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Scott Sharrard

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Scott Sharrard in conversation with Rita Ryan of LocalMotion 5.11.22

LocalMotion on 91.3 WVKR

Scott Sharrard in conversation with Rita Ryan of LocalMotion 5.11.22

48mins

12 May 2022

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Rock n Roll Grad School #60 Little Feat's Scott Sharrard

Rock 'n' Roll Grad School

This week we're talking with Scott Sharrard, guitarist with the great Little Feat. Before joining the band, Scott served as the musical director for Gregg Allman, so you know he's got the chops. We talked about his history with the band, both as a fan first and then as a member, as well as difficult first shows to play.Little Feat starts a new tour celebrating the 45th anniversary of Waiting for Columbus, on March 4th. For more information, check out their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. And to learn more about Scott and to pick up some of his other work, you can check out his website. Hoy hoy!

27mins

23 Feb 2022

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Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Scott is no stranger to big stages, as he was Gregg Allman's guitarist and musical director until his death, and is now the newest member of Little Feat. An incredible guitarist and singer, Sharrard's musical journey started long before his time with these venerable bands. Greg and Scott get into the details!2:36 - Scott’s home and creative anchor: The Rust Belt, and musical influence of Southern Roots music10:36 - Growing up with a singer-songwriter father, records and guitars scattered around the house, and the support of loving parents18:14 - The love of Roots music, Guitar Gods Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix, and the true lessons taken from arguably the greatest generation of guitar players35:24 - Scott’s transition to New York, and his plan to make music happen amidst a difficult cultural and political background42:02 - Scott’s connection with Gregg Allman and Peter Frampton, and the glory of The Alllman Brothers and Humble Pie60:30 - Scott’s time with The Allman brothers - challenges and successes Total Length: 85:57Fishman Dedicated to helping musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug-in. Wildwood Guitars One of the world’s premier retailers of exceptional electric and acoustic guitars.

1hr 25mins

8 Jul 2021

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Scott Sharrard and his incredible music.

The Art Inside the Craft

This episode I talk with the incredible guitar player, singer songwriter, and all around interesting person, Scott Sharrard.  Scott may be best known for his work with Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, and the many years that he spent as guitar player, co writer, and band leader for Gregg. He was with Allman through the final stages of his life and takes the listeners through that time and the recording of Gregg's final album, Southern Blood. Scott also has a number of solo albums with his own band, The Scott Sharrard Band, and during our conversation reveals that his next album will have a heavy Americana feel.  Scott was also asked to be a member of the legendary Little Feat and will be out on the road with them as soon as touring opens back up.  I, like Scott, have been a life long fan of Little Feat and I can't think of anyone else more qualified, or deserving to take up the guitar mantle and bring that Little Feat sound to life. Visit Scotts website to keep up to date with Scotts various projects. Visit my sponsor Pure Mountain Coffee and enter coupon taitc and receive 15% off on all orders over $25. Follow my photography at Black Cat Bone Productions on Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/artinsidethecraft/message

1hr 9mins

21 May 2021

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Scott Sharrard in Conversation with Rita Ryan of LocalMotion

LocalMotion on 91.3 WVKR

Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman, Little Feat) in Conversation with Rita Ryan of LocalMotion  5.12.21

58mins

12 May 2021

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The Scott Sharrard Interview

The Jake Feinberg Show

Multi-dimensional guitarist talks about surviving as a musician during the pandemic, his musical roots and possibilities for the road ahead. 

1hr 40mins

24 Mar 2021

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Guitarist Scott Sharrard (Little Feat, Gregg Allman Band) Interview

Joe Kelley Radio

Scott Sharrard is an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his own including three with his first band, The Chesterfields, followed by three solo albums and, most recently, the eponymous release by his current band, Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band, in 2013. In 2020, Sharrard was announced as a new member of Little Feat following the death of Paul Barrere.www.scottsharrard.comwww.joekelleyradio.com

25mins

28 Feb 2021

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Episode 40 Scott Sharrard (Solo artist, Greg Allman Band, Little Feat)

The Riff Raff with Shane Theriot

My guest today is Scott Sharrard, a great singer, guitarist and songwriter who hails from Michigan but could also have easily have been raised in the Delta. Scott is probably best known for being a long time member of Gregg Allman's band but as of late has also joined the legendary Little Feat.In this episode he tells us about how he got the gig with Greg Allman, playing Duane Allmans legendary Les Paul, joining Little Feat, songwriting, teaching and much more!Find Scott online at his website hereLittle Feat click hereTrue Fire Courses Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-riff-raff-with-shane-theriot/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

58mins

18 Jan 2021

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Live From Flat V - Scott Sharrard

Josh Smith's Live From Flat V Studios

Live From Flat V interview with Scott Sharrard.

