About the Artist
Scott Hendricks was born in Minnesota and moved around the country until he joined the navy at 18. He was stationed, firstly, on a fast frigate out of Yokusuka, Japan for two years and then on a tender stationed out of Oakland California. He served for four years, the first half as a machinist mate, and the second half as a medical corpsman. He has visited many countries around the world such as Australia, Philippines, Guam, Africa, Hong Kong, Western Samoa, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, to name a few. Still he always wanted to visit Europe, and got his chance when he got out of the Navy, got a job as an optical tech. and promptly won a trip to Paris. While in Paris he took a side trip to Amstersdam. He has yet to visit the places he most dreams of, England, Ireland and Scotland.
Scott heard of Renaissance Festivals throughout his life but never went until 1986.
He visited Scarborough Faire in Waxzahachi TX and his socks were promptly knocked off. By the following year after writing songs, jokes, etc... he quit his job, moved out of his apartment, sold his comic collection to help pay the bills in that first and very difficult year, and went to Colorado where he had been hired. His first season was solo as, Axel of Elismere, (although it was in Colorado when he first met and worked with Gibbon the Troubadour). By the next year he had reformed with his first partner Hodge the Knave and they performed for a couple of years as Axel and the Knave. Then it was solo again (and also the beginning of Axel as a drunk character).
After a couple of years, Axel teamed up with Gibbon the Troubadour to form the comedy duo, KEELHAULER. They were quite successful and worked very well together complimenting each others style. After a couple of years Axel once again went solo.
Just ending his eleventh year, Scott looks to the future and wonders what it holds. He has entertained thousands around the country and now, (thanks to the Internet) countless others around the globe. He has six albums under his belt (two of which are available on this Website) Has appeared on TV, Radio, and also in newspapers. He also was an extra in the movie Born on the Fourth of July. When asked of his future plans and his dreams he states:
" I would love to get an album out, with my contemporary music. It's just so hard, I need to get a band together to do it and have found it almost impossible with all my traveling around. Still I have such confidence in the material that I've got to find a way to make it work. Perhaps this winter I might be able to squeeze out a four song demo... we'll see. So ideally at some point I would love to form a rock band and do my serious music.
"Also, of course, I would love to get into movies, but, dammit, I'm just so lazy. I'm also an artist (I do all my own art and production work) and part time writer (read my short story on Website). But my heart is in performing, so we'll see what happens next. Until later, Take care my friends, hope to see you out at the Faire!!!
No Perfect Worlds, a short story by Scott Hendricks
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