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Get to know the artist: Scott Fish

Here is a quick interview with Scott Fish.

1. When and why did you start playing/composing?


2. Which instruments do you play?

I’m a guitarist.

3. What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Can’t remember at all. Maybe the alphabet song?

4. Is your family musical?

I seem to be the only one.

5. Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

I’ve been listening to a lot of St. Vincent recently so maybe her? Also Sly and the Family Stone recently.

6. Which famous musicians have you learned from?

I guess all the good ones?

7. Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?

Too many good teachers to count. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of older musicians placed in my path who helped guide me.

8. Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.

It’s red with 6 strings. Also staff paper.

9. What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?

I have no musical memories. I have no memories at all come to think of it. My one memory is disliking the movie Memento. Ok real answer- I remember hearing Jimi Hendrix and Xenakis on the same day when I was kid. I have no idea what the context was but it’s pretty mind-blowing when you’re 7.

10. Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy is my biggest influence.

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