This Saturday Brooklyn Bowl will host Music Frees All Festival for Scotty Hard, a benefit show featuring BK afrobeat-ers Antibalas, Sierra Leone’s own Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, OG producer Prince Paul (Gravediggaz/Handsome Boy Modeling School) and plenty more. All profits will go to producer/engineer Scotty Hard— see a list of his extensive and impressive music work. The cause:
On February 16, 2008, as Scotty was leaving a late night session at his Brooklyn studio, a stolen car broadsided the taxi he was traveling in, paralyzing him below the chest. After complicated spinal reconstruction surgery and seven-months of hospitalization, Scotty, remarkably, returned to the music world ten months later by mixing the Red Hot and Rio shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Opera House.
Now back in the studio, Scotty is working steadily on music part time in his specially constructed facility in Brooklyn, and is living nearby in an ADA wheelchair compliant public housing facility. While his main focus has been on rehabilitation and physical therapy, which takes him to NYU’s Rusk Institute three days a week, Scottyʼs keen insight and motivation as a creative artist remain as strong as ever.