Darrell Scott Darrell Scott

Mixed by Nashville master of the soundboard and Grammy winner Gary Paczosa, The Invisible Man shows this Music City outcast providing another acoustic outburst that will surely make you smile. Scott — who is a seasoned musician and sought-out session player — steps out on his own for the sixth time here. As in the past, bassist Danny Thompson and renowned drummer Kenny Malone join him, along with a host of other tight players including steel guitar whiz Dan Dugmore, multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, and former New Grass Revival band-mates John Cowan and Sam Bush. On this classic acoustic country offering that veers for the ditch, rather than the mainstream roads of Nashville, Scott covers layers of lyrical ground — writing all but one of the dozen songs. The only cover is the sensational "Shattered Cross” — written by the late Stuart Adamson, who founded the Scottish band Big Country. This song is one of the disc’s many highlights and it is driven by Bush’s menacing mandolin. The acoustic swamp and gospel blues of "I’m Nobody” is another high mark. Overall, this is a career-defining disc that is sure to make this songwriter become more visible. (Full Light)