Singer-songwriter, rock and roll provocateur, and storyteller Scot Sax has a new episode of his Vitamin FM radio show/podcast that you can listen to and download below. In this episode, Sax talks about writing songs for Meatloaf, Faith Hill, the behind-the-scenes of the publishing business, and how listening to Townes Van Zandt changed the course of Scot’s life.
The prolific singer-songwriter, rock and roller and now the host of his own Vitamin FM radio show podcast, Scot Sax has released a new song that you can listen to and purchase below. “Dirt Bike” was inspired by WXPN’s Dan Reed who asked Sax to write a song in one day for Dan’s daily Top 5 at 5 themed feature on motorcycle songs. Wondering what a song would sound like if “Prince and Kenny Rogers were trapped in an elevator” and were asked to write in a day, “Dirt Bike” is an infectious tune, and while there is “The Gambler” meets “Lady Cab Driver,” vibe to it, it seems like the musical debt owed more to Lindsey Buckingham and wouldn’t have sounded too out of place on one of his early solo albums. Don’t miss the second episode of Sax’s Vitamin FM, right below “Dirt Bike.” The new episode’s theme is “Blacks and Whites” and features music from Odetta, Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones.
Singer-songwriter and rock & roller Scot Sax wants to be your DJ. When it comes to the details of music history, Sax borders on geekiness with his vast knowledge and attention to detail about music. The Grammy winning songwriter and songwriting teacher at University of the Arts, is now trying his hand at being a DJ with the “Vitamin FM” podcast that you can download below. For the first episode of the podcast, Sax says he “snuck into the DJ booth and took a swan dive into the very heart of what I love the most: songs.” You’ll hear a wide range of artists including the Beach Boys, Isaac Hayes, Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper and Simon and Garfunkel (and some folks you may never have heard of) in his first installment of Vitamin FM.