Eric Scott Trio feat. special guest Benjie Porecki

CD Release Show!

Eric Scott Trio feat. special guest Benjie Porecki


Fri Aug 30

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (443) 283-1200.

Eric Scott Trio feat. special guest Benjie Porecki
Eric Scott Trio feat. special guest Benjie Porecki
Washington, DC soul/pop artist and bassist Eric Scott has toured internationally as a solo artist and sideman, sharing the stage with B.B. King, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, and many more. Recent collaborations include a stint as a vocalist for the Wounded Warriors MusiCorps Band with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. He is a 15-time Wammie winner (Washington Area Music Association), and his music has been featured on ABC-TV, Showtime, Cinemax, The WB, as well as several indie and major motion pictures. His voice has been featured in regional and international ad campaigns for HGTV, NAT GEO, Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Chrysler, DC Lottery, and many more.

He will release his fifth CD THE CHARM CITY SESSIONS at The Soundry on his own Itzall Goode Music label. Calling his new music “Modern Soul,” Scott’s music continues to evolve, yet remains funky, upbeat, soulful, and socially aware. He is unafraid of a pop hook, and his gospel and soul drenched voice remains front and center. As a live performer, he brings it every night. His airtight trio features the stellar musicianship of guitarist Dan Leonard and drummer Deren Blessman, providing a sound that one would swear exceeds three players, balancing delicately between crafted songs and explorations on their instruments.

Says Scott, "when we play it's definitely all about having some serious fun. To me, music is meant to be enjoyed and uplifting, and I encourage the crowd to be apart of it with us. At the end of the day, I want to get booty’s movin’...AND get people thinking about the world we live in."


Over his 25 year career, keyboardist Benjie Porecki has worked and played with Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Pieces Of A Dream, Buddy Guy, Maysa, Ledisi, and many more. Currently he tours with jam band icon Keller Williams, and as a solo artist he has five releases that have received international critical acclaim.
Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.
He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall's acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show "Live From Daryl's House". He's also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he's toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more.
Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin' It, produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Hypnotize EP which he co-produced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.
Venue Information:
The Soundry
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD, 21044