The album is titled Dred Scott Rides Alone, and it is an accurate statement. Written during an artist residency at the Ucross foundation in rural Wyoming, dred returned to the studio and played all the instruments - drums, bass, and piano. The songs are reflective, comfortably lonely, and reminiscent of the pastoral West. The album marks an interesting change in scott’s style, as he settles into a downright positive mindset throughout. There is something indescribable in dred scott’s touch; just like hearing a trumpeter’s breath, you can feel the humanity in his fingertips and fully understand that the piano is simply an extension of his expression. We are thankful for this exquisite nod to humanity, finding comfort and hope with each listen.