Boulder, CO – A native of Ohio, Scott Kirby began his study of music at the age of six, and continued formal piano instruction for seventeen years. Kirby has served as Musical Director of the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO, and of the Rock Mountain Ragtime and American Music Festival in Boulder, CO, as well as director of the San Juan Islands Ragtime Institute. Kirby’s artistic Passion grew to include visual art, and in 2005, while living in France, he completed 75 paintings and 28 piano compositions, including “The Prairie Devotionals.” The paintings and the new musical works set the groundwork for his new multi-media project, “Main Street Souvenirs.” Kirby divides his time between composing, painting, performing, and teaching. Be sure to see Kirby at the Festival and enjoy this mix of the musical and visual.
Performed at 2016 GABBF