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

Available For Media Interviews Ahead of October Tour Dates

October promises to be an exciting month for Scott Sharrard, the musical director and lead guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band. In addition to providing his continued support for the recent release of Gregg’s final studio album, Southern Blood, Scott will be making a series of October concert appearances in North Carolina and Georgia.

On October 14th, Scott will lead the Gregg Allman Band – reunited for the first time in nearly a year – for a special appearance during the Laid Back Festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta. Ga. Gregg’s touring band, which backed the music legend on the recording of Southern Blood at FAME Studio’s in Muscle Shoals, will be joined on stage by Devon Allman, Gregg’s son. Scott, Devon and the GA Band will be performing Southern Blood in its entirety and they will also be doing some selected Allman favorites.

Prior to the Laid Back Festival, Scott and his own Brickyard Band will be making their first-ever appearances in North Carolina and in Macon. Durham’s Blue Note Grill will be the location for the North Carolina show on October 11, while Macon’s Cox Capital Theater will play host to Scott and the Brickyard Band on October 12. Along with the live performance by the Brickyard Band, the Macon event will also be highlighted by the debut of a film featuring Scott performing an acoustic set of Gregg’s music. Filmed in an intimate club New York setting shortly after Gregg’s passing, Scott shares some of Gregg’s memorable works as well as stories from their 10 years of working together. The film was produced by Red Hawk Films, which has recently released the highly-acclaimed music documentary Sidemen, The Long Road To Glory.

As noted in the headline, Scott will be available for interviews during the time leading up to the tour. We will be glad to work with digital, print and radio outlets to schedule interview time with Scott. From beginning his career in the Midwest and learning from legends like Hubert Sumlin to serving as Gregg Allman’s chief lieutenant for a decade, Scott’s held a front-row seat with some of the true greats in music. Interviewers find Q&A’s with Scott to be highly insightful and from the heart.

If you would like to set up an interview with Scott or learn more about the upcoming tour, please contact us by clicking here. 

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, Washington Post

“Sharrard also co-wrote the only song penned by Allman on Southern Blood, the gorgeous, soulful opener ‘My Only True Friend,’ as autobiographical a composition as anything Gregg had written in his 50 years on the road and in the studio. For the Wisconsin-born guitarist, the development of this road-weary track carried an extra sense of gravitas when he had first brought the tune to his boss.”

__ Billboard Magazine

Previous Media Coverage & Other Links of Interest

Scott’s Q&A with One Way Out author and Allman Brothers historian Alan Paul — click here.

Rolling Stone Magazine goes inside the recording session for Southern Blood with producer Don Was, Scott and others —  click here.

Billboard Magazine’s look inside Southern Blood with observations from Don Was and Scott — click here.

Newsweek’s review of Southern Bloodclick here.

Scott’s official website — click here.

Scott’s PledgeMusic.com page for his upcoming album Saving Graceclick here.

Feature story and podcast series highlighting Scott’s recording sessions for his upcoming solo album — click here.

Scott and the Brickyard Band’s Facebook Page — click here.

Podcast: Scott Discusses Southern Blood & Celebrating Gregg Allman’s Music

(Note: Podcast material is available for download and available for use by media)

Podcast: Scott Recalls Writing ‘My One True Friend’ With Gregg Allman

(Note: Podcast material is available for download and available for use by media)

Video: Scott Sharrard Performs Acoustic Midnight Rider Tribute

(Note: The clip below from Scott’s solo acoustic performance shortly after Gregg’s passing. It is the opening to the film that will be shown in Macon on Oct. 12th.)

Video: Scott Sharrard & Gregg Allman Band Performing Live