Scott Sharrard Interview & Note
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.
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