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Country Artist Scott Coner Releases 'Sanibel' from 'In The Studio' Acoustic Music Video Series
Tenn. (September 2015) – Country artist ScottConer has released "Sanibel", a music video honoring Sanibel
Island, Fla., from his acoustic music video series called "In The Studio With
"Sanibel", an up-tempo country
ballad, was released on You Tube and Facebook on Sept. 8. Other song videos
will follow in the coming weeks and months. Coner, who has worked with artists
such as Tanya Tucker and T. Graham Brown, says he used an
"organic approach" to present his songs in their most basic form.
"I wrote my song 'Sanibel' sitting at my kitchen table one night
alone with a cup of coffee," said Coner, who worked with T. Graham Brown
on the previous studio version. "My family has been to the island many
times together, and I suppose I was just thinking about the beach that evening.
Oddly enough, I wrote the bridge to the song at an old movie house while
watching 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'."
Like the first music video from the
series, Coner sang and played the song from start to finish without interruption
with guitarist Jake Widenhofer,
percussionist Bryan Tewell, and bass
player Adam Cunningham. The studio
musicians were encouraged to play the songs from their own perspective.
wasn't going for the highly polished sound that we have all become accustomed
to," added Coner, who will perform at "Tunesmithing" songwriters
showcase in Nashville on Sept. 16 during Americana Music Week. "I think
one of the things we have lost in this digital age is the spontaneity that this
type of recording offers. Something that hit home with me years ago was when John Mellencamp released 'Pink Houses'
and 'Small Town' on a stripped-down acoustic release. I never forgot that, and
I suppose this is my attempt."
the video shoot, the four musicians sat with their instruments in chairs left
to right in front of a brick and wood-accented fireplace. Performances were
miked or fed into a soundboard, where engineer Sean Spence monitored volume and reverb levels.
Each song was recorded from start to finish without interruption to produce a
live acoustic feel. Scott's wife, Cyndi, manned the camera for the Coner
family's Cynnamae Media Productions. She added several scenes of Scott and his
family walking on the island's white sandy beaches.
musical approach was anything but technical really," Scott added.
"The guys all had a click track with a basic in their ears, but I opted to
do my part listening to the room only. The only issue for me with this approach
was that I couldn't hear the bass at all."
Scott Coner records "Sanibel" at Blue Grotto in Nashville (Photo by Cyndi Coner)
artist describes "Sanibel" as a romantic beach song with a "really
cool rhythm groove". Scott, Cyndi and their two daughters have enjoyed
walking the Gulf Coast beaches and exploring the famous Australian pines.
oldest daughter Emily was still in diapers when I took her for a walk down the
beach at Sanibel," Scott added. "I saw some pines down the beach
about half a mile away. I thought they would be great taking pictures of my
beautiful baby daughter. So, I walked the beach holding her little hand,
constantly looking down to be certain she wouldn't hurt her little feet on a
sharp shell or jellyfish, etc. We arrived at the fallen pines, and I climbed
over them with her. I looked around stunned trying to figure out exactly what
was out of place. I realized I had accidentally walked into a nude bathing
upcoming song videos from the acoustic series will include "Taylorsville
Angel", a tune about a truck stop waitress and a lonely trucker; and
"Nashville Song", a recent music video about overcoming
disappointments on Music Row. The artist will return to Nashville on Sept. 15
to record a classic rock/pop tune from the early 1970s.
never attempted to make a record that is technically perfect from end to
end," Scott continued. "My music is usually about my life in some
way, and I kind of look at my songs the way someone might look at a photo album
or scrapbook. My hope is that people will continue to identify with the songs
and apply them to their own life in one way or another."
self-proclaimed family man, Scott Coner lives with his wife and two daughters
on rural farmland near Franklin, Ind. He has recorded songs with a who's who of
country legends including Tanya Tucker,
T. Graham Brown, and Charlie Daniels. Scott's single
"Maybe She Lied", a duet with Tucker on Reedy's Dream Records, hit
number one on the United Kingdom's Hot Disk Top 40. Other songs, including
"Sanibel" (a duet with Brown) and "Reedy's Dream" (with
vocal and instrumental contributions from Daniels) have been heard on
terrestrial and online radio stations around the world. Also an emerging
author, Scott recently penned the book "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Ronnie Van Zant
and Me" with Gene Odom, a
survivor of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash.
To learn more about
Scott Coner or to download his songs and videos, visit www.ScottConer.com.