Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from San Francisco. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life received great reviews in the US and abroad which led to his first European tour in 2019.
As a producer his worked includes the critically acclaimed “Blanket The Homeless” benefit compilation which featured Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito. In 2020, Mickelson released Drowning In An Inflatable Pool. Mickelson was forced to cancel his tours due to Covid but the record still received rave reviews in the U.S. and Europe. The first single, “Jagged Tooth” was accompanied by a fantastic animated video. Last November, he released “UNarmed American” the first video/single from the forthcoming full-length Known To Be Unknown. It premiered on Americana U.K. and led to his invitation to The Mavericks Festival in the U.K.
Mickelson has appeared in NPR Radio, Huffington Post, CBS Morning Show, No Depression, Glide Magazine, Paste Magazine, PopMatters, TheBayBridged, Alternative Press Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mix Magazine etc. He also gained national recognition after winning a band search contest sponsored by MTV/7-Up with a prize of $15,000 and a song in the feature film Along The Way.
“Blends Americana melodies with punchy post-punk swagger and a lyrical self-deprecation that channels the wit and attitude of Elvis Costello…. With hints of Bowie’s eclectic pop eccentricities and The Plimsouls’ rhythmic malleability, the track draws out his innate understanding of genre deconstruction and adaptation.” - BEATS PER MINUTE (UK)“
“Mickelson unveils his most politically charged work to date with 'Drowning In An Inflatable Pool'. It’s an album rooted in a collective frustration about the mismanagement of our country by this Trump administration.” - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Mickelson offers fervently emotive vocals and melodic precision that reminds the ears of Steve Earle and Todd Snider. - GLIDE MAGAZINE