SCOTT BOYER has made his home in the Muscle Shoals area since 1988, after journeying through the Alabama Gulf coast, Macon, GA, much of Florida, and all the way back to Chenango Bridge, NY, where he was born.

While attending college in Tallahassee, he and two former high school classmates from Jacksonville, David Brown and Butch Trucks, formed a band called The Bitter Ind.

Back in Jacksonville, circa 1968, Butch Trucks began playing jam sessions in the park that led to forming The Allman Brothers Band. Around the same time, Scott met Tommy Talton, with whom he formed Cowboy, enjoying national recognition for several years. With Duane Allman’s help, Cowboy signed with Capricorn Records, where the band recorded four albums. Cowboy toured with The Allman Brothers, Poco, Wet Willie, Pure Prairie League, and The Amazing Rhythm Aces. Also during this time, Scott worked on Gregg Allman’s Laid Back, and did two national tours with Gregg in support of the much-revered release.

Cowboy relocated to Fairhope, AL in 1976, and afterwards Scott played with Locust Fork, before forming The Convertibles, with Topper Price and Bryan (BW) Wheeler.

In 1988, Scott reconnected with Johnny Sandlin to form The Decoys (currently with NC Thurman, David Hood, Kelvin Holly, and Mike Dillon), who still play together to this day. Scott recorded his solo, “All My Friends” in 1991, with backup from the Decoys, and the Decoys recorded “Shot from the Saddle” in 2001.

Scott’s other studio work includes projects with Gregg Allman, Percy Sledge, Billy Jo Shaver, Bonnie Bramlett, Kitty Wells, and Johnny Rivers. He has written songs recorded by Gregg, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Bramlett, Chuck Leavell, Little Milton, Neal McCoy, and Donnie Fritts.

NC (Noble Clark) THURMAN grew up in Pulaski, Tennessee, where he started playing in bands back in the sixties. NC now lives in the Muscle Shoals area, and plays keyboards, guitar, harmonica, writes, and vocalizes.

He has performed with such artists as Bettye Swann, The Forrester Sisters, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Hank Williams, Jr., Gregg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Little Richard, Billy Dean, Percy Sledge, Donnie Fritts, Billy Swan, and Eddie Floyd.

NC has played on recording sessions with the likes of Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Kelvin Holly, Larry Byrom, Will McFarlane, Bob Wray, Russell Smith, Jack Pearson, Chuck Leavell, Tony Joe White, Butch Trucks, and Robert Byrne, among others.

He has worked with legendary producers Rick Hall, Dan Penn, Johnny Sandlin, and Jimmy Johnson.

NC shares a nice body of songs written with Scott Boyer, some recorded by Gregg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Johnny Jenkins, Neal McCoy, and Chuck Leavell.

He has also written songs with Eddie Struzick, Nancy Muse, Roger Hawkins, Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham, Terry Skinner, Ken Bell, Kelvin Holly, and Tonya Holly. His main gig these days is his own music, and playing with his long time compadres, The Decoys, Gary Nichols, Max Russell, and more. He also plays on recording sessions and artist showcases.

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