Scott Helland -Guitarmy of One

Scott Helland creates melodic, euphoric acoustic guitar instrumentals rooted in the realms of folk, alternative and world. His eclectic musical past, keen melodic sense, live looping technique, energetic showmanship and tasteful use of guitar effects creates a compelling soundscape. Helland has been a featured performer at the Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey, AnimeMidwest in Illinois, Motor City Steam Con in Michigan and at numerous events around the U.S.
“Helland is yet another accomplished ex-punk who has made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks.” Jack Rabid, BigTakeOver Magazine.
Currently he is the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based duo, Frenchy and the Punk, a popular attraction in the indie cabaret, steampunk and faerie festival scenes with singer Samantha Stephenson. In the eighties he was also a member of the infamous Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, (which included Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow,) and Outpatients. He has been writing, recording and performing music since his early teens. He has over 25 recordings out including 7 solo CDs. Helland also released his art book Feast, a collection of over 50 pen and ink drawings in 2015.
“Scott Helland is a commanding acoustic guitarist, creating stimulating, passionate instrumentals that may cause little flowers to bloom in your heart” Chronogram Magazine

Sun Sept 24 – Big Top – 2.15pm

Scott’s performance is included in the Sunday Day Pass or the Weekend Day Pass.