- 60 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 27, 1955
- Date of passing: Oct 1, 2016
|Let the memory of Scott be with us forever|
"I met Scott over 20 some years ago with Maria. We would go to the Bayou's on the Riverwalk to hear him and Maggie's. He was amazing and so very talented, humble and so funny. He will be missed, over the years have seen him play at lots of places around town and was thinking a few weeks ago that I needed to go see him play and now its too late. RIP Scott you will be dearly missed by so many people, people that he probably did not even realize that he touched their lives. Make beautiful music in heaven with David Bowie, Glen Frey and all the great ones that have passed this year. Rock on Scott, thanks for sharing your talent with us~"
"You taught me to love live music which I still do to this day in 2016. Your memorial showed you singing Rock a bye Sweet Baby James and that is the song my wife would sing to our 2 little babies while rocking them to sleep. They say they remember this song and I will always remember you Scott Byers when I hear it"
"Between 1986, and 2001, I rode a bicycle everywhere....My Brother had died in 1982...a cousin two years later...in 1986, my Chevy Vega died...so I wanted to get myself into good shape. One night I biked down to St Marys St, from Colonies North, through Olmos Park...to where Scott and Sylvia were playing....stayed for two hours, chatting with Scott during the breaks, then hopped on my bike to make my way home before it got too late. Had to make a rolling U-turn on St Mary's, right in front of the Bar, made it half-way around, and corkscrewed myself into the ground from an entanglement I couldn't have gotten out of, with a truck quickly coming up St Mary's! Scott saw all this, and quickly ran into the street...fearlessly stood in front of the oncoming truck, and made him stop just short of sending me off to Orion! Syl might remember this night...I* sure always will...Thank you Captain Scott!"
"Scott and I attended the same high school. He was such a nice guy with that curly hair and nice smile. I guess I will always remember him that way. We lost touch since high school and I guess that is my loss. I knew that he was a good musician when he played for me a couple of times in the high school days. My sympathy goes out to his family and pray that his passing will ease with time but his memories will live forever. Patti Pearce Davenport"
"We got to know Scott a number of years ago through his performances at La Hacienda. He, Sylvia Kirk, Matt Kirk . . . what great memories! He was a talented musician and entertainer, and will be dearly missed by many, many friends and fans. His memorial service at CBC was memorable and very touching--I know he was looking down with a big smile. May he rest in peace."
"Scott and I attended the same high school, and lived very close to each other. He was my first HS date. His parents drove us to the movies. We have always remained friends. In later years, I was surprised to find him on stage playing the local circuit with Blackrose. I continued to see him often on St. Mary's Street, and later as a duo at Maggie's. He always said 'hello', and we would catch up a little. His mother and I worked at the same hospital, and we would talk about the old days. My heart breaks for your family at this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
"Scott was a friend for life. I am so very sorry I did not get to see him again in this life time. It has been about 5 years since I had seen my friend. I first met Scott at Presa St.. We became dear friends, played darts and just hung out. Between Presa St., Maggies, La Hacienda and many more venues it was such a treat to listen to him. One of the most talented people I know; not just musically, he could make anything out of wood and it looked more beautiful than anything in a store for sure.
I love you Scott and will see you again. Save a place for me please."
"Rest in peace and sing with the Angels. I knew Scott through my friend Mike Hess. They were great friends. Scott was probably 20 yrs old. Handsome and totally all about music. He and Mike would play Dust in the Wind. What a talent and a nice guy. I'm so sorry for his passing, my condolences to his family and his friends."
"I had the privilege of making music with Scott for several years in Sojourn. The "In Sand" recording was made during the Sojourn years. It was a collaboration with some great musicians - drum tracks by Mike Kennedy, piano by Mike Workman, pretty sure it was Allen Chapman on bass. I did the vocal arrangement and Chuck Nelson and I sang the harmonies. I forget who played those wonderful pedal steel riffs. Marius Perron was the sound engineer. Of course, Scott is on acoustic guitar and he also essentially learned to play the banjo in the studio to add that color. (He called himself "Banjo-man Franklin" for months!)
One small footnote, for the record... When Scott joined Sojourn we were using a rhythm programmer for drum tracks. Purist that he was, he made it clear that he absolutely loathed playing with the 'drummer in a box' and harangued Chuck and me until we finally hired a live drummer.
Scott, I can't wait to hear the music you're making in heaven."
"Scott was my friend, my brother, my mentor. I will forever cherish my time with him. We could harmonize so beautifully. I miss him terribly.
God bless you, Scott."
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