Push the bottles and the papers to one side...

Scott Wooldridge is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter. He's also a member of the Wooldridge Brothers, a Milwaukee-based band that recently released its seventh album, "Starts at Dusk." Feel free to wander around this site to find out more details, listen to music, and see photos. 

It's going to be a busy spring for the Scott Wooldridge Trio and the Wooldridge Brothers. Check the "shows" sections for upcoming gigs--and stay tuned for more, including a CD launch for "Starts at Dusk" in Minneapolis on... you heard it here first... June 15!

New poster for the Minneapolis show, 6-15-18!

Previous events

The Baseball Project w/ Wooldridge Brothers

Fitzgeralds, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402

The Baseball project, featuring Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon ,Peter Buck. and Mike Mills, have asked the Wooldridge Brothers to join them for a series of Midwestern shows. Looking forward to playing with this unique project!

The Baseball Project w/ Wooldridge Brothers

Anodyne, 224 west Bruce Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Baseball project, featuring Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon ,Peter Buck. and Mike Mills, have asked the Wooldridge Brothers to join them for a series of Midwestern shows. Looking forward to playing with this unique project!

Scott Wooldridge Trio/Kerns and the Hemispheres

Aster Cafe, 125 Mainstreet Southeast, Minneapolis

The official unofficial release party for the SW/Wooldridge Brothers joint single, plus we're joined by Kerns and the Hemispheres at this wonderful music venue on the banks of the Mississippi. Best to call ahead for reservations as it fills up quick! 612.379.3138.

Big Star's Third

First Avenue, 701 N 1st Ave, , Minneapolis, MN 55403

Brian and I will be performing a couple songs at the Big Star's Third concert at First Avenue on Sept. 30. Also on the bill: Chris Stamey (dBs), Mike Mills (REM), Jody Stephens (original Big Star member), and Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum). This recreation of the classic Big Star Third album will include songs from all the band's albums, with many guest musicians and a chamber orchestra.


Folk Festival

Wolfe Park Ampitheater, St. Louis Park

Dan Israel hosts this festival of local artists, including Dan, Katy Vernon, Mayda, Scott Wooldridge, Chris Lynch, the Lanes, the Mad Ripple, and John Fenner. More info to come!

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Xcell Energy Water Power Park, Minneapolis

The Trio will play this annual festival; I've played it a few times in past years and it's always a lot of fun and very family-friendly. Come on out and join us on Father's Day!

Age limit: All ages

I also work as a freelance writer--check out that site here. 

For "Starts at Dusk":

"The raucous side of roots is displayed in the newest studio effort from Milwaukee’s Wooldridge Brothers. Starts at Dusk (Anodyne) features riffs reminiscent of The Hold Steady, and Scott Wooldridge’s lyrics in tracks like “Zero Information” are minor-key masterpieces." --Loring Wirbel, Colorado Springs Independent.

“One can think that they’ve heard every band that’s worthy of praise and then suddenly, unexpectedly, along comes an outfit so remarkable, it’s hard to believe they’ve been below the radar and out of sight. …Starts At Dusk, [features] music so obviously infectious, so singularly spectacular that it simply rings with recognition almost immediately.”—Lee Zimmerman, GoldMine.com

“From Squeeze and XTC-influenced shimmering pop rock to darker, more melancholic ruminations of middle age, longing, and regret, intelligent and thoughtful artistry comes through in every track. Highly recommended.”—Dan Israel, Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter 

"Absolutely outstanding..."
Brian Miller, Empire of the Senseless.

"Beautiful examples of pop songcraft, with a little bluesiness (in the best way possible) thrown in – gritty guitars, harmonies, Fender Rhodes..." Nicholas Pipitone, Commonstate. 

“'Starts At Dusk' feels like a warm summer night from a time gone by; timeless songs played with heart that feel instantly memorable.” Ken Sumka, 88Nine, Milwaukee

“’Waiting it Out’ is Fleetwood Mac meets Pink Floyd. The entire album represents a whole new level of songwriting and production excellence for the Wooldridge Brothers.” Mike Endrizzi, FS Camels, That's What You Get (Minneapolis)

"'Starts At Dusk' is the Wooldridge Brothers, fully realized. This album takes chances, and rolls snake eyes every time. I could not listen just once, and it's refreshing to say that it took me on a journey … excellent." Liv Mueller, songstress, Chanteuse (Milwaukee)


For "Scott Wooldridge."

"Clear, compelling, heartfelt roots songs with an alt-country bent."
Andrea Swensson, Local Current Blog

"A folky set with philosophical anthems, sweet love songs, and spirited steel guitar work."
Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune.

"Song after song is a polished pop gem."
Paddy Fineran, Kenosha News.

Tip Jar!
It's becoming more and more difficult for most musicians to make money from selling CDs, downloads, etc. A lot of us are trying to deal with this new reality with a minimum amount of complaining and a maximum amount of grace. 

It is in that spirit that I point you to my tip jar. If you enjoy the music you can access on this page, or would like to contribute to my work, please consider making a donation at:


Also, check out my Facebook and Youtube pages!

Join my mailing list for the latest news!