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. He has just released his first solo project "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.