Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"The Luckiest" - Ben Folds - Kurt Scobie [Cover]

I figured I was due for a Folds cover. People often ask if I listened to Ben Folds a lot growing up. But, he's actually not much of an influence for me. This might surprise you, but up until a few years ago the only Ben Folds song I had ever heard, was "Brick". Thankfully, someone pointed me to more of his music. This month's cover song is one of my favorites to play.

So here you have it. My cover of "The Luckiest". Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"The Wake" (Single) - Kurt Scobie [Original]

My new tune "The Wake" hit iTunes today! I am very excited about this release and for what is to come. I wrote this song as I was thinking about the issue of human trafficking and those enslaved in the sex-trade industry. There are some heartbreaking stories and statistics out there and I wanted to send a message to these victims that there is HOPE. That they are not alone. I believe that there is a rescuer for each one of us no matter what we are a prisoner to. This song is about getting free from everything that is holding us down.

I hope you enjoy this special song. This video is from my release show which was also a benefit for As Our Own. The funds raised from this show were given so that women and children in India can recover from a life in slavery.

Thanks for watching!


P.S. You can buy the song (iTunes) here: http://bit.ly/ntHlQQ

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Script - Breakeven - Kurt Scobie [cover]

A new (ish) band on the scene, The Script, came out with "Breakeven" in 2008 and this tune has become a favorite of mine to play at shows.

When the GroupEase team at Kennesaw State asked me to do a series of cover videos, I knew that this song would be in the mix.

So here you are. Round two of the monthly cover videos from yours truly. Thanks for checking out the Kurt Scobie Blog!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

God Gave Me You - Kurt Scobie [Cover]

One of my favorite artists, Dave Barnes, released a song called "God Gave Me You" on his "What We Want, What We Get" album (2010). It is a well-crafted song and has gained quite a bit of attention. Country star (and judge on NBC's "The Voice") Blake Shelton just released his version of this song on his "Red River Blue" album (2011). "God Gave Me You" has become a favorite of mine and I thought it would be a good one to kick-off my cover-song-a-month video series.

If you get a chance, you should check out Dave Barnes' music AND his YouTube videos. He's hilarious. You'll like him. But first, I hope you'll enjoy my rendition of "God Gave Me You"

Thanks to the "GroupEase" team from the Music Business program at Kennesaw State University for helping me with this project. They will be working with me to bring you a new video each month on my blog. I hope you like it, and will share with your friends.


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The KS Monthly Email Update

My July 2011 email update will be the most exciting update I have ever sent.


If you haven't signed up (and downloaded the FREE song) yet, you definitely do not want to miss this one.

Once a month I send an email about all things music happening in my world. My email subscribers are the FIRST to hear about new shows, tours, songs, albums and special events. I occasionally include an extra special free download as well!

If you have been following me and supporting my music for a while but have not yet signed up, I hope you will. Those who subscribe to my email updates I consider my greatest supporters and friends.

So, seal the deal! Sign up today and prepare yourself for some exciting news! The email will be going out JULY 5TH.


Saturday, April 23, 2011


My last few trips have had a lot of it.

I recently toured with Sarah Peacock to Philly and Pittsburgh where we had non-stop precipitation. And now, St. Louis is giving me the same attitude. Meanwhile, I saw on the news this morning that Texas is in for one of the worst dry seasons in a long time. Crazy. Thankfully, I didn't fly to St. Louis for this trip because the airport is shut down. Yup. Closed. A tornado ripped the roof off of one of the terminals last night. Oh, and there were baseball-sized hailstones falling. Thankfully, I was inside.

I have much to be thankful for these days. Here's a quick (and incomplete) list:

-Supportive and wise friends
-The opportunity and ability to help people who need help
-A bank account not in the red
-Time on the road, meeting new and cool people
-The opportunity to reach new people with my music
-A Square card reader (I'm a geek, but it's just freakin' awesome)
-A cell phone to keep in touch with family & friends
-An understanding and respectful wife who just GETS me

I could keep going. I should keep going. It is good to realize and write down all that you have been blessed with. Especially those "opportunities" that feel more like inconveniences.

In all honesty, I put that last one on the list reluctantly. It is difficult when going through a time of growth to count what is growing you as a blessing. Rain is wet and cold and makes the world all gray and... bleh! Not to mention the havoc it causes when driving through D.C. (turning a 5.5 hour trip from Richmond to Philly into a 7.5 hour trip). Not exactly the kind of "blessing" we pray for.

But, I forget about the renewal that comes with the rain. I forget about the growth that it brings. Even destructive tornados and flooding can wash away the old to make way for the new. Yes, it's hard. Even devastating. But, when the storms clear it's time to rebuild. Communities come together and often grow closer and stronger after disasters strike.

On the news this morning, while showing all of the storm damage here in St. Louis, they were saying that NO ONE was killed in the storms. No one! Buildings can be rebuilt. Cars can be repaired. Human life is more fragile. And important. No one was killed - THAT is something to be thankful for.

I have been listening to Sara Bareilles a lot lately. Fanatically. Maybe even a little unhealthily. Her song "Let the Rain" says this:
"And I always felt it before
that the world was filled with much more
than the drowning soul I've learned to be
I just need the rain to remind me"
For me, rain is a reminder. Of growth. Of renewal. Of new life. It reminds me that even though my circumstances seem dreary, there is a better version of myself on the other side of this rainy day.

What "rainy" circumstance are YOU thankful for?