Jahfin Posted December 23, 2011 Share Posted December 23, 2011 From npr.org Singer Darrell Scott Reflects On His Father's Death Darrell Scott released his father Wayne's first album in 2006. Wayne also wrote two of the songs on Darrell's forthcoming album, Long Road Home. Scott Simontacchi/Thirty Tigers Country singer-songwriter Darrell Scott grew up playing with his father, Wayne, and helped his father release a debut album at age 71. They continued to collaborate in recent years. Last month, Darrell was in Texas in between gigs when he learned that his father had died in a car accident. "At first, I didn't know what to do," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "My first instinct was very dad-like: to go do my work, go do my gig in Dallas. And then after 30 minutes and talking to my girlfriend and daughter, I realized they knew more about what to do than I did, which was to go home. Scott immediately took a flight from Austin to Nashville. On the plane, he wrote a poem about his father's accident. On Fresh Air, Scott reads his poem, titled "this morning," and reflects on his father's life and death. Also in the broadcast: a lengthy excerpt from a Fresh Air interview, originally aired on July 7, 2006, with both Wayne and Darrell Scott. "this morning" my father died this morning... car accident his first his last helicoptered to trauma center his end begun & ended all in 4 hours eyewitnesses say he ran a red light in front of a semi impact and the car drove half a mile before resting inside a wendy's on 25E corbin, knox county, kentucky march 2, 1934 to this morning, this morning, november 18, 2011 i feel certain he was listening to music darrell scott To listen to this interview, click here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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