Scott Thurston Mini Biography

date of birth: 10 January 1952
place of birth: Oregon

Raised in Medford, Oregon, Scott started out exclusively as a session musician and has played with Jackson Browne (1985 to 1992), The Cult (1991), Melissa Etheridge, Glenn Frey, Hokus Pokus, Iggy Pop And The Stooges (from 1973 till the end, once again with Iggy Pop in 1979), Jump, Mary Karlzen, Nils Lofgren, The Motels, New Order, Bonnie Raitt, Kimm Rogers and John Trudell, to name a few. Scott later became an accomplished songwriter, penning tunes for (and sometimes with) Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, and The Motels.

Former guitarist James Williamson of Iggy Pop And The Stooges siad of Scott, "He’s a very talented guy. He’s a very good guitar player and a very good keyboard guy. He’s just a very good musician."

Tom Petty also noticed Scott’s abilities, so much so that he asked Scott to join the band for their Touring The Great Wide Open tour in 1991, which turned into a permanent spot for Scott in the band’s lineup. He has been a vital part of the band ever since then. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays acoustic, electric and bass guitar; lap steel guitar; ukulele; harmonica; keyboards; and since Howie Epstein’s death, he exclusively sings harmony vocals.