Mention the name Scotty Bratcher around southwest Ohio and almost immediately you see folks eyes light up as they begin to tell you the story of how they were blown away by a 14 year old Bratcher! Now, at the age of 27, Bratcher continues his assault on the local Blues scene and is most definitely one of Ohio’s rising stars!
In 2013, Bratcher released his 3rd, full-length CD entitled “All and Nothing More” that features Southern Rock royalty, the legendary Jimmy Hall, of Wet Willie fame. The album is a must have for fans that like their Blues with a little southern fried flair!
Like many aspiring Blues greats, Bratcher was greatly influenced and inspired by the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bratcher has drawn many comparisons over the years though, from Vaughan to Warren Haynes, yet he has found a way to carve out a style all his own.
Scotty’s second album “Put Your Mind at Ease” is a classic, and it features my favorite Bratcher tune called “Ready for Rain.” When I had the opportunity to hang with Scotty a couple of years ago, he wowed me with an acoustic version of that tune that gives me chills to this day!
Bratcher has an “All and Nothing More” approach when it comes to performing live! He is a top notch entertainer with stage presence that is second to none, but it’s his lightning fast fret work that always lures my attention.
At Oddbody’s Dayton Blues Showcase, Bratcher and his band mates were on fire serving up an incredible set that included plenty of Bratcher originals, but the highlight of the evening was the band’s take on some rock & roll classics. The guys unleashed some bad-ass rock & roll on the Oddbody’s crowd with an instrumental medley that began with the James Gang’s “Funk 49” and smoothly transitioned into a collection of Jimmy Page riffs that left the audience in awe!
Scotty Bratcher has been leaving crowds speechless for well over a decade, and if you love music, you owe it to yourself to see what all the ruckus is about!
The Scotty Bratcher Band’s summer schedule takes the band to New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland before heading back to the Buckeye state. On Thursday, July 23 the Scotty Bratcher Band is in Hamilton at the RiversEDGE Amphitheater with Dayton’s Miss Lisa & Company, and you can also catch the guys at the much anticipated Eatonic Music Fest on Friday, September 4 featuring The Noah Wotherspoon Band, Ira Stanley & Dixie Peach, and the great Buddy Guy and many more.