Ledfoot is probably the best solo liveperformer you will ever see. Well known from the legendary band The Havalinas, Ledfoot has developed his own solo style with only his 12 string guitar and foot stomps. But sure – nothing more is needed!
Here is his fascinating story:
LEDFOOT a.k.a. Tim Scott McConnell was born in a trailerpark in Florida 1958. He was son of a boilermaker who moved around to different jobs. So Tim went to an average of two schools a year while he grew up.
At the age of 15 he started to play biker bars around Florida and moved to New York when he was 17. He played all the underground clubs in NY such as. legendary Cbgb’s, Max’s Kansas City and Mud club.
In 1979 he joined the band The Rockats and signed a deal with Island Records and toured around USA in the next 5 years. The album came out on Island Records in 1981.
In 1983 he went solo and signed his first deal with Sire Records where he released “Swear” in 1983. He then signed to Geffen Records where he released “High Lonesome Sound” in 1987.
In 1989 he started The Havalinas with Smutty Smiff (Rockats, 13kats) and Chalo Quitana (Cruzados, Bob Dylan, Social Distortion). The band signed to Elektra after a bidding war between the major companies and released “The Havalinas” in 1990. They toured around USA extensively and did support gigs for Bob Dylan, Chris Isaak and Tina Turner. The band also made Tim well known in Europe as they did 3 tours around Europe. In 1993 Tim Scott moved to Norway and the bands only release on Electra became their first album.
In Norway Tim signed with Warner Music who released the album ”Deceivers and Believers” in 1994. This album gave Tim heavy radioplay in Norway. In 1996 he did an album on Waterfall Records, the same year as Bruce Springsteen recorded Tim Scott´s song ”High Hopes” on the Bloodbrothers EP and DVD.
Since then Tim has done two albums, one with an acoustic swing-jazz concept called MoMacTrio and a solo record released in 1995 titled “13.songs”.
The last two years Tim has developed as a guitarist and his new concept is called Ledfoot. Ledfoot because there is nothing more here than Tim on 12 string guitar and ”stomp” and some great songs! The album ”The Devils Songbook” was released Autumn 2008, and a new Ledfoot album was released in Scandinavia Autumn 2010. Release in other territories of this new CD is planned for start of 2011.
The new album “Damned” is special in several ways, Ledfoot has released a double album for single album price. One CD called “Damned if I don´t” is recorded with only Ledfoot and his 12 string Taylor guitar and stomp. The other CD “Damned if I do” are the same songs recorded with legendary guitarplayer Ronni Le Tekro and Ledfoot together with some band mates.
On digital all the 24 songs are in the download file. The album has got raving reviews in Norway.