Saturday, May 21, 2016

Red Hills Festival Friday Night Kick Off Band

Kicking off the Red Hills Festival Friday, May 27, 2016 will be Scott McQuaig and The Tomcats. The fun will start at 7 PM with Paul Wells and headlined by Scott McQuaig and the TomCats and will go until 10 PM. Bring you lawn chairs and your dancing shoes to join in the fun and enjoy some great music.
Members: Scott McQuaig, Ted Hennington, Bo Denton, Tommy Ethridge, Walt Littleton -- Occasional Stray Cats are Tom Rovinsky, John Elmore, David Zettler, and Jason Williams Steve Smithson is Tomcat Emeritus

Scott McQuaig and The Tomcats have been performing together for six years, although he and the majority of the members of the band have also performed together in other bands for more than 20 years.  Scott was signed as a country artist to a major recording label in Nashville,  but after a number of years on the road he returned home to raise his family and has continued performing regionally and writing songs. Although he fits more in the Americana and country genres if you had to place him somewhere, his sets include many different genres of music.  Scott's lengthy catalog of original music is prevalent in his performances, but his covers of traditional country music (Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, George Strait) as well as Americana, Blues, and Rock (Sonny Landreth, Paul Thorn, Muddy Waters, Kings of Leon) deliver to audiences a diverse and enjoyable show.  Still, it is Scott's voice, guitar, and songwriting that has earned him a faithful and supportive fanbase.