Beverly Jo Scott

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Beverly Jo Scott
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Background information
Born (1959-05-15) May 15, 1959 (age 59)
Deer Park, Alabama, United States
GenresRock, blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1991–present
LabelsDixiefrog
Website bjscott.com

Beverly Jo Scott (born May 15, 1959), also known as B. J. Scott, is an American-born singer-songwriter living in Brussels, Belgium. [1] [2]

Brussels Capital region of Belgium

Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region. Brussels is the most densely populated and the richest region in Belgium in terms of GDP per capita. It covers 161 km2 (62 sq mi), a relatively small area compared to the two other regions, and has a population of 1.2 million. The metropolitan area of Brussels counts over 2.1 million people, which makes it the largest in Belgium. It is also part of a large conurbation extending towards Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Walloon Brabant, home to over 5 million people.

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Biography

Born in Deer Park, Alabama, Beverly Jo Scott grew up nearby in Bay Minette, where, as a teen, she began singing.

Deer Park, Alabama Ghost Town in Alabama, United States

Deer Park is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Washington County, Alabama, United States. Although a ghost town by 1966 it had a population of 188 at the 2010 census. Deer Park is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south-southwest of Chatom. Deer Park has a post office with ZIP code 36529.

Bay Minette, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,044. The city is the county seat of Baldwin County.

She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, then to California and, ultimately, in 1982, to Europe after a trip to Brussels, Belgium, resulted in her living there. [1]

Music career

In Europe, she has regularly performed in France and Germany at festivals and large music halls. She has been developing Planet Janis, a tribute show to the late Janis Joplin. Another project she's developed is "Swamp Cabaret," a one-woman multimedia show focusing on the Gulf Coast. [3]

Janis Joplin American singer and songwriter

Janis Lyn Joplin was an American rock, soul, and blues singer and songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts.

Gulf Coast of the United States Coastline in the United States

The Gulf Coast of the United States is the coastline along the Southern United States where they meet the Gulf of Mexico. The coastal states that have a shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, and these are known as the Gulf States.

In June 2011, after living 30 years abroad, Scott performed in her home state at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Alabama, as part of a "Live at Space" concert series. [4]

Saenger Theatre (Mobile, Alabama) theater in the Lower Dauphin Street Historic District in Mobile, Alabama

The Saenger Theatre is a historic theater and contributing building to the Lower Dauphin Street Historic District in Mobile, Alabama. It was dedicated in January 1927 and has witnessed thousands of performers, acts, ballets and musicals throughout its history. The Saenger Theatre is a Mobile landmark, known for its architecture and ties to local cultural history. The theater has been completely renovated in recent years and now boasts an upgraded electrical system, VIP facilities, new stage rigging and a state-of-the-art sound system. It is the official home of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and also serves as the venue for movie festivals, concerts, lectures and special events.

Mobile, Alabama City in Alabama, United States

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. The population within the city limits was 195,111 as of the 2010 United States Census, making it the third most populous city in Alabama, the most populous in Mobile County, and the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

In September 2011, Chickfest's featured artists included Scott, who Press-Register Entertainment described as building "a thriving career in Belgium over the last three decades, but maintains a legion of fans back home, thanks to the earthy passion of her music." [5]

She co-wrote "Rhythm Inside" with Loïc Nottet who represented Belgium with the song in Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Radio and television work

Scott began serving as a judge on The Voice Belgique , the French-speaking Belgian version of the singing competition franchise The Voice , in November 2011. [2] She works also for Classic 21, a French-speaking radio programme, which is broadcast from Brussels, on Sundays.

Discography

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References

  1. 1 2 "Interviews: Beverly Jo Scott". Frontstage. The Belgian Pop and Rock Archives. July 1999. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Les Coachs". The Voice Belgique. Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF). Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. Press-Register Entertainment, "Intimate 'Live at Space' concert series presents Beverly Jo Scott on Friday," June 7, 2011
  4. The Orange Beach Community Website, "Beverly Jo Scott in Concert – June 10th" Archived August 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. Press-Register Entertainment, "Chickfest, a celebration of women's voices," September 19, 2011