Artist: Jason Scott & The High Heat
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Latest Album: Castle Rock
Rejected Band Names: Dad Behavior, The Big City, The High Diamonds
Which artist has influenced you the most … and how?
Tough question, but probably John Prine. He can really put a song together. I love how simply he weaves his words. It’s hard to write simply, nobody does it better than John to me.
What’s your favorite memory from being on stage?
We played the Tower Theatre in July of 2021, a bunch of our friends were in attendance, and the energy was just incredible. We shot a video and released a couple songs from that night, it was that special to us.
What’s the toughest time you ever had writing a song?
I think “Sleepin’ Easy” was the toughest on this latest record. It took several years to write, probably because I had to go through more shit before I could finish it. I think I’ve got several other verses for it somewhere. It can probably be rewritten a million times.
If you had to write a mission statement for your career, what would it be?
Just keep working, and asking questions. I’m learning every day, and that’s largely due to the company I hang around. Hopefully I can keep that going, and we all make it haha!
Since food and music go so well together, what is your dream pairing of a meal and a musician?
The garlic chicken at El Siboney with John Prine, RIP. I’m sure I speak for most when I say we miss the hell out of you. That’d be a pretty amazing night, especially with good friends and family.
Photo Credit: Brittany Phillips