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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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Interview with Jimmy Herring part one

Jimmy Herring is one of the world’s premier progressive rock guitarists.  In this wide-ranging one hour  interview he shares his thoughts on music and his musical influences — from  John Scofield, Jimmy Smith, and chicken pickers, to his favorite Howlin’ Wolf song, and lots more.

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Interview with Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band

As a 2012 recipient of a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Jaimoe needs no introduction. He has been a beloved figure on the music scene for over four decades, as a veteran of the R&B circuit with Otis Redding, Percy Sledge and Joe Tex, and as a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and the critically acclaimed band Sea Level.

In late 2011 his Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band released Renaissance Man (Lil’Johnieboy Records, 2011), an album that is generating well-deserved praise and a lot of buzz.  We talk about his band, Otis Redding, his friendship with Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Clapton and much more.

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Interview with Chuck Leavell after his Grammy Award for Lieftime Achievement

In 2012 I caught up with  Chuck again after he received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and released Back To The Woods, his tribute CD to the early blues piano players with guest appearances by John Mayer and Keith Richards.

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Interview with Jerry Jemmott, the Groovemaster Part 1

Part 1

Jerry Jemmott’s bass is the foundation of B.B. King’s career defining hit, “The Thrill is Gone.” He was in the studio with Duane Allman and Wilson Pickett recording “Hey Jude,” a track that was instrumental in launching Duane’s musical career; and they were together again for Herbie Mann’s Push Push (Atlantic, 1971), Duane’s first and only jazz sessions, and the last full album he recorded prior to his death. He was also there on December 13, 1968, when Mike Bloomfield called an unknown Johnny Winter, up onstage at the Fillmore East—a Friday the 13th that turned out to be Winter’s lucky day.

Jemmott was with singer Aretha Franklin when she conquered San Francisco’s hippie community at the Fillmore West in March of 1971.

Jerry Jemmott’s blues credits are truly remarkable: in addition to B.B. King, Freddie King, Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Otis Rush, Johnny Winter, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks, there’s his legendary association with Cornell Dupree, Bernard Purdie, and King Curtis. And of course there’s his collaboration with Jaco Pastorius.

In this extensive interview Jerry Jemmott speaks about all this, as well as his wide ranging session work for Atlantic Records, and his current gig with blues/rock legend Gregg Allman.

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JERRY JEMMOTT – THE GROOVEMASTER part two

PART TWO

Jerry Jemmott’s groove is the bedrock of B.B. King’s career defining hit, “The Thrill is Gone.” He was in the studio with Duane Allman and Wilson Pickett recording “Hey Jude,” a track that was instrumental in launching Duane’s musical career; and they were together again for Herbie Mann’s Push Push (Atlantic, 1971), Duane’s first and only jazz sessions, and the last full album he recorded prior to his death. He was also there on December 13, 1968, when Mike Bloomfield called an unknown Johnny Winter, up onstage at the Fillmore East—a Friday the 13th that turned out to be Winter’s lucky day.

Jemmott was with singer Aretha Franklin when she conquered San Francisco’s hippie community at the Fillmore West in March of 1971.

Jerry Jemmott’s blues credits are truly remarkable: in addition to B.B. King, Freddie King, Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Otis Rush, Johnny Winter, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks, there’s his legendary association with Cornell Dupree, Bernard Purdie, and King Curtis. And of course there’s his collaboration with Jaco Pastorius.

In this extensive interview Jerry Jemmott speaks about all this, as well as his wide ranging session work for Atlantic Records, and his current gig with blues/rock legend Gregg Allman.

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Chuck Leavell – Career Retrospective Interview

Chuck Leavell is one of the world’s premier blues rock pianists—a veteran musician who has recorded and toured with many of the best-known names in the business. He is perhaps best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Black Crowes, and his legendary years with the Allman Brothers Band in the ’70s.

He’s a phenomnal musician who’s been part of so much musical history.  In 2008 Chuck did an extensive career retrospective interview with me for All About Jazz.

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