Set the scene: dimly lit Edison bulbs, tasty bites and fantastic music. On April 27, Still Partners—that funky music loving gastro pub on Sea Cliff Avenue that hosts some of the best music on Long Island—is having an extra special night. Scott Sharrard, an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band, is stopping in to rock the Still Partners stage.
A prolific songwriter and talented singer, Sharrard 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.
Born and raised in Michigan, Sharrard often cites his father, also a guitarist and singer-songwriter, as his earliest influence. He began his musical career studying jazz at the prestigious High School for the Arts in Milwaukee, WI, during the day and earning his stripes by playing and singing with local and visiting greats such as
Clyde Stubblefield, Willie Higgins, Harvey Scales, Buddy Miles, Luther Alison and Hubert Sumlin by night.
Sharrard has played lead guitar and sang in the Gregg Allman Band since 2008 after auditioning by sitting in with the Allman Brothers Band at a show in Camden, NJ. To date, two of Scott’s original songs have been performed by the Gregg Allman Band, including “Endless Road” and “Love Like Kerosene”
The show at Still Partners starts at 8:30 p.m. Dinner seating is first come, first served. Tickets available at Still Partners, 225 Sea Cliff Ave. or from www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2874065.