“It's acoustic, Mann...From The Fort Worth Business Press-March 12th,2004
And speaking of Arts Fifth Avenue...
Scott Mann's latest contribution to the singer-songwriter tradition is an album of homespun originals called Sam's Acoustic Soul, an entirely acoustic workout for guitar and voice that will appeal to anyone who wishes that popular music would revert to the days before James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel discovered orchestration.
The collection is the next best thing to catching Mann's act in person - he's a mainstay of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association and a familiar presence at various outdoor festivals in north Texas. Mann will underscore that truism with an appearance next weekend at Arts Fifth Avenue to mark the release of his CD.
The relationship between Mann's self-starter recording career and his in-the-flesh performances is such that he requires no overproduced accompaniment on stage to duplicate the sound of his albums:”
Fort Worth Business Press
“The second album from Scott Mann is a superior collection of tunes in the true spirit of the singer/songwriter tradition. Sam's Acoustic Soul is an acoustic treat that features the vocal, musical, and lyrical talents of Mann. Relying on primarily his guitar and vocals to carry the album and little else, Mann truly understands the essence of what an acoustic album is all about; on his second effort, he hits the bulls-eye.
This album is highly recommended for those seeking pure acoustic pleasure.
Noel Lloyd 2/15/03 [The Phantom Tollbooth]”