1hr 38mins

9 Jan 2021

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Scott Sharrard - Souther Roots Licks & Creative Approaches Guitar Lessons, Performance & Interview

TrueFire Live: Guitar Lessons + Q&As

Scott Sharrard talks about his Souther Roots Licks & Creative Approaches guitar lessons available on TrueFire, performs, and answers questions. To learn more and watch the video from this live session, please visit truefire.com/live.About Scott:Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader to the late Gregg Allman. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up with the rock icon.It’s a mission that resumes with “Saving Grace,” Sharrard’s fifth [or sixth?] album -- and his first since Allman’s death.“Gregg had a pure passion and heart,” Sharrard says of his friend, “especially when it came to being a musician. That authenticity and dedication is a daily inspiration, and I will always carry that with me onstage and in the studio.”“Saving Grace,” with the blues at its core, bears a distinctly southern spirit, seamlessly assimilating the sounds of American roots music that Sharrard has long embraced. Sessions took place in Memphis and at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Half the album employs the Hi Rhythm Section, the other The Swampers of Muscle Shoals.“These guys are legends and heroes of ours who have played on so many life-changing records,” Sharrard says. “This record was steeped in the best the South has to offer. We cut the rhythm section and lead vocals all live on the floor, direct to tape. Old school. We let the songs and the band speak. We also had some of the best barbecue and soul food you could ever imagine, and a lot of laughs and good times with our heroes. How can you lose?”‘All those cats schooled me…’Sharrard’s travels to the heart of the American South began in his native Milwaukee. He was born December 28, 1976 – the day his hero Freddie King died – and was a club fixture in Brewtown long before he could legally take a drink.“Milwaukee at that time was an oasis for a whole group of musical masters,” Sharrard recalls. “Mel Rhyne, Buddy Miles, Hubert Sumlin, Luther Allison, Clyde Stubblefield… They were our local bar bands! All those cats schooled me in different ways, backstage, on gigs and at jams.”Sharrard was 15 when his father took him to a local blues joint called the Up and Under Pub. There he sat in with singer/guitarist (and local one-named legend) Stokes, who would become his mentor. Another was powerhouse “Chitlin’ Circuit” singer and guitarist Willie Higgins.Sharrard soon graduated to occasional dates in Chicago, with tutelage coming via jams alongside two fabled Muddy Waters sidemen, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and pianist Pinetop Perkins.Big Apple, not Big EasyThen came a chance 1996 move to New York City. The 20-year-old Sharrard, eager to bolt Milwaukee, had his mind on New Orleans. But his friend Sean Dixon, with whom he had a band called The Chesterfields, had found a rent-controlled apartment in the East Village.“That settled it,” Sharrard remembers with a laugh. “I became a New York City resident for the first time. My next-door neighbor was Allen Ginsberg, who was already one of my literary heroes at that time. I used to eat at Mee’s Chinese restaurant sitting across from Allen. It was our corner restaurant with a cheap dinner special. He’d always order the ginger fish and write! … It was like a dream, really. All those giant buildings spreading into infinity. It was so overwhelming.”Sharrard had been in the Big Apple but a year when he met iconic Atlantic Records executive Ahmet Ertegun, who mentored The Chesterfields and gave the young guitar-slinger some sage advice.“Ahmet told me that you must do it all – and well – if you want to survive as a musician,” Sharrard remembers. “He told me to get it all together: writing, singing, producing, playing, arranging. He convinced me to work twice as hard because around 2000 he saw the end of the music business as we knew it. He felt no one was around to support artists like back in the heyday of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.”The Chesterfields cut three albums and toured nationally before Sharrard began to chart his own course. A series of releases followed, including “Dawnbreaker” (2005), “Analog/Monolog” (2008) and “Ante Up” (2009).Ertegun wasn’t the only legend with Sharrard on his radar back then: The young guitarist also forged a relationship with Levon Helm – performing with The Band drummer about a dozen times, including his final gig just before his death in April of 2012.Sharrard remains close with Helm’s daughter, Amy, and a host of other artists on the Woodstock scene.Preparation meets opportunityIt was through Amy’s then-husband, multi-instrumentalist Jay Collins – already a member of Allman’s band – that Sharrard embarked on the collaboration of a lifetime. In the fall of 2008, Sharrard began a nearly decade-long run with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.“I grew up on the music of the Allman Brothers,” says Sharrard. “I consider first hearing them to be the ‘Big Bang’ moment for me as a pre-teen. I’ve always been chasing what I like to call ‘Real Rock and Roll,’ a blend of blues, jazz, soul, country and folk – with the central goal being to create an original sound of your own. In that respect, working with Gregg just solidified everything I’ve believed since I was a kid.”Sharrard joined the Gregg Allman Band as a touring guitarist and later became Musical Director.The fruitful partnership ended with the 69-year-old Allman’s death on May 27, 2017. But not before Allman covered Sharrard’s “Love Like Kerosene” on 2015’s “Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA,” and again on Allman’s eighth and final solo album, the posthumous, GRAMMY-nominated “Southern Blood” (Rounder Records, 2017).Another “Southern Blood” track, the unforgettable farewell “My Only True Friend” – co-written by Sharrard and Allman – earned a GRAMMY nomination for Americana Song of the Year.Sharrard’s deep respect for Allman factored heavily into the 2018 release date for “Saving Grace.” Tracking was completed in December of 2016. But Sharrard – knowing Allman’s health was failing and that “Southern Blood” would be his last hurrah – chose to delay its unveiling.He’s now begun a new chapter with an album he consciously wanted to summarize the last 20 years of his work – and one that showcases the totality of his artistry: as guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and bandleader.In short, he says, it’s rock n’ roll rooted in everything else.“I basically have a rock ’n’ roll band,” Sharrard explains. “When I was growing up, I loved bands like Little Feat, Led Zeppelin and the Allmans. They would explore so many styles and experiment. That’s something I have always tried to embrace, and that’s how I want to present my music today. This is what I tried to do with Gregg. Now I’m continuing that as a solo artist.”Scott has recently joined the legendary band Little Feat as a guitarist/vocalist. He will be releasing his 6th solo album in Spring 2020.

1hr 17mins

4 Sep 2020

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