A mix of Kings of Leon, Coldplay, and a hint of classic rock, Abraham, fronted by Scott Abraham, is a group determined to bring back the essence of creative and independent rock. Previously, Scott Abraham was a full-time musician in original bands and a session guitarist. He has toured internationally and has performed for or opened for Taylor Swift, Willy Nelson, Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, and more. Most recently Abraham was a featured-on Greyson Chance’s 2019 album release “Portraits”. His current single, Stay With Me” was released in advance of his upcoming full-length album.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it. There were 2 distinct moments that got me started with music. 1. When my parents, who are both family therapists, split up and I needed to "share my feelings" but didn't want to talk about it... 2. Discovering the sunburst f-holed semi-hollow body guitar under my bed was my uncle's (who I am named after) who drowned when he was 16. I felt like his legacy was in that instrument and it is my heritage to rock on for him. Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?What has been the high point of your music path?
I signed a 10-song recording contract with a 7-time Grammy winning producer/manager. They messed with my head, made me believe my music wasn't worth listening to, and emptied my savings account from years of playing gigs.
What has been the high-point of your music path? We keep going up so I can't really say... So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? When I land on an idea that links two musical elements together, melody with chords, or lyrics with melody etc.. then I know I'm onto something. I typically like to focus on writing the chorus first and then build out the story in the verses from there.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be? Monetizing recorded music. I also think that the more time someone spends on social media, their fashion statement, etc.. the less energy and effort they are putting into creating the best art possible. We've played a lot of shows with shitty bands that had followings because the guys/girls were great net-workers and we've played with amazing artists who locked themselves in a closet to create when not on stage... If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why? Maybe Kings of Leon, I think our music and their's would appeal to a similar audience. For my own personal satisfaction I'd love to play with Van Halen or Jimi Hendrix (resurrected).
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show? We have 2 types of rehearsals. 1. Jam/creative ones that, at least in the state of Massachusetts, usually involve legal adult substances. 2. Focused "right brain" show preparation. Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! "Stay With Me" - I wrote this back in 2013 and then as I was in the production process Sam Smith came out with his own "Stay With Me"... It wasn't as if he created the idea either; lots of others have songs with that title including Rod Stewart... Long story short I waited it out for years and rewrites etc.. and finally put it out in 2019! What's coming up in the future? We have 3 new videos coming out and intend to keep releasing a single each month in perpetuity. The plan is to keep going until our music is jamming in every flying saucer floating in the Milky Way. Tell us where fans can access your music? Hound Dog
Stay With Me Youtube - 'Look What You Made Me Do'