Music in the Garden: Scoot & Marlena Horton
“Old Punks Don’t Die, They Go Country” is not only a line in one of Scoot Horton’s songs, but it describes Scoot as well. After spending 20 years playing and touring in various punk bands, Scoot unplugged his guitar and went acoustic, releasing his debut CD “Six 2 Seven” to positive reviews in 2015. Scoot spent much time in the New York City Hardcore Punk scene and some of that influence naturally comes out in songs like “Life and Hope” and “Bank Man.” And people have noticed. He has been described as the Sex Pistols meet Woody Guthrie. Which makes sense because Scoot’s influences are Bob Dylan, Johnny Rotten, Joe Strummer, and the Carter Family.
Marlena holds a Masters in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. She has worked as a Music Educator for over 23 years, working in New York State Public Schools. Through the years, Marlena has produced and performed in many fundraisers for various charities and currently serves on the United Nations NGO Committee on Children’s Rights. Marlena played keyboard and sang back up with The Max Graham Band throughout Manhattan in clubs such as The Bitter End, The Red Lion, and the Living Room. Marlena is thrilled to be working side by side with her man, Scoot Horton, singing covers and Scoot Horton originals.