Elevator Man by acclaimed blues guitarist and Oklahoma Blues Hall of Famer Scott Ellison was produced by Walt Richmond (Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt). The CD features backing vocals by the legendary Marcy Levy, who spent years lending her sweet-and-sassy voice to tours by Clapton, Leon Russell and Bob Seger (that’s Levy you hear harmonizing on Clapton’s recording of “Lay Down Sally,” which she also co-wrote).
Scott Ellison is a Tulsa-based guitarist who has been performing since the 1970s. Having been brought up in America’s heartland, he developed a laid-back style of playing tempered by an uncanny ability to be feisty and fiery when the song calls for it. His instrumental versatility led to stints with long-running rock, soul and R&B acts such as the Box Tops, the Shirelles, the Coasters, and Peaches & Herb. In the ’90s and 2000s, he began his own recording career, which has included such well-received blues as Ice Storm (2008) and Walkin’ Through The Fire (2012).
His songs have been featured in TV shows and films such as Reindeer Games (starring Ben Affleck) and, in 2013, Homefront (James Franco and Winona Ryder) with his wry, hot-blooded shuffle “Jesus Loves Me (Baby Why Don’t You),” one of the 13 self-composed tracks on Elevator Man. Website