"Sharrard is the next Eric Clapton or Mike Bloomfield." -Indianapolis Star Tribune
"One of the best guitarists in the country." -Larry Flick, Billboard Magazine
"Sharrard's slide work evoked the Allmans' signature sound, his playing was multifaceted, incorporating subtle volume swells, Memphis-tinged double stops and classic B.B. King licks." -Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
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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 Scott's 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, and Jay Collins & The Kings County Band.
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