SCOTT SHARRARD spent nearly a decade as lead guitarist and bandleader to the late Gregg Allman.Their partnership included the Sharrard-penned “Love Like Kerosene,” which Allman covered 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, “My Only True Friend” – co-written by Sharrard and Allman – earned a GRAMMY nomination for Americana Song of the Year.
The singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and arranger earlier released three albums with The Chesterfields before embarking on a series of solo efforts. The Milwaukee native’s latest, “Saving Grace,” was delivered in 2018.
“Despite all of the Allman comparisons, Sharrard has his own voice. The beauty of the album, and no doubt the source of his talent as a side man, is that he knows how to selectively insert the licks and ticks of others without losing his voice as an artist. Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman fans will want to hear this album, which features Allman’s final original song, but anyone who enjoys guitar-driven rock, soul, and blues will appreciate Saving Grace.”