Wayne Sharp and the Sharpshooters
July 30, 2015 · 8pm/$8
Blues/blues rock from Mississippi! Wayne got the call to join Michael Burks at Alligator Records, putting a promising solo career on hold and never looking back until Burks’ untimely passing in 2012. He began with Michael Burks in 2000 and played over 2500 shows with him from Mississippi to Minsk. During Wayne’s career with Michael Burks, they received 14 Blues Music Awards nominations on a total of 4 CDs for Alligator Records. They won two awards in 2013; Blues Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album. “Playing with Michael was really an incredible ride”….”Our music took me where every player wants to go”….”Michael never told me what to play or ever said what not to play….it don’t get any better than that”. During his tenure with Burks, he represented the United States in Rudalstadt, Germany’s “Magic Keys” World Festival playing Hammond B3 organ. He also appears on the debut and second CD released by Marqise Knox on APO Records. The second release, Here I AM, placed in the top ten songs on the B.B. King Radio Show.
Wayne’s playing Hammond B3, Key B duo, and piano. His powerful poignant maturing soul-drenched vocals leave audiences wanting for more.
He was born on the Louisiana bayous, south of New Orleans, in the small town of Houma. His love of music starts with his mother, Gardeline “Meno”. “She had an incredible ear and could play anything that she heard or imagined.” It was an older sister, Dianna, who first put his hands on the keys. He grew up listening to the grooves and melodies that were coming out of New Orleans, a great melting pot of styles in the Creole tradition.
Currently, residing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he continues writing, collaborating, arranging, touring, and keeping the BLUES alive!
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