Indie Americana and Folk Rock Music
by outcasts and outliers for outcasts and outliers

Where People Who Don’t Belong, Belong

What People are Saying

Very bestest opinions

"Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes is a talent-laden band. They're equally comfortable going electric or acoustic..."
John Platt
WFUV
"Listen to these dudes…these people are magicians…wizards…"
John Apice
No Depression
"Their inspiring set, had everyone on their feet singing and dancing in a spontaneous celebration..."
Ron Olesko
Folk Music Note Book, Sing Out!
"The band plays an Indie Folk music that could work on street corners or big stages."
The New Release Rack
The Alternate Root
"Wolfson will not only defy the norm, but all expectations as well."
Lee Zimmerman
No Depression

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Recordings

Albums for CD or digital download

Welcoming the Flood

(2016)

Life on Fire

(2014)

Video

Official and performance video

Where You At?

Live Performance Calendar

Upcoming

DateCityVenueCountry
05/18/19Brooklyn, NYFirst Acoustics – House ConcertUnited States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Seating is Limited, Reservations Required. Doors and complimentary vegetarian/vegan dinner at 6:30 PM, Music at 7:30 PM
06/08/19Rockville, MDMoore Music
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: Suggested $20-25. Box office: 301.309.0983. Outdoor BBQ & concert With Eli Lev & more! Buy Tickets
06/15/19Parsippany, NJSmith Road Coffeehouse – St. Anne ChurchUnited States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 781 Smith Road.
06/20/19Piermont, NYThe Turning Point
Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

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Past

The most recent past show.

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DateCityVenueCountry
04/14/19Succasunna, NJRiverside, Rhythm & RhymeUnited States
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: $20 advance, $22 door RAA / SSG / Jersey Arts Marketers members receive discounts!!. Address: Investors Bank Theatre, 72 Eyland Ave. With folk powerhouse Katherine Rondeau opening!

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The Band

Meet the Miscreants

Scott Wolfson

Vocals
Rhythm Guitar
Mandolin
Songwriter
Producer
Arranger

Skyler Bode

Piano
Keyboard
Accordion
Concertina
Acoustic Guitar Trumpet

Matt Laurita

Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Nylon String Guitar
Resonator Guitar
Banjo
Trumpet

Chris Kelly

Drums
Percussion
Trumpet
Trombone
Guitar
Electric Bass Engineer
Producer
Arranger

Kirk Siee

Upright Bass
Acoustic Bass
Electric Bass
Mandocello
Acoustic Guitar
Ukulele

Mike Bell

Slide Guitar
Mandolin
Acoustic Guitar
Resonator Guitar

Elevator Pitch

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes sing the music of, by, and for outcasts and outliers.

When Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes take the stage, they’re not just playing a show. Their vibe is party, reunion, and catharsis in one – the energy of their tunes is hard to miss, but each song carries the weight of humanity’s dark corners. When Ron Olesko at Sing Out! Magazine wrote of “their inspiring set” creating “a spontaneous celebration,” he witnessed a celebration in the face of pain and loss – of outcasts finding their people.

The songs are new, the stories universal, but their message is clear. As one of Scott’s lyrics says: “We may be broken, but we are not alone.”

A Little Bit More

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes sing the music of, by, and for outcasts and outliers.

When Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes take the stage, they’re not just playing a show. Their vibe is party, reunion, and catharsis in one – the energy of their tunes is hard to miss, but each song carries the weight of humanity’s dark corners. When Ron Olesko at Sing Out! Magazine wrote of “their inspiring set” creating “a spontaneous celebration,” he witnessed a celebration in the face of pain and loss – of outcasts finding their people.

A Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes show is an exercise in the unexpected. As No Depression said, “…Wolfson will not only defy the norm, but all expectations as well.” Their mix of talent and wit has brought acclaim as Most Wanted Artists in the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Formal Showcase Artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, and frequent performers at The Philadelphia Folk Festival. And now, with two airplay-charting albums under their belts, they have begun recording their most ambitious and expansive studio work yet.

The songs are new, the stories universal, but their message is clear. As one of Scott’s lyrics says: “We may be broken, but we are not alone.”

The Whole Story

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes sing the music of, by, and for outcasts and outliers.

When Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes take the stage, they’re not just playing a show. Their vibe is party, reunion, and catharsis in one – the energy of their tunes is hard to miss, but each song carries the weight of humanity’s dark corners. When Ron Olesko at Sing Out! Magazine wrote of “their inspiring set” creating “a spontaneous celebration,” he witnessed a celebration in the face of pain and loss – of outcasts finding their people.

Scott wasn’t “normal” growing up. The feelings expressed in pop music were like another country – he craved songs that told different stories, of the world as he saw it, with people who shared his own strange emotions and struggles. Those songs were tickets to worlds where joy was possible, sources of strength in troubling times, and comfort that in the darkest hours he was not alone. If his music has a unifying message, it’s that we who don’t belong, belong to each other. The Other Heroes share similar stories – kindred spirits who don’t fit the usual boxes either. Together, they try to create that solace anew – for those who are “other” to find their “heroes.” Their shows are celebrations of power for the powerless.

Taking inspiration from past and present – folk and roots rock artists like The Limeliters, The Band, and The Byrds, and more recent flag-bearers like R.E.M., The Decemberists, and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes take a folk rock canvas and weave in big helpings of Broadway, Jazz, Blues, and Country, giving them a sound both familiar and unique, distinctly American and part of a broader world.

As much as fans love Scott’s songwriting for lifting up the lives of the unsung, newcomers are often surprised by the range and tight musicianship of the band. No Depression wrote, “Listen to these dudes…these people are magicians…wizards…”. Skyler Bode, Kirk Siee, Matt Laurita, Chris Kelly, and Mike Bell are not only skilled players, but musical shapeshifters. And they’re total characters to boot, with personalities born of shared histories as outliers. Listeners on the lookout for wicked humor and off-beat sensibilities to call home, will find more than they bargained for here..

The Alternate Root Magazine calls them “…an Indie Folk music that could work on street corners or big stages.” While the band loves the circus they bring to festivals, visitors to their house concerts and listening rooms soon realize that their intensity works in smaller settings too. As John Platt of WFUV said, they’re “…a talent-laden band. They’re equally comfortable going electric or acoustic.” And it’s just not a Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes show until the good-natured ribbing starts. The band thrives on it, and loves the connection such intimate shows bring with an audience.

A Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes show is an exercise in the unexpected. As No Depression said, “…Wolfson will not only defy the norm, but all expectations as well.” Their mix of talent and wit has brought acclaim as Most Wanted Artists in the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Formal Showcase Artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, and frequent performers at The Philadelphia Folk Festival. And now, with two airplay-charting albums under their belts, they have begun recording their most ambitious and expansive studio work yet.

The songs are new, the stories universal, but their message is clear. As one of Scott’s lyrics says: “We may be broken, but we are not alone.”

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Genre

Americana

Folk Rock

Alternative Folk

Indie-Folk

Chamber Folk

AAA

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Highlights

2018 Philadelphia Folk Festival – Philadelphia Folksong Society Co-op Showcase

“Honorable Mention” Best Albums of 2016 – John Platt, Sunday Supper, WFUV

2016 Official Formal Showcase – NERFA

Welcoming the Flood Debuts at #23 on the Folk DJ Album Chart

Most Wanted – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Welcoming the Flood Debuts at # 15 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Alternative Folk Album Chart

Life on Fire #55 in the Roots Music Report most played Folk albums of 2014

Life on Fire #162 in the Folk DJ-List most played Folk albums of 2014

2014 Official Quad Showcase – NERFA

Life on Fire debuted at #28 on the FolkDJ Chart

Life on Fire climbed to #8 on the Roots Music Report Nationally

The Backseat and Me debuted at #2 on the Roots Music Folk Song Report Nationally

Nothing to It climbed to #17 on the Roots Music Folk Song Report Nationally

Brooklyn Mermaids climbed to #9 on the Roots Music Americana Country Song Report Nationally

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Booking

Acoustic Music Agency

Barbara Roehrer

P.O. Box 364
Montvale, NJ 07645
P: (201) 573-0718
M: (201) 258-0556

The Band

302 S. 2nd Avenue
Highland Park NJ 08904

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