Scott Kirby – Capital Center for the Arts/The Cantin Room at BNHS, Concord NH
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 7:00 PM
For tickets on line at www.ccanh.com or call 603-225-1111
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, traveler and road warrior are all words that aptly describe Scott Kirby. Finishing songs while driving through the Italian countryside, performing 100 plus live shows throughout the US and Canada, touring Ireland with 50 fans in tow, and recording his tenth album in Nashville, all keep the barnacles off this modern-day troubadour.
A creative lyricist and accomplished finger-style acoustic guitarist with an expressive voice, Kirby describes himself as a direct descendent of the ’70s singer/songwriter movement.
When it comes to songwriting, Kirby respects authenticity and counts on everyday life and his coastal roots for much of his inspiration. “I don’t wake up every day thinking about writing the next commercial hit,” says Kirby. “Songwriting for me is about telling stories, expressing emotions, and commentary on things I may find funny or absurd.”
Kirby is in the midst of a 5-month national tour where he recently performed with Old Crow Medicine Show, Rodney Crowell, and Gary P. Nunn at the Stephenville, Texas Summer Music Series.
Over the years Kirby has also shared the stage with some of his favorite artists: Carole King, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Rush, Mac McAnally, Darius Rucker, Livingston Taylor, Marty Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel and others. When not on the road or performing in Key West, Kirby splits his time between Key West and the coast of Maine, where he can often be found sailing, a lifelong passion of this descendant of Newfoundland fishermen. He’s also recently discovered a little town in Southern France, where he plans to lay his head a month or two each year.
Kirby’s signature song, Lucky Enough, has received regular airplay on Sirius XM Radio Margaritaville for 15 years and Kirby readily admits he is, indeed, lucky enough!