A native of southeastern Kentucky, Scott Napier began his professional career in 1996 with bluegrass legend Larry Sparks. There were many highlights in his 10 years as a Lonesome Rambler which include, a tour of Japan- The 4th of July Celebration at the Washington Monument- A Prairie Home Companion- Alison Krauss and Friends Special on G.A.C.- a mandolin endorsement from Gibson- and numerious apperances on The Grand Ole Opry.
--Blue Mountain Memories 1996 - Rebel Records The Larry Sparks Video 1997 - Rebel Records
--Christmas in the Hills 1997 - Rebel Records New Highway 1997 - Mountain Home (Horizon)
--Special Delivery 2000 - Rebel Records---(instrumental "Around the Carousel" written by Scott)
--I Want to be Like Jesus 2001 - Crosscut Records --Time Lifes Treasury of Bluegrass 2002 - Time Life
--Coldest Part of Winter 2003 - Rebel Records----(instrumental "Parkway Blues" written by Scott)
IBMA award winning album-- 40 - 2005 - Rebel Records (in which Scott had the opportunity to record with Rhonda Vincent--
Alison Krauss-- & The Whites)
--The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Transamerica --- starring Felicity Huffman - 2006 - Nettwerk Records
Scott was also a member of the house band on many episodes of the PBS series Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour - filmed at the historic Kentucky Theater in Lexington,Ky.
He spent a year touring with IBMA award winning female vocalist Dale Ann Bradley, appearing with her on The Grand Ole Opry, as well as her 2006 release - Catch Tomorrow - Compass Records.
He was then recruited by Grammy award winning artist Marty Raybon, touring the country, playing a heavy schedule of bluegrass and country music. More appearances on the Opry - a bluegrass Caribbean cruise, and he received a 5 string electric mandolin prototype from Weber, and recorded a bluegrass/country album - This That and the Other -- 2009
One of Scott's major influences, mandolinist Dempsey Young, passed away in December 2006. "I was honored and humbled to get a call from Allen Mills of the Lost and Found, asking if I could play those first shows after Dempsey's passing. Then shortly after was asked to help finish a recording which contains Dempsey's last work. The finished c.d. "Love Lost and Found," 2009 on Rebel Records will always be a highlight in my career."
You can also find Scott on many studio recordings for several artist. His first solo project is titled "ALL OUT FRONT." Guests include Bobby Osborne - Dale Ann Bradley- Don Rigsby- Marty Raybon- Michael Cleveland- Clay Hess-Kent Blanton and more... Scott plays a Hutto mandolin, # 132, and uses BlueChip picks, and a Sully's vintage strap.