Scott Sharrard

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Scott Sharrard
Scott Sharrard LaidBackFest.jpg
Scott with the Gregg Allman Band at the Laid Back Festival, Jones Beach Theater, August 29, 2015
Background information
BornDearborn, Michigan, United States
GenresRock and Roll, Soul, Blues-Rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, musical director
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1984–present
Associated actsGregg Allman Band
Websitescottsharrard.com

Scott Sharrard is an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his own including three with his first band, The Chesterfields, followed by three solo albums and, most recently, the eponymous release by his current band, Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band, in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Michigan, USA, Scott Sharrard often cites his father, also a guitarist and singer-songwriter, as his earliest influence.[citation needed] He began his musical career studying jazz at the High School for the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the day and earning his stripes by playing and singing with local and visiting leading musicians such as Clyde Stubblefield, Willie Higgins, Harvey Scales, Buddy Miles, Luther Allison, and Hubert Sumlin by night.[citation needed]

New York[edit]

After high school, Scott Sharrard and core members of his band The Chesterfields moved their home base to New York City and eventually garnered critical appraise for their live shows and studio recordings.[1][2]

After they disbanded in 2002, Sharrard continued to write and record[3] on his own as well as collaborating in the New York City and Hudson Valley areas with a tightknit group of musicians that includes bassist Jeff "The Claw" Hanley, drummer Diego Voglino and multi-instrumentalists Moses Patrou[4] and Jay Collins,[5] longtime saxophonist for the Gregg Allman Band who eventually got Scott an audition. In 2013, they went into the studio and recorded an album as "Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band" and play around New York and other places along the East Coast[6] when Scott isn't working with the Gregg Allman Band.

In 2011, Scott Sharrard also joined forces with drummer/vocalist Randy Ciarlante (The Band, Levon Helm) and Hammond B-3 player Bruce Katz (Gregg Allman Band, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton) to form a blues/soul/rock'n'roll power trio called CKS[7] and played several shows in the New York City and Hudson Valley areas.

Gregg Allman Band[edit]

Scott Sharrard has played lead guitar and sang in the Gregg Allman Band since 2008 after auditioning by sitting in with the Allman Brothers Band at a show in Camden, New Jersey.[8] Two of Scott's original songs have been performed by the Gregg Allman Band, "Endless Road"[9] and "Love Like Kerosene".[10] With Gregg Allman, in 2017 Sharrard co-wrote the song "My Only True Friend", the first track of Allman's last and posthumously issued studio album Southern Blood. It was also issued as a single. Sharrard wrote the song in the voice of Gregg's late brother, Duane Allman, as if speaking to him.[11]

Discography[edit]

  • Dawnbreaker (2005)
  • Analog/Monolog (2008)
  • Ante Up (2009)
  • Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band (2012) [12]
  • Saving Grace (2018) [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (October 19, 2002). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved December 24, 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "The Chesterfields - CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Scott Sharrard - CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Groovemaster, Moses Patrou: Music Has Always Been Good to Me - Roll Online". Rollmagazine.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jay Collins And The Kings County Band - Bio / Band". Jaycollinsband.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Campaign Splash Page". Scott Sharrard. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "自宅でも飲める水素水の魅力|健康体を保つ為の方法". Cksband.com. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Interview with Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard – Alan Paul". alanpaul.net. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Gregg Allman Band/Royal Southern Brotherhood: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA, 12/31/12 - Glide Magazine". Glidemagazine.com. January 16, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Browne, David (July 26, 2017). "Inside Gregg Allman's Musical Farewell". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band". The Roasting Room.
  13. ^ "Scott Sharrard - Album Discography". AllMusic.

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