Grammy Award winning drummer and percussionist Yonrico Scott died September 20, 2019 at the age of 63. An official cause of death was not revealed.

Born in Detroit, Michigan; Scott came out of the womb with a pair of drum sticks in his hand. He was playing professionally by the time he was seven years old performing with local Gospel bands. While at the University of Kentucky, Scott was named “Drummer of the Year”. After graduating, Scott moved to Atlanta where he became an in demand artist.

A prolific musician, visual artist, and educator; Scott was best known as the drummer for the Derek Truck Band where he not only played percussion and drums; he also, helped to write some of the band’s songs. He was also a band leader and played with the Royal Southern Brotherhood.

An in demand artist, Scott also performed with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr, Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce Hamton, Jimmy Herring, The Allman Brothers Band, John Scofield, Larry Keel, and Chuck Berry; as well as, many other musicians.

No list of survivors was given.

Yonrico Scott discography:

Be in My World”
“Quest of the Big Drum”
“Only a Smile”
“Life of a Dreamer”

feature photo credit: By Candace Horgan –, CC BY 2.0,