed producer Jason Plumb (Colter Wall, The Dead South) at CBC Studio One in Regina, Saskatchewan.