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Scott Vestal & Southern Connection

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Scott Vestal (banjo), Russell Moore (mandolin), now of IIIrd Tyme Out; Marc
Kellar (guitar), & Curtis Vestal (bass). This was recorded in the early 1980s on
the "Fire on the Mountain" ...

About the artist

Scott Vestal was born May 8, 1962 in Duncan, OK. The older of two children,
music was a constant from Scott's early age. His Grandfather, Famon Self, an
old time country fiddler with lots of patience, showed Scott his first chords on the
guitar. Scott and his brother, Curtis, would play and sing with their Grandfather
at various events ranging from parades to nursing homes to bluegrass festivals.

His professional career began at the age of 18 when he moved from Texas to
the East Coast to work with Larry Sparks. After performing and recording with
Larry for a year, Scott struck out on his own and helped form Southern
Connection, which toured the Midwest and East Coast for 3 years.

In 1985, Scott joined Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver performing in the U.S.,
Canada, and Europe as a member of the critically acclaimed quartet. Four years
and five award winning albums later, he once again struck out to broaden his
musical knowledge with his own group, Livewire, spent six months touring Japan
with an acoustic jazz ensemble, and had a starring role in Phyllis McBride's
critically acclaimed original musical production, Cowboy Cafe.

Upon returning home from Japan, Scott got a call from singer/songwriter
extraordinaire, Harley Allen to move to Nashville and form a band with him and
David Parmley. After a while Harley found that his writing schedule would not
allow him to be on the road, thus the beginning of David Parmley, Scott Vestal,
and Continental Divide, who went on to record three award winning projects and
tour the US and Canada over the next 5 years.

During this time Scott was awarded Banjo Player of the Year in 1996 by the
International Bluegrass Music Association, and 1998 Banjo Player of the Year by
the Bluegrass Now Magazine Fan's Choice Awards.