Scott Krokoff | A Better Life

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A Better Life

by Scott Krokoff

Scott combines the pop sensibility of John Mayer with the folksiness of James Taylor in creating catchy, melodic songs and having crossover appeal similar to artists like Jackson Browne, the Gin Blossoms and Toad The Wet Sprocket.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Know Your Story
4:21 album only
2. Friend In Need
4:38 album only
3. A Better Life
3:34 album only
4. Sparrows
5:06 album only
5. Tomorrow's Coming
4:09 album only
6. Glimpse Of Your Face
5:40 album only
7. Acid Rain
3:35 album only
8. There's A Woman
4:58 album only
9. Teresa Jane
4:33 album only
10. Holy Fire
4:08 album only
11. Autumn Sky
4:18 album only
12. You and Me
3:15 album only
13. Do You Wanna Play
4:35 album only


Album Notes
Have you given up? If you’re past your 20s and into your 30s, 40s or 50s, perhaps you did. Perhaps you gave up a goal or dream you wanted to truly accomplish due to other responsibilities, finances or simply out of necessity. Well, Scott Krokoff hasn’t. Scott Krokoff (pronounced Crow-Cough) is a practicing lawyer who never gave up his lifelong dream to be a singer-songwriter, and in so doing hopes to serve as an inspiration to others who have not yet fulfilled their dreams.

A Better Life, Scott’s debut CD released in 2007, is the first manifestation of his desire to leave his past behind and go for his dream. Produced, engineered and mixed by long-time studio veteran Bob Stander and mastered by Gene Paul of G&J Audio (formerly DB Plus), A Better Life contains 13 radio-friendly tracks featuring catchy, energetic acoustic rhythms spanning the genres of folk, pop and rock. Scott is backed on the album by several notable musicians including former Wings drummer Steve Holley (also known for his work with Dar Williams), keyboardist Paul Errico (Steve Forbert), legendary jazz saxophonist Mario Cruz (Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Springsteen), pedal steel virtuoso John Widgren, veteran drummer Shawn Murray (drummer with The Mink DeVille Band and Willy DeVille Band for 17 years), percussionist/vocalist John Michel (John Oates) and fellow singer-songwriter Mark Newman (Willy Deville, John Oates).

A Better Life had a solid debut on the college radio circuit during the summer and fall of 2009, receiving airplay on over 130 radio stations. In July 2010, “A Better Life,” the title cut, was played during the 2nd annual NY Yankees Hope Week segment on The Today Show on NBC. In addition, in February 2009, "A Better Life" placed Runner-Up in Mike Pinder's (co-founder of The Moody Blues, and now affiliated with the John Lennon Songwriting Competition) SONGWARS songwriting competition, and in August 2010, Gary Allen (drummer from The Charles Daniels Band and JJ Cale) selected Scott's song "Holy Fire" as the winner of his Best New Song In The World competition.

Jessica Kostek of concluded that "[o]verall, A Better Life is a wonderful CD that will leave listeners full of anticipation for Krokoff's second release." Annie Reuter of You Sing, I Write, noted that A Better Life "can be easily kept on repeat all day long" and that "many of his songs could be easily heard on the radio." Colin Meeks of Indie Launchpad concluded that A Better Life "is one of those albums, that you listen to and in the blink of an eye it's over. This is a trait that marks a fine album."

People of all ages have found Scott's music appealing, relating to his music not only because of the terrific rhythm and energy each song possesses but also because he represents the desire we each have to dream big and live life to the fullest.



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Annie Reuter

A Better Life
Scott Krokoff’s debut solo effort A Better Life is a 13-track album of solid music, both lyrically and musically and one of those albums that can be easily kept on repeat all day long. An attorney turned musician is not always looked upon highly as a wise career choice, but after giving A Better Life a close listen I’m glad Krokoff quit his day job to pursue his passion.

An accomplished acoustic and electric guitar player, the musical accompaniment throughout A Better Life is strong and never falters. An intriguing storyteller, Krokoff’s songs are full of relatable tales about relationships and life in general. “I Know Your Story” begins the album with Krokoff convincingly singing, “I know your reasons why you are guarded and concerned/You’ve been through this before there are lessons that you have learned/But don’t be frightened I won’t be like your last boyfriend.” With heartfelt and honest lyrics like that, who couldn’t believe him?

While his music has been compared to a blend of John Mayer and James Taylor, his calming vocals are also slightly reminiscent to that of Matt Nathanson. Comparisons aside, Krokoff brings something unique to his music. Whether its saxophone or electric guitar interludes, the music throughout each track blends perfectly with his vocals and as a listener, you can’t help but pay close attention to each story presented in every song.

It’s hard to put Krokoff into a specific genre. Tracks like “A Better Life” and “Holy Fire” have a country vibe to them while other songs have more of that acoustic singer-songwriter feel. All the while, many of his songs could be easily heard on the radio. Regardless, Krokoff is headed in the right direction with his debut solo effort. On title track "A Better Life" he sings "Destiny is in my grasp for I can see it/It is waiting there for me to simply reach it/I work so hard for a better day, a better life/And it's finally time for me to feel alive and have a better life." An accurate portrayal of his life, Krokoff's destiny looks bright as a musician.


A Must
Scott Krokoff's A Better Life Album's lyrics set your mind to wander and puts you in a state of pure bliss. The music is captivating as well as inspiring. It is a must in your music collection. You will instantly find that it will always be at the top for your recently played music.