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Scotty Karate Brings his Rock ‘n’ Roll Swagger and Uniquely Crafted Songs Back to Chelsea

By Melissa Marcum

Scotty Karate, a Chelsea High School graduate and native, recently returned to Ugly Dog on Saturday, June 29, to perform to an enthusiastic crowd.

He is known for his legendary alt-country style and punk attitude; he mesmerized the audience with his rock ‘n’ roll swagger and uniquely crafted songs. Scotty Karate is a versatile artist, handling tunes, vocals, guitars, mandolin, lap steel, baritone guitar, and percussion all on his own. He is truly a one-man band and fun to watch.

His songs like, “California” and “Play with Fire” had revelers smiling and enjoying their evening.

photo by Emily Taylor

Currently, he has released two new records under Ravine Records. One of his latest albums, “All the Way Out,” is available on various platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. Fans and music enthusiasts have multiple avenues to enjoy and explore his latest musical offerings. Scotty Karate will have future performances at Mama’s Mercantile and Eatery in Grass Lake.

Check him out on Facebook.