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Scott Bomar

Scott Bomar

Music composer, performer and producer Scott Bomar, who wrote, produced and engineered more than a dozen albums, feature films and television series, won the 2005 Sundance Film Festival American Dramatic Audience Award for his compelling score for HUSTLE & FLOW. It was the second time he served as composer on a feature film. And for the second time he is collaborating with the filmmakers of HUSTLE & FLOW on Paramount Vantage's BLACK SNAKE MOAN.

He composed the score for TEENAGE TUPELO in which his R&B instrumental band Impala performed. Impala's version of the Henry Mancini theme Experiment in Terror is also featured in the George Clooney film CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND. In 2003, Bomar was musical director for a segment of Martin Scorsese's PBS series, THE BLUES.

This year Bomar can be seen as the subject of an episode in the new BET series THE MUSICMAKERS. He will perform at London's Barbican Center as part of the It Came From Memphis series. And, for the fourth year in a row Bomar was bandleader for the New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp, a three-day festival hailed as the real deal by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart.

He is producing a follow-up to the hit The Royal Sessions, a recording by the Bo-Keys, a soul-infused instrumental group he formed in the late '90s featuring veterans from Stax Records, including Isaac Hayes' sidemen Charles Skip Pitts and Willie Hall, who backed the Blues Brothers in concert and on film. Bomar used the Bo-Keys and several other Memphis music legends, including Marvell Thomas and Ben Cauley of the original Bar-Kays to record the score for HUSTLE & FLOW at Ardent Studios. The Bo-Keys' debut album The Royal Sessions was released to international critical acclaim in 2004. The success of the album landed Bomar the opportunity to work on Al Green's 2003 album, I Can't Stop as assistant engineer. In 2005, Scott re-teamed with Green's Producer Willie Mitchell on the latest Al Green recording Everything's Okay released by Blue Note Records.

Bomar realized he wanted to be a musician in the tenth grade when former Stax guitarist Steve Cropper spoke to his class. That year he began playing at area clubs and formed his group Impala. With its early '60s R&B sound, the group toured nationally and released five albums, recording at Sam Phillips' Studio in Memphis with Roland Janes and featured Memphis Horns trumpeter Wayne Jackson on their last recording. As a bassist, Bomar performed with many artists locally and internationally, including Stax legends Rufus Thomas, Sir Mack Rice, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Sun Records pioneer Rosco Gordon and jazz guitar great and former Ray Charles sideman, Calvin Newborn.

Bomar has been an instructor for the after-school and summer camp programs at the Stax Music Academy, a program for at-risk youth at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

His newest venture is his Memphis studio Electraphonic Recording.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Scott Bomar Facts

OccupationComposer

Selected Filmography

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