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Scott Huckabay is an American composer, acoustic electric guitarist and poet.

Scott Huckabay
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Scott Huckabay ₪
Background information
GenresWorld music, fingerstyle, new-age, sound healing
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsAcoustic Guitar, Piano
Years active1987–present
LabelsSoundings of the Planet
WebsiteSonic Alchemyst

BackgroundEdit

Huckabay is a world touring musician and composer known for his live guitar performances and original music. On August 16, 1987, during the auspicious weekend of the Harmonic Convergence, he was involved in a high-speed collision with a truck while riding his motorcycle in Tempe, Arizona. Allegedly, after waking up in the hospital recovery room, a steel-string acoustic guitar was found at the foot of the bed left by an unknown source. Once he touched the instrument, Huckabay says, he discovered that creating sounds on the guitar helped relieve the pain from his injuries.

He immediately began developing his own unique style of playing. In that same year, a Michael Hedges concert was a major influence for Huckabay. While living in Hawaii in late 1991, Huckabay continued refining his guitar technique. Swimming in the ocean, Huckabay allegedly developed a form of sound with telepathy, which he believes enables him to communicate with the dolphins and whales on a daily basis. However, there are no scientific proofs or records in any form that such kind of communication between humans and marine mammals has ever happened. According to Huckabay these sounds became an integral part of his music. From a scientific point of view, these allegations are highly obscure and not considered possible. He started performing live shows in Hawaii at the Hawaii Slam, West Coast including California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona and touring the rest of the world. Scott is a descendant of Chiricahua Apache Nde Nation.[1]

Music careerEdit

In 1991, Huckabay won the BAM magazine 'Guitarist of the Year' contest held at the Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood). November 11, 1992, Huckabay joined an all star line up for the free Kauai Hurricane Iniki survivors concert, which also included Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Jackson Browne and Titus Kinimaka and the Kauai Boys. CSN, Bonnie, Jimmy and Jackson had just played two nights on Oahu, with the Pahinui Brothers, raising money for the victims of the hurricane that swept Kauai two months earlier. Huckabay had been living on a secluded beach when the massive Hurricane Iniki hit the island during a full moon on September 11, 1992. Much to the dismay of Scott's loyal local following, his effects failed right at the beginning of his first song, leaving him to soldier through a stock acoustic set. A popular Kauai conspiracy theory afterwards was that after hearing the sound check, when the effects were working, Stephen Stills had Scott's rig sabotaged because Stephen couldn't stomach getting shown up that bad.[2]

In 1995, Huckabay produced his debut album, "Virtual Altar", recorded live on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, California. In 1996, he recorded, "Peace Dance", and in 1999, "Alchemy", which won the 2000 Independent Visionary Award. [3] He currently records various production projects with Soundings of the Planet, their motto, 'Peace through Music'.[4]

In 1999, Huckabay performed at various ancient sites in Egypt and found a harmonic and spiritual affinity with an ancient site called Dendera Temple complex that resonated with musical frequencies. On December 31, 1999, Huckabay performed a concert inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Two months later, Scott released the CD, 'Temple of Dendara'.[5] He learned about the Solfeggio scale and how each tone allegedly affects the human body according to esoterism. Huckabay tunes the guitar intuitively using the Solfeggio tones that he believes help create health, harmony and balance. However, there is no scientific proof or indication that the solfeggio scale affects health in any way. Huckabay released the CD, Secret Portal, produced by Sylvia Massy at RadioStar Studios in Mt Shasta, California.[6]

Guitar GearEdit

Huckabay plays a 2001 custom built 610CE Taylor Guitar (nicknamed "Oceana") with a combination of a Sunrise S-1 magnetic pickup and several custom Fishman piezo pickups embedded in various locations inside the wood of the guitar to capture percussive sounds built by Bob Taylor (luthier) of Taylor Guitars. He is left handed and experiments with a variety of guitar effects pedals by Boss Corporation. He also uses a violin bow, EBow, Morley Pedals, Quartz crystal and an RC-20 Loop Station by Roland Corporation to create a multiple of guitar rhythmic patterns. Making full use of this equipment, he is able to equalize precisely the live sound from his instrument to achieve different sounds for every song within each concert venue. Scott has used well over 250 alternate guitar tunings. Scott uses custom gauge Ernie Ball guitar strings. [7]

Three-minute sound clip of Scott Huckabay playing guitar inside the Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilations (solo)Edit

Compilations (various artists)Edit

PoetryEdit

  • Angels of the Sea: Sacred Dolphin Art of Atlantis co-collaborated with Michelle Gold. Poetry book inspired by wild dolphins from around the world. Published by Hay House (1996)

Television/filmEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lisa Diane. "Scott Huckabay biodata". Scotthuckabay.com.
  2. ^ "Scott Huckabay Interview by Cathalena E. Burch". Azstarnet.com.
  3. ^ "Scott Huckabay Portfolio". Soundings.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Scott Huckabay Testimonials". Soundings.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scott Huckabay Interview by Greg Hohnholt, NRG Psychics". Truepsychicsnetwork.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Big Island Weekly and front cover story interview". Bigislandweekly.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Scott Huckabay guitar strings". Ernieball.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014.

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