American singer-songwriter Ledfoot aka Tim Scott McConnell has released a music video for the new single Take Away the Hurt, which was released on February 5th, 2021 via TBC Records. You can watch the clip below!
Ledfoot recently won a Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) in the blues class for his latest album White Crow. Leedfoot has developed his own playing style using a twelve string guitar with extra thick strings, steel plates and brass slide, often accompanied by stomp-box. In addition to four albums as Ledfoot, he has released several solo albums under his full name, played in The Havalinas, been covered by Bruce Springsteen (on the song High Hopes) and played in the NRK series Exit.
Ledfoot has been touring, performing and releasing records for over forty years with bands such as The Rockats and The Havalinas and has released numerous solo records. His collaboration with TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø last year, A Death Divine (TBC) reached the number twenty eight position on Sentinel Daily‘s Top One Hundred Albums of 2020 poll.
Tim Scott McConnell started touring at the age of fifteen. He got his first recording contract with Sire Records in 1982. In 1985 he was signed to Geffen Records and recorded the album High Lonesome Sound.
McConnell founded the band The Havalinas in 1989 with Smutty Smiff and Chalo Quitana, and they released their debut album on Elektra in 1990. The band achieved a great success and soon toured as support for Bob Dylan on the Oh Mercy world tour, as well as with Chris Isaak, Tina Turner and Crowded House to name a few.
In 1993, after heavy touring, Tim Scott McConnell moved to Norway, where he signed a deal with Warner Music and released the album Deceivers and Believers under his own name in 1994. The album Everywhere I’ve Been was released in 1997. In 2002 he signed with Farmen and released the self-titled band project The MoMac Trio in 2002, followed by the solo album 13 Songs in 2005.
In 1996, Bruce Springsteen first recorded McConnell’s song High Hopes, originally recorded for the Havalinas album, as a b-side for a single. Later, in 2014, Springsteen recorded the song again, this time as the title track for his 2014 studio album. The album reached number one in more than ten countries, including USA and the UK.
Tim’s alter ego Ledfoot came into being in 2006 and defined his music as Gothic Blues, using heavy strings on a twelve string guitar in open tunings and a pair of stomp boxes. In this incarnation he has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S. As Ledfoot, he has released four records to critical acclaim – The Devils Songbook, Damned, Gothic Blues Volume One and his newest release White Crow which was awarded the Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy) 2019 in the blues category. Ledfoot’s next album, Black Valley is set to be released in late February 2021.