Lawrence songwriter Rusty Scott first appeared on the local scene with an appearance at KJHK 103.7's 2007 Farmer's Ball, after which he landed a track on the station's Farm Fresh Sounds compilation. His rootsy songwriting sense presented a stark contrast to the disc's indie-rock contingent. Scott frequently uses acoustic guitar and harmonica as the jumping-off point for his campfire songs, often ornamented with trumpet and banjo. When you hear him sing, you'll know exactly why such simplicity does him the most justice. With Appleseed Cast and Old Canes man Chris Crisci engineering, Scott recently wrapped up a debut 15-song album. He's working to put together a band, but no one will complain if he shows up with just a guitar and a harmonica in the meantime.