Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium on instrumental music.
Vintage Pistol resembles the sound of today's Marcus King Band and Gary Clark Jr., while sticking true to that of yesterdays Allman Brothers Band and Van Morrison. Comprised of a heavy rhythm section, encompassing guitar work and well crafted songwriting, Vintage Pistol is a tight but explorative live performance.
The band has supported on multiple occasions: Devon Allman, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Tyler Childers, Big Something, CBDB, Wild Adriatic, MONTU, Consider The Source, Marc Broussard, Eric Lindell, Kalu & The Electric Joint, and plenty more!