Americana veteran Darrell Scott stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform three songs on his Stefan Sobell guitar.

“You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” is from his 1997 album Aloha from Nashville (Sugar Hill), written after trying to find information about his mysterious great-grandfather whom his family won’t discuss, except to note that he played banjo, was from Harlan county, Kentucky, and “did something bad.”


Next he performs “Down to the River” from his 2016 release The Couchville Sessions (Full Light/Thirty Tigers), which features a voice-over from country-folk legend Guy Clark that was 14 years in the making.

He rounds off with a song his father wrote the lyrics to, “With a Memory like Mine,” from 2000’s Real Time (Full Skies).

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