Monthly Archives: April 2013

Devon Allman Interview & Note

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Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Devon Allman is fresh off a tour of Australia with his Grammy nominated band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and he’s also just released his first album under his own name. During the interview you’ll hear samples from the album which, in my opinion, are honest, well crafted and well executed. He combines rock energy with mature themes, and demonstrates a gift for melody and a way with words.

With such a pedigree comparisons are always drawn by some, but with this album Devon proves he is a musical force be with reckoned with on his own terms

I caught Devon as he was literally on the road and the interview might give you the feeling that you’re along for the ride.

file: https://talking2musicians.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/t2m-devon-allman-podcast-interview.mp3


 

Live Aid Concert which happened when Devon was 13, we spoke about this during the interview.  NOTE: this LIVE AID is a playlist, after you hit play, you can skip through the concert to see different groups — use the button right after the play button.

The great Curtis Mayfied playing Devon’s favorite song, Move On Up

The great Dizzy Gillespie with whom Ron Holloway played

Boz Scaggs mentioned by Devon during the interview

Scott Sharrard Interview & Note

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Scott Sharrard is New York based guitarist, singer & songwriter. For the past several years has been the guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band. Glide Magazine called him Gregg Allman’s secret weapon, but to those in the know, the secret has been out for a while, the great Levon Helm was an early and enthusiastic mentor, and even Dr. John extended a helpful hand along the way.

Scott does a great job for Gregg Allman, but he is very much an artist in his own right, as you’ll hear. As a singer he moves effortlessly from R&B, to soul, blues, and Rock with genuine conviction and emotional depth. As a guitarist he demonstrates equally impressive skills, with explosive high energy blues, driving rock, & tasteful R&B licks with a hint of jazz.

file: https://talking2musicians.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/t2m-podcast-interview-scott-sharrard.mp3


Brian Charette mentioned by Scott

Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Tenor Saxophone  mentioned by Scott, played & arranged horns on Scott’s CD

Cornell Dupree one of Scott’s musical heroes

Magic Sam mentioned in interview, one of Scott’s major influences  —

Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (Chuck Berry) 1987  mentioned by Scott in the interview

interview with Scott Sharrard singer/songwriter & guitarist with the Gregg Allman Band

Scott Sharrard is New York based guitarist, singer & songwriter.  For the past several years has been the guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band.  Glide Magazine called him Gregg Allman’s secret weapon, but to those in the know, the secret has been out for a while, the great Levon Helm was an early and enthusiastic mentor, and even Dr. John extended a helpful hand along the way.

Scott does a great job for Gregg Allman, but he is very much an artist in his own right, as you’ll hear. As a singer he moves effortlessly from R&B, to soul, blues, and Rock with genuine conviction and emotional depth.  As a guitarist he demonstrates equally impressive skills, with explosive high energy blues, driving rock, & tasteful R&B licks with a hint of jazz.

 

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