Scott Law may have been born in Southern California, but his music pulls together traditions from every corner of the country. His latest album, Black Mountain (released October 29, 2013), is all about his acoustic roots and the fiddle-driven string-band sounds of the Appalachian Southeast. On this beautifully captured recording, Law successfully draws upon a number of wide-ranging musical influences, from Austin’s alt-country to raw Bluegrass and even the improvisational spirit of bands like the Grateful Dead. These influences--and Law’s years of experience in groups like Hanuman, Brokedown in Bakersfield (with Nicki Bluhm), and Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings—combine to create a unique sound that the musician-singer-songwriter, now based in Portland, defines as “Current Roots Americana.” Scott is coming off a barnstorming year in 2013 leading his own electric and acoustic groups, a month touring Europe with Nicki Bluhm and various special dates collaborating with Chris Funk of The Decembrists, Keith Moseley and Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead, David Grisman, Peter Rowan and banjo innovator, Tony Trischka. Scott Law may perform all over the world, but his music sounds like coming home.