This is a solo side project of Scott Siskind of Vinny Vegas out of Baltimore, Maryland USA. His solo performance is an intimate set filled with solo originals and stripped down versions of Vinny Vegas songs. For fans of City and Colour, The Spill Canvas, and Jackson Browne.
His band, Vinny Vegas, is from Baltimore. He recently recorded a solo acoustic project, aka an acoustic “demo” (his words) at Mobtown Studios.
Vinny Vegas’ music is smart. There are a lot of moving pieces, and nothing they write or perform is boring. Listening to Scott's finished record, it is not surprising to feel the same way about his solo material. The songs on Greener Hearts are distinctly different in style and vibe from a Vinny Vegas record, but that’s part of what makes it so good.
Scott came in to record an acoustic demo, and that’s exactly how it started. He tracked all three songs live, just Scott’s vocals and his guitar. No extensive editing, no vocal tuning… just the real deal performance. From a production standpoint, the potential of each song was begging for more. He dug out the drums, and Scott played them himself. He added electric guitar and upright piano (he’s an impressive piano player, though he would tell you differently) and sang his own harmonies. In another session Scott’s friend, Liz Haight, could come in and record violin. His friend Matt Flanders tracked electric bass.
Despite adding layers of instrumentation, the raw emotion of Scott’s live-tracked vocals and guitar still commands these songs.
Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up. With Austin & Olivia and Things That Fly.