During the 1970s, Scott Ellison's home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a hotbed of musical talent. Eric Clapton and Freddie King's bands were based in Tulsa, as was Leon Russell's Shelter Records. Influenced and electrified by the British Invasion bands, moved by the sounds of Motown, and touched by the soulfulness of the Rhythm and Blues music coming out of Memphis, Scott organized his first band as a youngster.
In 1977, he began touring as a guitar player with Jessica James (Conway Twitty's daughter), and by 1981 'Gatemouth' Brown had tapped Scott to play rhythm in his band. By the 1990s, Scott had formed a blues band and was opening shows for such legends as Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, The Fabulous T-Birds, Leon Russell, Bobby Bland and Buddy Guy. A prolific song writer, Scott has composed and released numerous CDs. Ellison's compositions have been played in several popular TV shows and was in the 2007 movie, Feast Of Love, starring Morgan Freeman.