Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band
October 11, 2017 · Wednesday * 8pm * $20 Seated/$15 Standing
Scott Sharrard, Gregg Allman’s former musical director and co-writer of “My Only True Friend” from Allman’s latest “Southern Blood” release, joins us at The Blue Note Grill, marking his solo band’s first appearance in the state of North Carolina.
I know all about guitar players-I’ve seen the very best-and Scott Sharrard is the perfect guitarist for my band. He understands that you don’t need to play just for the sake of playing; Scott isn’t one of those guys who thinks they get paid by the note. He never steps on the vocals, and he leaves plenty of room for everyone else to do their thing, but when it’s time to solo, Scott delivers, boy
— Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman’s secret weapon.
— Glide Magazine
“Sharrard is the next Eric Clapton or Mike Bloomfield.”
— Indianapolis Star Tribune
Born in Michigan and raised throughout the Midwestern “Rust Belt”, Scott Sharrard began his career in music when his family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early ‘90’s. Scott spent his teenage years attending Milwaukee’s prestigious High School of The Arts by day while spending his nights playing in clubs and touring with local blues legends like Stokes, Willie Higgins and Harvey Scales and with such international blues and jazz luminaries as Buddy Miles, Melvin Rhyne, and Clyde Stubblefield.
After rising to the top of the local circuit and at the tender age of 19, Scott and his band The Chesterfields moved to New York City with their innovative sound rooted in classic Soul, Blues, and Rock. The band flourished in New York, powered by Scotts lead vocals, guitar work, and original compositions. They recorded and released 3 albums, toured nationally, and received support and encouragement from people like Ahmet Ertegun, Russ Titlemen, Rob Thomas, and Dr. John. The Chesterfields broke up in 2003 and Scott finally went solo, releasing 2 albums to critical acclaim and touring and showcasing in NYC and L.A. He recorded and released his newest solo album “Ante Up” in 2008 and continues to tour and showcase with his live band.
As a sideman and guitarist, Scott is currently best known for his work as a member of The Gregg Allman Band. He has also performed with such artists as: The Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Jennifer Johns, Marshall Crenshaw, Kelley Hunt, Katy Pfaffl, Brian Charette, and Jay Collins & The Kings County Band.
Scott Sharrard – Vocals/Guitar
Brett Bass- Bass
Eric Finland – Organ/Keys
Moses Patrou – Drums/Percussion/Vocals