In preparation for the release of their new album, "One More Chance to Play", Modlin & Scott have performed on bills with some of the best songwriters in the business. In recent weeks, in venues ranging from Central Indiana to Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, the songwriting duo have been very encouraged by the audience response to the material on the new release.
Modlin & Scott are storytelling songwriters who focus on intricate guitar parts and vocal harmonies to tell stories about real life. Both are former award-winning journalists. "One More Chance to Play" includes session work with several outstanding musicians from the region, including Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters, Curtis Burch of the legendary New Grass Revival, Will Thomas Huston of the Carmonas, and tin whistle specialist Skip Cleavinger. Scott says the contributions of those musicians "really helped to convey the feeling we were after on the songs".
Modlin says the duo was very fortunate to have their album mastered in Nashville by noted engineer Jim DeMain, who has mastered projects for artists ranging from Alison Krauss to Poco and Billy Joe Shaver. "When we got the chance to work with someone of Jim's stature in the business, naturally we jumped at it."
The album contains 13 original songs, including "The American Dream", "Jack McCall Revisited", "Jean and the River", "Whiskey and Moonshine", and several other songs that the duo have performed in the region and on TV appearances. "One More Chance to Play" is on the 700 West label and is available in the Bowling Green area at Gallery 916 and Mellow Matt's Music & More. It can also be obtained online through CD Baby.