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Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun. The mastery of his guitar playing combined with the fun recklessness of his songwriting show that the rules of songwriting and playing the guitar no longer exist for him. Scott plays with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift.
One thing is clear when you hear SPOT. This is something new. Rooted in the familiar yet utterly unique, this nimble Power Trio creates their own brand of progressive roots music blending deep jazz, blues, rock/grunge, funk and psychedelia; often during the same song. Driven by Scott's wildly unorthodox approach to the guitar, improvisation and songwriting; every concert is an entirely fresh experience. Playing festivals, theaters, taverns and nightclubs from coast to coast, they prove during every performance their dedication to the fact that making music is an honor and a gift.
“The Bruce Lee of Rock and Roll” – Tahoe Onstage
“A modern day Jimi Hendrix” – Chico Enterprise
“A wildly creative virtuoso.” – Jambase.com
“At a festival FULL of guitarists, none played like Pemberton or was as fun to watch” – The Oregonian (Safeway Water Front Blues Festival)