~Dorraine Scofield - singer/songwriter/violin/viola/guitar/mandolin~
How do you say that name?!? It's like Lorraine with a 'D'.
The name Dorraine comes from a Johnny Cash song that he recorded in the
late '60's. The artist Dorraine comes from the hamlet of West Shokan, NY
located in the Catskills near Woodstock. Born and raised there (also in
the late '60's), she began playing violin at age 8 and got her first
regular band gig at age 15 with The Suttons, a bluegrass band. Dorraine
has been singing and playing upward of 50-100 shows per year ever since.
Dorraine at age 4
Past bands include The Suttons, The Pontiacs, Wild East, Little Creek.
Currently managing and performing in a popular 5-piece new country/rock
cover band in the Hudson Valley known as Thunder Ridge, Dorraine also
performs occasionally with the Phantoms Acapella and an acoustic originals
trio called Blind Mice as well as making guest appearances with artists if
Dorraine has shared the stage with artists such as Diamond Rio, John
Sebastian, Cousin Brucie, Charlie Daniels, George Jones, Bill Stains,
Little Texas, John Hall, Baillie and the Boys, Kathy Mattea, Waylon
Jennings & Rockapella just to name a few.
(1994) Dorraine with Wild East,
opening for Kathy Mattea
She has also made appearances on local radio stations
WPDH in Poughkeepsie, NY;
WDST in Woodstock, NY;
WRWD in Poughkeepsie, NY;
WKZE in Sharon, CT;
WTBQ in Florida, NY;
Radio Woodstock on the Internet
and on Wanda Fischer's
Hudson River Sampler on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio network and with Jay
Ungar & Molly Mason on their live WAMC radio show "Dancing on the Air". She
has also performed
at The Bitter End in NYC, the Towne Crier in Pawling, Caffe Lena
as well as TV appearances on Poughkeepsie Live and Bobby Flay's Food
Nation on The Food Network.
Although involved in many recording projects throughout her music career
with her own bands as well as guest spots on other artists' works, "I'm
Gonna Sing" (produced by Ralph Legnini) is her first solo CD.
The disc was mastered by Emily Lazar at the
Lodge in NYC and includes guests Sara Lee, Eric Parker, Ronnie Sutton,
Martin Keith, Robert Burke Warren and Ralph and Lucia Legnini & Katie
Taylor. The title cut is being very well received in the music industry
so far. The tunes on the CD are varied and have an easy-going melodic
feel...mostly acoustic, and definitely come from her heart.
The Blind Mice at The Colony in Woodstock
Having sung leads and backups for many years, Scofield has a wide vocal
range and adeptly belts out some edgier stuff along with crooning the
softer stuff. (Think: somewhere between Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt,
Joni Mitchell, & the Indigo Girls). She also plays 6 & 12 string guitars,
percussion and viola on the project.