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Scott Cornwell: Bio

Scott Cornwell is a singer/songwriter, now living in Dubuque, Iowa. Originally from Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, he spent most of his life in Brooklyn, New York where he worked as a paramedic for the New York City Fire Department, and performed solo and with several bands. Scott primarily performs on his home-brewed acoustic and electric banjos (five-, six-, and eight-string), lap steel and harmonica.

His recordings include:

ALS Protocols (2003)- a teaching aid for FDNY paramedics in training, featuring FDNY advanced life saving protocols set to music

Jumper Up (2006) - original songs, Scott performed all vocals and acoustic banjo, electric banjo, lap steel, dobro, acoustic guitar, electric bass and conga

Folk to Funk (2008) - original songs featuring Scott's vocals and acoustic 6-string banjo

Sweethook (2010) - original songs featuring Scott on the 8-string electric banjo, Jazelyn Montanez, Matt Shanley, Joe Cacciola, Spike Genalo, Steve Wortman and Leon Campos

Sweethook (2012) - original songs featuring Scott on the 8-string electric banjo, Jazelyn Montanez, and Matt Shanley

Scott has performed with:

Brooklyn Boys Chorus

Amherst-based bluegrass bands Broken Axes and Lonesome Fish

Boston-based bluegrass band Night Train

NYC-based bluegrass band Ulterior Motives

NYC-based Bluegrass Workers of America

NYC-based space-funk band Talus Map

NYC-based hardcore-funk band Lizard Brain

Blues Traveler

Joan Osborne

NYC-based rock band Cosmic Jug

NYC-based rock band Ashley Wilkes

Selected performance highlights:

PDQ Bach Christmas at Carnegie Hall

Gerdes Folk City

Le Bar Bat

Nell's

S.O.B (Sounds of Brazil)

Wetlands

The Knitting Factory

Numerous performances for NYC Mayors Abe Beame, Ed Koch and David Dinkins

Central Park Bandshell

Aboard the USS Intrepid for its Welcome to NYC party

Protest rally against the USS Intrepid the next day