Scott Parsons is a multi-disciplined Island musician who has consistently utilized his accomplishments to enrich both himself and his community. His involvement with theatre, film, radio and television has sparked an artistic creativity that carries over to his work with disabled and high-priority youth.
Scott’s body of work spans nearly five decades and he has played too many benefits, bars and small venues to be named. His folk festival appearances have included the Mariposa Folk Festival (Toronto), Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, the Islands Folk Festival (Vancouver Island), Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Deep Roots Festival (Wolfville, NS), the Wymarsh Festival (Ontario), Seattle Folklife Fair, Montreal Celtic Festival, Gene MacLellan Song Festival (PEI), PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Stan Rogers Festival.
He has done two extensive tours of Switzerland and has played across Canada, the U.S., England, Wales, Scotland and the Orkney Islands. He has opened for Blue Rodeo, Jesse Winchester, backed up the infamous Daisy Debolt and was bass player for Gene MacLellan. He was also honored to do a concert at Metro Detroit’s “Gilda’s Club,” dedicated to comedian Gilda Radner.
Throughout his career, Scott has been more than willing to donate his time and energy to his community. He has played at many benefits for individuals and organizations and performed at citizenship ceremonies for the province of PEI and the government of Canada.
Mere meters from the shore is PEI’s oldest continuously operating theater, Souris Show Hall, where acclaimed Winnipeg folk-duo ‘The New Customs’ joins Island staple Scott Parsons…