Scott MacKay was raised in a house that straddles the line between city and country, with farmland in the back and a view of the city lights in front. If a place has any influence on an artist, then this may be where MacKay began to develop his attraction to contrast. Since the release of MacKay’s most recent offering “Twin” he has been dedicating much of his time on writing, and in doing so has found himself creating songs that are very much antithetical to what he has done in the past. Songs that do not evoke teardrops but rather smiles. Songs that make you think while wearing a grin.
Musically he has reached back into the era of Classic Country music and has borrowed stylings from the artists he admires such as Hank Williams, Walt Whitman, & Shel Silverstein.