Mountain Creek 4:120:00/4:12
A Light on the Hill 3:020:00/3:02
Blue Sky Day 3:310:00/3:31
Hell or High Water 3:140:00/3:14
Cradle to Grave 3:370:00/3:37
Little by Little 2:580:00/2:58
Walk Your Talk 4:280:00/4:28
Great Mystery 3:150:00/3:15
Banjo Rainbow 3:310:00/3:31
Singer / Songwriter / Multi Instrumentalist / Producer / Mentor / Teacher
“Music whether it be listening, performing or writing has been my constant companion. It is non-judgmental and demands nothing from the maker or listener other than acknowledgement and respect. It is ever present in the sound of a river, the wind in the trees and the Wildwood Echoes. This heartbeat of the land combined with the songs of my childhood and the music of the creative giants upon whose shoulders I stand has shaped my musical vocabulary. It is a gift for which I am eternally grateful. A gift that keeps on giving.”
Scott Bird is a first nations singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, mentor and teacher from lutruwita (Tasmania).
From 1979 until 2001 Scott had always been in a band and as a result had either toured, recorded or collaborated with many truly inspiring musicians and creatives. He was a founding member of Pale Riders who formed on the north west coast of lutruwita (Tasmania) before relocating to Sydney where they were at the forefront of the emerging Australian roots scene during the nineties. (learn more)
When Pale Riders disbanded in 2001 he focused on teaching and mentoring from his music studio on the central coast of NSW.
In 2009 Scott released Riversong his first solo recording which he had written performed and produced at Damien Gerard Studios in Rozelle, Sydney. “Riversong is about our connection with the planet and all that is. It‘s about listening to the Riversong; singing with the land and is inspired by The Valley, my spiritual home in lutruwita (Tasmania).”
After the release of the Riversong album music took a turn towards session work and he contributed harmonica tracks to albums from Kasey chambers, Beccy Cole, Catherine Britt, Luke Dickens, Paul Costa, The Sunny Cowgirls, Brad Butcher and Shane Nicholson as well as contributing songs and playing on the Chris E Thomas Monkey Off My Back album. He played banjo with Sammy and Randy on Good News Week and started writing and developing a new band project.
In 2014 Scott took the fully realised band project Men From Earth into Alberts No 1 studio and recorded the album Wildwood Echoes live to 2” tape. This was the last album to be recorded at Alberts before they were sold to BMG. The album was released via MGM and the band went on to tour nationally. (learn more)
In 2017 he produced The Eden Project for Melissa Black and signed her to the Riversong Label. Music production continued with Nicholas James, Shane Shepherd and The Blacksmith Sun and in 2020 he produced Duncan Toombs Steel on Steel album with Duncan and Rod McCormack which debuted at #1 on the ARIA country music charts when it was released in January 2023.
“I’d like to thank Scott Bird for the time, passion and grace you gave to myself and my songs. I will forever be grateful for the time we got to spend on preparing my songs for recording. Scotty, you have been a guiding light for me from the very beginning of this new journey and I’m so thankful to have had you your gentle hand on the wheel helping me produce this record.” Duncan Toombs
After working on Duncan’s album he moved back to lutruwita (Tasmania) and started working from his property on the Wilmot River and began preparation for the release of The Blacksmith Sun, a project which he co-wrote with Aaron Magee and performed and recorded with Andrew Beck. The Blacksmith Sun project was signed to the Riversong label in May 2023.
“Keep spinning out those silken lyrics and music that transport the listener to another place where the troubles of the world can be pushed to the side for a moment in time.” M.Sippel
Banner photograph by Trudi Bird and photo top right by Wendy McDougall, both taken at The Valley Wilderness Retreat in lutruwita (Tasmania). Riversong album artwork and cover photograph by Trudi Bird. Riversong video produced by Duncan Toombs at The Filmery. Filmed on location at Old Sydney Town, Central Coast NSW.