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The Inaugural Guitar Pull at The Peach Music Festival was led by Scott Sharrard and featured such guest guitarists as Jake Cinninger, Steve Kimock, Stanley Jordan and Samantha Fish.
Watch The Infamous Stringdusters’ Andy Hall sit-in with The String Cheese Incident who also brought out guitarist Scott Sharrard Friday at The Peach Music Festival.
Guitarist Scott Sharrard sat-in with The String Cheese Incident at The Capitol Theatre on Monday night.
Gov’t Mule’s special guests at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans included Robert Randolph, Eric McFadden, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Scott Sharrard, Smoky Greenwell and The Levee Horns.
- Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Among Scott Sharrard's Guests For 'At Fillmore East' Celebration In Brooklyn
Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Rob Compa and Jaimoe were among those who participated in Scott Sharrard’s salute to The Allman Brothers Band’s ‘At Fillmore East’ on Wednessday night.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Prince, Amy Helm, Billy Gibbons, John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Carl Broemel, Scott Sharrard, Particle, Mountain Man, Adam’s House Cat and The Artisanals.
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About Scott Sharrard
Well crafted grooves with a lot of soul…Scott Sharrard is one of the best blue eyed soul singers we’ve heard in yearsâ¦Americaâs answer to Lewis Taylor.
Dusty Groove America
“One of the best young guitar players to come out in years.”
“Sharrard is the next Eric Clapton or Mike Bloomfield”
Indianapolis Star Tribune
“Sharrard is an incredible lead vocalist and guitarist”
Ron Scott, NY. Amsterdam News
“One of the best guitarists in the countryâ¦danceable soul grooves that support a lyrical journey.”
Larry Flick, Billboard Magazine
âImagine the Soulful, Funky, Rock of Prince and Lenny Kravitz combined with the confessional ballads of Coldplay and fused with the virtuosic guitar styles of Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton, and youâll start to understand the sonic landscape that is the music of Scott Sharrard.â?
Putnam County News, NY
Scott was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan into a family steeped in the arts. His father was a folk/rock musician who then went on to teaching radio and film production, while his mother was an aspiring artist. At the age of 10, Scott picked up one of his fatherâs guitars and began learning Rhythm and Blues and Folk songs while accompanying his father. What started as a passing interest quickly became an obsession, and soon Scott began spending all his time developing his craft.
The family finally settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Scott was accepted into the acclaimed Milwaukee High School of the Arts. By day, Scott studied and performed with the schoolâs modern jazz ensemble; interpreting the works of Miles Davis and Coltrane, performing with guest professors like Kenny Barron, Joshua Redman, and Roy Hargrove and earning several awards for his performances.
By night, Scott, at the age of 16, was a blues guitar âgunslingerâ? and journeyman musician; performing with the likes of Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrixâs drummer) and Melvin Rhyne (Wes Montgomeryâs organist). Eventually he formed his own band, âThe Chesterfields Kingsâ?, with some of the Midwestâs best musicians.
Shortly after graduating from the High School of the Arts and receiving national recognition as one of the best guitarists in the Country as a finalist at the Memphis King Biscuit Blues Festival, at the age of 19, Scott made the move to New York City. Arriving in New York, Scott immediately began performing with a new line up of his own band, now dubbed âThe Chesterfieldsâ?. They independently produced and released two albums (1998âs The Chesterfields and in 2001, Henry Street Soul) to wide critical acclaim. The band received strong college radio airplay and performed and toured at a wide array of East Coast and Midwest clubs, theaters, and festivals. They also opened shows for such artists as Dr. John and Midnight Oil and received critical praise from Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Billboard Magazine, Russ Titlemen, and Ahmet Ertegun. During this time, Scott built a solid reputation as a freelance guitarist, vocalist, producer, and composer; working with a variety of artists such as: P. Diddy, Marshall Crenshaw, Cornelius Bumpus, Lew Soloff, Michael Powers, Matt Wilson, Jerry Vivino, Grant Green Jr., Katy Pfaffl, Brian Charette, and many others, performing all styles from Hip-Hop to Blues to Modern Jazz.
Umphrey’s McGee honors Eddie Money with “Two Tickets To Paradise” in Charlottesville.
- Eric Clapton Joins Peter Frampton On 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' & Performs Acoustic Set At Crossroads
Eric Clapton joined Peter Frampton on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and also delivered an acoustic set at the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.