Often times military veterans find it difficult to reintegrate themselves back into civilian society after having taken part in the ravages of war, especially those who served in the infantry units and saw combat.
But after joining the Marine Corps right out of high school and serving some combat time as an infantryman, Scott Brown put his experiences to music and formed a band.
When it came time to perform their first gig, the band had not yet decided upon a name, so a friend gave them one. Intended as a joke, the friend named the band The Scooter Brown Band…and as they say the rest is history.
Late last year the band released their third album – “American Son” – and have been touring in support of the album – sometimes on their own and other times as the opening act for southern rock legends The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.
On February 2, Scott and the band – Nathan, Steven, Matt, and Carrigin – were the opening act for fellow southern rockers Whiskey Myers at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, New York.
The early arriving crowd gathered around the stage at the standing room only venue and were ready to party when The Scooter Brown Band took the stage.
After the band opened with “Take Me Down”, the 500 plus fans were worked into a frenzy. The SBB followed with “Olivia”, “Pills and Whiskey”, “Won’t Back Down”, “Drink, Fight, Stomp”, “Georgia”, “Guitars and Whiskey”, “American Son” and finishing out the set with “Huntsville”.
While a number of the fans had come to see Whiskey Myers, they were leaving the show as Scooter Brown Band fans, with more than one concert goer professing that they wanted to hear more from the SBB.
Whether it was some hard driving Blues rock, Country rock, or a rousing hoedown song; The Scooter Brown Band delivered a show to remember.
The Scooter Brown Band is often the opening act for Charlie Daniels, but the relationship goes much deeper than that. Daniels is a big influence on Scott Brown when it comes to his songwriting. And when the SBB was first scheduled to open for Daniels, there was no dressing room for SBB. Upon hearing the news, Daniels not only invited the guys of SBB to use his dressing room but to make themselves at home as if it were their own.