Scott Zuniga

This week on Writing on the Air, we talk with singer-songwriter Scott Zuniga.

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2. Scott Zuniga-waterScott Zuniga is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who combines storytelling with lush melodies to create immersive, dream like compositions. Zuniga invokes honest childhood in his compositions–filled with the joy of discovery but never forgetting the dark foreignness also inherent in exploration. A boy scout raised in a foster home for teenage girls by a Scottish mother and Mexican father is no stranger to feeling strange. What sounds like a metaphor or a joke is an actual biographical detail from Zuniga’s life. But his music takes pleasure in blurring the line between metaphor and autobiography. Scott released his debut album, Language of Ghosts, Fall 2014.

The album was recorded at Church House Studios and Good Danny’s Studios in Austin. Scott produced the album with the help of Maurice Chammah and Matt Puckett of Mother Falcon. Other collaborators included Christopher Cox and Matthew Shepherd (Feverbones, Dana Falconberry). Musicians on the CD include: Scott Zuniga (songwriter, vocals, guitars, synthesizer, electric piano), Emilie Zuniga (vocals, chimes), Maurice Chammah (violin, vibraphone, electric piano, organ, vocals, viola, percussion), Christopher Cox (bass, synthesizer), Wayne Salzmann II (Eric Johnson) and Matthew Shepherd (drums, percussion).

Zuniga draws influences from Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Spanish crooner Antonio Molina, Dali’s flying cats and Pee-Wee Herman.

You can learn more about Scott Zuniga by visiting his website, ScottZuniga.com and by checking him out on Youtube.