Rick Scott is an award winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and actor who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. His gift for combining wacky humor and poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following from four generations in nine countries.
Over 35 years he has performed over one thousand shows in schools, festivals and concert halls in Canada, the US, Australia and Southeast Asia. He’s Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
Rick has released 17 albums including seven children’s CDs honored with three Juno nominations and Parents’ Choice, NAPPA Gold, iParenting Media, Children’s Music Web and Canadian Folk Music Awards.
In fall 2012 Rick released THE GREAT GAZZOON – a 4 CD musical audio novel co-written and produced with Valley Hennell and illustrated by Linda Sanborn, with financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and FACTOR.
THE GREAT GAZZOON is a folk tale told by a folkie, the story of how one boy’s love of music transforms his community.
WHAT FOLKS SAY ABOUT RICK SCOTT
"His gift for enriching and healing the human spirit will not soon be forgotten."
Rogue Folk Review
"Thank you for the incredible show... Great tunes, a wonderful stage presence and a magical way
of connecting with the audience."
Victoria Folk Club, March 2010
"Rick’s music speaks to kids and their parents and to me... It’s delightful, educational, accessible
and innovative. It’s funny, clever and warm. It’s not only important to Canadian music—it’s essential."
Jurgen Gothe, CBC Disc Drive
"Rick teaches with such an entertaining flair that kids don’t mind that they’re learning."
Fred Koch, Chicago Parent, www.bestchildrensmusic.com
"Rick Scott will have you smiling like a child with his engaging big folks repertoire. What lucky adults
to be growing younger to the heartfelt stories and songs of this ageless elder man boy."
Pam Edgar, Host CHLY 101.fm
"Inspired best describes Rick Scott’s musical keynote. His wonderful sense of humor and genuine love
of life clearly moved conference delegates. His talent and ability to teach others to fly is a gift."
Beverly Revin, Early Childhood Education & Care
"If Randy Newman made a happy album for kids… Pure music… incredible!"
Lord Litter, Germany
"I cannot even begin to express the impact your visit has had on the children of our school! They are singing and dancing all the time now! They are twirling and rapping on the playground! Really, a wonderful transformation has come over them! They are so proud of their songs and grade 6 says 'Rick Scott day' was one the highlights of their grad year! Thank you for showing us the wonder of music! We look so forward to planning our next event with you!"
PAC and Staff, Brent Kennedy Elementary, April 2012
PRESS RELEASES AND ARTICLES
A Unique Children's Book
Fresh 'Gazzoon' Tunes for Fun Family Time
A Grandfather Talks About Fear
Music Seeps Into Children's Novel
PIED PUMKIN at 2012 Vancouver Folk Music Festival
PUMKIDS wins 2007 Western Canadian Music Award.
PIED PUMKIN nominated for two Independent Music Awards.
SNOOZE MUSIC wins 2006 Gold Lullaby 2006 and Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award.
SNOOZE MUSIC reviewed in Chicago Parent.
Victoria Times Colonist reviews SNOOZE MUSIC.
Pumkin A National Treasure
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