Oakland-born blues singer E.C. Scott traveled all the way to Lincoln, Nebraska, six years ago to have a video made an original song from her fourth CD. She paid for the production out of her own pocket. The idea was not to sell the video but to use it as a promotional tool to boost sales of the CD and attendance at her shows.Much to Scott’s disappointment, she discovered that there was not one blues video television program in all of the USA. “I said to myself,” she recalls, “’If I’m in this need, there have to be others.”
Scott, began talking classes in directing, producing and camera operation at Midpeninsula Community Media Center in Palo Alto, and, in November 2006, launched “EC’s Jook Joint” with business partner Greg Mitchell. The half-hour show self-syndicated show, hosted by Scott and featuring videos by such performers as Carey Bell, Bobby Bland, Etta James, B .B. King, Denise LaSalle,and Koko Taylor and many others on community access stations across the U.S. and Canadawent viral air on 400 plus stations“The purpose of ‘The Jook Joint,’” Scott says, “is to promote today’s blues — the living artists who are out there in the field working — and at the same time honor those who paved the way for us. In almost every segment. Watch EC’s Jook Joint daily on BTN and KCRT in the San Francisco Bay Area.
EC’s Jook Joint is excepting new videos please send videos to ec’sjook joint @Aitterce.com