Scott has over 30 years of professional experience in concert, clubs and in the studio, performing thousands of gigs and on dozens of recordings. He has played both nationally and internationally and has appeared on stage and recordings with such diverse artists as Luther Allison and Albert King (blues), James Burton (Elvis), Aaron Neville, Fred Wesley (James Brown) and members of The New Power Generation (funk/R+B), and jazz greats such as Jack McDuff, Steve Khan and Steve Swallow. Scott has also helped put on clinics with the late, great studio guitarist Tommy Tedesco, and clinics on his own at grade school, high school and college levels.

Being a full time pro, he prides himself on having the best gear available, including a studio and PA.

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A Nice Article About Me in The Scene Magazine

Guitar for hire: The return of Scott Dercks

January 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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Performing at Orchestra Hall, I run into Doc Severinsen...

I had the opportunity to perform at the beautiful Orchestra Hall, in downtown Minneapolis for their 24 Hours of Music Event.  read more »

Opening A Show for Louie Anderson

I opened a show last night for comedian Louie Anderson. It was a beautiful day in Minneapolis, but just as we finished our set, it began to rain.  read more »

Solo Guitar/ Opening For Gato Barbieri

I enjoyed playing before another “blast from my past”, Gato Barbieri’s show at Rossi’s Blue Star Room. His growling sax style has been borrowed by plenty of today’s smooth jazz sax players.  read more »

Opening For Spyro Gyra (Playing Solo Guitar)

Over 25 years after I first played some Spyro Gyra tunes in a band, I had the chance to open a show for them at Rossi’s Blue Star Room in Minneapolis.  read more »