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Medicinal Purposes

We made the top 10 of Iowa Public Radio’s “Best Folk Music of 2017” for Pearl’s song “Badazz”!!

(Actually, we made the top 5!)

 Guess Who Is Going to FAI 2018?

Listen to samples of our album!!! We love it and we hope you will, too!!!



Pearl Acoustic

Hi, Scott!

I wanted to say a HUGE thanks to you and Pearl for playing an awesome show last Wednesday! Our patrons had a great time. We were loving the energy and engagement you brought to Trail Point! I know you’re not from around here, but if you’re booking shows in our area in the future, let me know and we can hopefully get you on the calendar again.

Thanks once more for coming through for us so last minute. It was a blast to have you, and I hope we can get you back sometime in ’17!


Jordan Hufnagel

Trail Point Brewing Company
Tap Room Manager
6035 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI

David Erickson to Scott Guthrie

Had a GREAT time hosting Medicinal Purposes at our home with friends last night. Scott and Pearl are the real deal….this is organic, raw music from the soul! If you don’t enjoy yourself listening to their beautiful, flawless harmonies and tasty skilled string picking, you’ve got something wrong with you. Everyone left our home saying “the(y) we’re great!” 5-stars! -Dave Erickson, Sparta, WI

Gig Salad Review:

“Great Job!

Scott & Pearl created a positive atmosphere for our Out of The Darkness Walk.
They were professional in selecting appropriate music AND were wonderful performers.
I would highly recommend that you consider this duo. Their page includes recordings so you can hear what they sound like together. I will say I was a little nervous about hiring a band for this event and Scott & Pearl were a true blessing!”

Reviewer: Debra Hartman
Event Date: October 2nd, 2016

Scott Guitar and Amp - photo by Mark DierkerWelcome to the website of “Medicinal Purposes”, a musical group based around the duo of “Cowgirl” Pearl Olson and Scott Kerry Guthrie. Both are writers of well crafted songs both heartfelt and humorous, and together, they have a unique blend of rock and roll, blues, folk and country that sets them apart from everyone else. They can soar with delicate harmonies and then rip it up with some raucous rebel rockabilly.



For Bookings, call 815-291-4497 or email MedicinalPurposesDuo@gmail.comScott and Pearl at Council Hill StationOrganic Logo2

Scott Working The High Notes
Pearl performs Badazz
Pearl Performing “Badazz” – a new song.