Scott Joss – How Far to Jordan2 min read
Scott Joss – A Stranger, A Friend
We fell in love with some of the Strangers during Kris Kristofferson’s Euro tour earlier this year. Now one of the Strangers, the charming Scott Joss is treating fans to an album of his own. Pssst.. You’ll hear Kris Kristofferson on a couple of the tracks.
How Far to Jordan
Question or statement of fact – Too many of us have had too many reasons to think, whisper, mutter or scream a string of words like this.
Songwriters (the good ones) have always helped us make sense of the things that matter most in our lives. The right song at the right time puts us on the spot or blows us away.
Love & choices are priorities for people with heart. Ok, they’re priorities for the more mature amongst us, too. The title track is Scott Joss’ first gospel song. How Far to Jordan weighs in on deeply personal issues – the sort Kris has never shied away from. It’s fitting that he chose to join Scott on this title track.
A universal song for the universal songman. It’s about everyone who takes the stage and gives all they have…night after night. People like Kris, Scott & Merle …
Footlights is a Merle Haggard song.
Kris joins Scott on this track as a touching and genuine tribute to the man we know as “The Hag” – & they know as a well-loved & sorely missed friend.
Kris has shown his love & support for Merle many times over the years. Scott says that he, “knew (Merle Haggard) as a major guiding force in his (own) musical journey.”
Three men, one song. Two perform, one speaks through his music.
Scott says he included a couple of Freddy Powers tunes because, “without his influence and love things, for me, would probably not worked out as well as they have…”
The others are all Scott Joss songs. I cannot wait to hear them.
The album will be available on Spotify & other streaming sites soon. The website is almost ready & we’ll let you know when it’s live.
Scott has got boxes of CDs & a little travelling rig. He hopes you’ll buy a disc & come & see him when he’s out your way.
Update: Scott’s site is now up & running here
Facebook Group is here
Credit: Pictures are copyright Tina Stapelfeldt, except the album cover.
15 thoughts on “Scott Joss – How Far to Jordan”
Heard Scott sing a solo during Merle Haggard show in Chico ca maybe 5 years ago . It was outstanding! Wish I could recall the song and get a recording of Scott’s version.!!!!
Hi John, I will see if I can find out more for you.
Scott is one very talented person. We got to see him with Merle, many times. He always took time to visit with us.
Hi Bill, thank you for the smile. I’ll pass this on to Lisa and Carol – and I know that Scott will enjoy the great feedback. D
WE love Scott too!!! Come visit us at his fan page on Facebook – Scott Joss Fan Appreciation Group! It’s Scott’s official page and he pops in quite frequently and I know he reads all the comments and enjoys reconnecting with those who have been faithful fans for so many years.
Love it brother Scott, been a fan for years and this work captures the real you! Thanks for the love that you have put into this cd! It shows!
Thanks for your kind comment. I will pass this on to his fan group, too 🙂
Ronnie! If you’re on FB, come join us on Scott’s fanpage — Scott Joss Fan Appreciation Group — It’s so nice to share memories and stories with the fans – old and new alike! You just never know what is going to pop up! 🙂
Fine article, Donna 🙂 Congrats to Scott! Can we hear his fiddle on the album?
I hope so. I haven’t heard it yet 🙂 Your pics in the article are great. Imagine, when you took them we never imagined there would be an album ..
Yes, my fiddle is all over it! Thanks for asking!
Yiipppeeeee! (As they say in Oxford!)
Donna, Judy and I are sittin’ at one of our favorite breakfast places and just read this touching article…I am humbled and flattered by what you wrote…we both shed a few tears of gratitude and are amazed that anyone would care enough to say what you said here…thank you, so much…Scott Joss
Hi Scott, truly an honour …
Hi Scott since the first that I had any inkling of the lovely Donna Scott I have personally witnessed the kindness of spirit that is prevalent in her every action. I write a song or a poem here and there and she made an epic of each through her own online mag . . . by her own writing talent. She is selfless in her efforts and giving in all she writes and humble to the last but a very astute lady in recognising and appreciating the genius of creative writers talented musicians and genuine artists such as Kris Merle Scott Joss Chris Gantry Tom Ghent and sees a genuine article for what it is and who they are . . . It warms my heart and others I’m sure to see those she admires warmed by her efforts also. Keep the fiddle burning brother and the lyrics flowing and the big heart wide open Hope to see ya in Cork Marquee . . .