ABOUT

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I am a singer-songwriter from Kansas City, MO who sings and plays electric guitar. My original songs range from Americana, rock, country, blues and swing. I perform solo and in the band Expassionates.


MMF logo smallI volunteer for the Midwest Music Foundation where I am Board President. Our mission is to provide health care assistance to musicians in need, and to promote and advocate for the local and regional music community.


LH_2016_LOGOI am the local host of the Kansas City chapter of the The Love Hangover —an annual multi-city showcase of musical duos performing love songs of all persuasions on the day after Valentine’s Day. The shows are headquartered in New York City and take place in a handful of other cities in the U.S. and Canada.


I’m co-host, assistant producer and engineer of the monthly radio series River City Chautauqua on KKFI, 90.1 FM, Community Radio in Kansas City. This show is based on the old-time Chautauqua meetings popular around the turn of the 20th century. Each show has a different them ranging from profiles on subjects like Cuba and Rivers to exposés on ideas like Meaning and Consciousness. Each show has featured musical or artistic guests. Tune in to KKFI 90.1 FM or stream live every 4th Thursday on the Thursday Night Special.



SONGS

  1. Burning Hand Scott Easterday 3:16
  2. Livin' In Town Scott Easterday 3:34
  3. Stupid Lullaby Scott Easterday 2:32
  4. Gone to Kansas Expassionates 4:18
  5. Big Blue Town Expassionates 3:24
  6. Among Friends Expassionates 3:17
  7. Cheating At Hearts Expassionates 4:54
  8. Autumn Easterday 4:42
  9. Tall Easterday 3:02

VIDEOS


Gone to Kansas / Folk Alliance 2018


Livin’ in Town / Folk Alliance 2018


Seven Deadly Sins / Folk Alliance 2018


Dizzy / Folk Alliance 2018


Don’t Let Me Down / Beatles Tribute KKFI, 2011


I Dig A Pony / Beatles Tribute KKFI, 2011


“The Grid” Expassionates, at Holy Cow! 2015


Already Again / Expassionates at Davey’s Uptown, 2015


Ghosts & Angles / Expassionates at Davey’s Uptown, 2015


Happy New Year / Expassionates at Davey’s Uptown, 2015


Tall / easterday at Davey’s Uptown, 2011

CDs

Expassionates: Verse, Chorus, Bridge
Expassionates: Verse, Chorus, Bridge (1998)
Expassionates: Landscapes
Expassionates: Landscapes (2008)
CDeasterday1993-1995
easterday: 1993-1995 (retrospective released in 2004)

Expassionates is a crossover of rock, country and jazz that started as a recording project and produced the album Verse, Chorus, Bridge in 1998 with a collection of 8 studio musicians.


The 2015 version of the band is a throwback to the first —performing the first album live with some of the musicians from the recording and some new ones.

We later became a live performance quartet from 2006 to 2011 (and occasionally after that). We created expressive songs that range from nocturnal ballads to playful pop artifacts like those on the album Landscapes, released in 2008.

Before Expassioantes I wrote for a band called easterday. We were a vocal driven pop band with complex songs that played from 1993-1995 and released our retrospective album in 2004.