Playing with Myself
With a natural talent for anything musical, Scotty began playing music at a very young age. Family musicians and artists alike gave him the propensity towards being creative. This added to his intuitive sense of musical perfection making him one of the most talented musicians in the Kansas City area. He began playing drums before he was 2 years old, and added guitar at the age of 4. Ever since that point, he would explore a variety of instruments and styles. He is heavily influenced by the likes of Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Dream Theater, Jellyfish, Charlie Daniels, George Carlin, and Chick Corea just to name a very few. Another evidence of influence is his current portrayal of Gene Simmons in the Kansas City area tribute band, KISSED. He participated in numerous forms of music throughout his education and was featured as WDAF-TV Channel 4's first 'Reaching for Excellence' area prodigy. Scotty is an Eagle Scout, a member of the tribe of Mic-O-Say, and a member of the Order of the Arrow all affiliated with Boy Scouts of America. He is also an enrolled Native American, being a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He earned the degree of Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from UMKC in 1996, and currently teaches budding musicians in the areas of guitar and percussion in private lessons. He is a regular studio musician for Berry Music Group in Kansas City. He can be found playing around the Kansas City area and internationally as the drummer for Ida McBeth and Friends, as one of the hosts at the infamous Jerry's Jam night on Wednesdays at Jerry's Bait Shop in Lenexa, and with groups like Seastrings and Jazz Discharge. With the release of his CD, Playing with Myself, he has begun performing as Scotty McBee and the Dangerous Kitchen.