Watuaga Miner (WAVE FILE)

Mike Scott

Recording artist, Mike Scott, just released an original instrumental single and video honoring his grandfather, Anthon Scott who was from Mike’s hometown Watauga, Tennessee. His grandfather also played the banjo and later died of Black Lung from working in the coal mines of West Virginia and throughout the region. Most of the original props & artifacts seen in the video, were the actual items that belonged to him. Videographer Stephen Rosney (Rosney Media / Ireland) came to Nashville to shoot the video and captured this deep-rooted history that Mike has from his family heritage. At the closing of the video you see “Anthon” reading his Bible after a hard day of work in the mines. Before his passing, his grandfather gave land for the building of a new church near the family homeplace. This is a special tribute to Mike’s grandfather whom he has long admired but never met.

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Watuaga Miner (MP3 FILE)

Mike Scott

Recording artist, Mike Scott, just released an original instrumental single and video honoring his grandfather, Anthon Scott who was from Mike’s hometown Watauga, Tennessee. His grandfather also played the banjo and later died of Black Lung from working in the coal mines of West Virginia and throughout the region. Most of the original props & artifacts seen in the video, were the actual items that belonged to him. Videographer Stephen Rosney (Rosney Media / Ireland) came to Nashville to shoot the video and captured this deep-rooted history that Mike has from his family heritage. At the closing of the video you see “Anthon” reading his Bible after a hard day of work in the mines. Before his passing, his grandfather gave land for the building of a new church near the family homeplace. This is a special tribute to Mike’s grandfather whom he has long admired but never met.

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A Special thanks for this CD:  Thanks to all the great musicians on this recording: Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Glen Duncan (Fiddle), Eddie Miller (Mandolin), Scott Houston(Guitar), and Terry Eldridge (Bass).  To My wife Brenda and our family, Tyler and Jenna, Anthony and Betsy, our grandkids Taylor, Tori, and Aiden.  Thank you for your love and support.  Thanks to my Mom & Dad, Virgil & Nell Scott for all their support throughout the years.  I love you both and miss you Dad. Thanks to my grandfather Anthon Scott, who settled in our small East Tennessee hometown of Watauga, Tennessee.  I appreciate your music heritage of playing banjo and working hard in the coal mines to support your family. I really wish I could have known you and had an opportunity to pick banjos with you.   

 A Special thanks for the Video: (Available on YouTube… Mike Scott’s “Watauga Miner” and on Mike’s Website: www.mikescottmusic.com) Thanks to my wife Brenda Marshall Scott, Helen Rosney and Jewel Briggs (Makeup), Ron Wright, Jim Briggs and Jesse Marshall (Coal Miners), Jed Clark, Julian Pinelli, Tim Carter, Ian O’Bryant, and Heath VanWinkle (Video Musicians).  A very special thanks to my buddy and dear friend Stephen Rosney of Rosney Media (Ireland) for  bringing the tune to life and capturing the deep roots of my heritage from my grandfather, Anthon Scott…the true “Watauga Miner!”