BILL SCORZARI-NOW I'M FREE
New York based, singer-songwriter, Bill Scorzari, has shared bills with Billy Strings, Sarah Jarosz, Sam Outlaw, The Dustbowl Revival, Tall Tall Trees, Seldom Scene, Frank Fairfield, Tom Marion, Zak Sokolow, Jonah Tolchin, Jenni Lyn Gardner (Della Mae), Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Twisted Pine, Whiskey Myers, Big Country and many others. His music has received critical acclaim, including from Billboard, No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, Folk Alley, Acoustic Guitar, Americana Highways, Making A Scene and more. In July of 2019 Bill gave a milestone first-performance at Newport Folk Festival.
Scorzari’s songs transition through a multitude of emotions and themes centered on the experiences of the human condition. His sound is gritty, raw and at times, downright sad. Of his music, some say it’s spoken word, and others, an amalgam of the voice of Tom Waits, the lyricism of John Mooreland, the delivery of Sam Baker and the soul of Kris Kristofferson.
September 20, 2019 marked the independent release of Bill’s third album, "Now I'm Free." Billboard’s Gary Graff says, Scorzari's third album, “Now I’m Free,” is “delicately nuanced” with “detailed arrangements.” "...Scorzari had good reason to enjoy the recording process this time around."
"Bill tears himself open on these 15 songs… He is an open book delivering a record of astonishing intimacy... and the gravel and whispers in his voice carry a true knockout punch." -Producer, Neilson Hubbard
…And, that "open book" is one that is well worth reading...
On the very day that Bill was born, his dad (a preeminent New York Trial Attorney), met with the Dean of his law-school alma mater, and together, the two friends completed a “mock” application for young Bill’s immediate enrollment as a student of the law. Thus begins chapter one, a long and formative passage in which Bill was at first, destined to follow in the footsteps and ethos of his proud father by graduating from that very same law school and later embarking on his own career as a New York trial attorney at the age of 27. The later passing of Bill’s dad and role model in 2012, brought a season of change and a new chapter, in which Bill takes a giant leap forward, in full-time pursuit of his passion for creating and performing music.
In 2014, with the encouragement of a close friend/local recording engineer, Bill recorded and released his debut album, intentionally ironically titled, Just the Same, and began performing his songs live in New York City and surrounding areas.
Soon thereafter, Bill was introduced to Yep Roc recording artist, Jonah Tolchin. They became friends and later agreed that Tolchin would produce Bill's second record. In November of 2015, they met again at the famed Bomb Shelter in East Nashville. There, together with musicians Joachim Cooder, Kim Richey, Will Kimbrough, Chris Scruggs, Laur Joamets, Eamon Mclaughlin, Brent Burke and more, they recorded, mixed and mastered Bill’s second album, Through These Waves, in just 14 days. The record was released on March 10, 2017, a 10,000-mile national tour followed and Through These Waves jumped straight to #1 on the Americana Music Association’s Most-Added-Radio-Stations Top-50 chart in its first week. The album later also landed on many Top-Albums-of-2017 lists, including Folk Alley and Elmore Magazine.