Scout Gillett is a talented musician hailing from Independence, Missouri. However, she currently calls Brooklyn home and has spent the past five years making a name for herself in the New York indie rock scene.
Gillett has a strong work ethic, having worked since the age of 15 and building up a impressive resume. Her journey as a musician began when she started covering songs by her mentor, Sharon Van Etten. After a year and a half of playing guitar, Gillett began writing her own material and reached out to Van Etten over Instagram to send her a demo. Much to her surprise, Van Etten responded with a message saying, "This is gorgeous. If you ever come to New York, let's get lunch."
Gillett took Van Etten up on her offer and moved to New York to pursue her music career. She played guitar and sang in bands such as Shadow Year, and even started her own booking company, Road Dog Booking. However, her time in New York hasn't always been easy. Gillett has faced tragedy, including the accidental overdose of the first person she dated in the city. This experience led her to become involved with Narcan training and work with nonprofits to help others overcome addiction.
Despite these challenges, Gillett has persevered and recently released her debut album, "No Roof No Floor," on Captured Tracks. The album was produced by Nick Kinsey and recorded in a barn in upstate New York with the doors wide open. It features classic indie and guitar-driven elements, as well as Americana instrumentation inspired by Gillett's Midwestern roots.