by Scott Joss



The debut album by Scott Joss, an award-winning fiddle player whose musical resumé includes playing behind Dwight Yoakam and legends Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, is an impressive nod to the classic California country sound that also offers up a contemporary feel. Possessing a richly deep and well-oiled voice, Joss especially shines on the traditional-sounding cuts -- particularly two cool Jim Lauderdale-penned tunes, "Doin' Time in Bakersfield" and "Stay Out of My Arms." And although most of the 11 cuts come from such notable writers as Kostas, Kevin Welch, and Tom Russell, among others, Joss proves himself more than a capable songwriter with the standout ballad "I Never Got Anywhere With You." His fiddle playing is good, but the spotlight here is on Joss the singer. The rest of the musical muscle -- featuring mainly producer Pete Anderson's signature lead guitar and others from Yoakam's band -- is inspired and memorable throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/1997
Label: Little Dog Records
UPC: 0731453464025
catalogNumber: 534640


  1. Doin' Time in Bakersfield
  2. Mary Got a Baby
  3. I Never Got Anywhere with You
  4. She's So Lonely
  5. Workin' Girl
  6. Home Before Dark
  7. Souvenirs
  8. One of the Lonely
  9. Stay out of My Arms
  10. My Baby's Gone
  11. Country King of the Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Joss   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Lauderdale   Background Vocals
Beth Andersen   Background Vocals
Pete Anderson   Guitar
Tom Brumley   Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Anthony Crawford   Background Vocals
Skip Edwards   Organ,Keyboards
Freebo   Tuba
Tommy Funderburk   Background Vocals
Dusty Wakeman   Bass
Astrid Young   Background Vocals
Jim Christie   Drums

Technical Credits

Pete Anderson   Arranger,Producer
Michael Dumas   Engineer,Executive Producer
Skip Edwards   String Arrangements
Dusty Wakeman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer

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