Scott Sharrard Band, Heath Green & The Makeshifters at The Nick
Scott Sharrard Band - Blues, Soul, Rock from NYC
Scott Sharrard / Guitarist, Singer, Writer, and Musical Director for Gregg Allman.
Scott began his music career in Wisconsin in the early ’90′s. He spent his teenage years attending Milwaukee’s prestigious High School of The Arts by day, while playing in clubs and touring by night. During that time, he played with local blues legends the Stokes, Willie Higgins, and Harvey Scales, as well as such international blues and jazz luminaries as Buddy Miles, Melvin Rhyne, and Clyde Stubblefield.
After rising to the top of the local circuit by the age of 19, Scott moved to New York City with his band, The Chesterfields. They recorded and released three albums, toured nationally, and were mentored by Ahmet Ertegun and recieved critical praise from the likes of Russ Titlemen, Rob Thomas, and Dr. John. The band also garnered rave reviews from Billboard Magazine, USA Today and many other national publications. The band disolved in 2002 and Scott then embarked on his career as a solo artist. From 2002-2008, Scott released three albums (Dawnbreaker, Analog/Monolog, and Ante Up) to critical acclaim.
In the Fall of 2008, Scott joined the Gregg Allman Band as a touring guitarist, being hailed as “Gregg Allman’s secret weapon” by Glide magazine. Scott has developed a close musical relationship with Allman over the last 7 years and he now serves as Musical Director for the Gregg Allman Band. Allman can also be heard covering Scott’s song (from 2012’s Brickyard Band album) “Love Like Kerosene” and there are plans to include it on his next solo album.
Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band, released their self titled debut in 2012 and embarked on a national tour soon after. Their new album is now in the works with a 2015 release date to be announced.
Over the years, Scott has also performed with such artists as The Allman Brothers, Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Jennifer Johns, Marshall Crenshaw, Kelley Hunt, Katy Pfaffl, Brian Charette, and Jay Collins & The Kings County Band.
Heath Green & The Makeshifters - Rock N Roll from Birmingham AL
- Heath Green & The Makeshifters is a group of incredible deep-feel musicians hailing from Birmingham, Alabama.
The band is fronted by Heath Green, a singer who bears the Eddie Hinton mantle as much as anyone living does. The Makeshifters’ heavy sound has been compared to Leon Russell and The Shelter People, Humble Pie, and Joe Cocker.
Heath Green & The Makeshifters’ self-titled debut album will be released early 2017 on Alive Naturalsound records.
As a longtime fixture on the Birmingham music scene through groups like Mudpie and Fishergreen, Heath Green has carved out a reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers around, combining gritty storytelling born out of the dirt and red clay of his home state with an electric delivery that’s on par with the best soul men of the modern era. And nowhere is that more clear than in this riveting new band The Makeshifters. Featuring the blistering fretwork of Jody Nelson from local indie rock savants Through the Sparks, along with longtime collaborators Jason Lucia and Greg Slamen holding down the rhythm section. It's a wild mash-up of low slung blues/funk, Black Sabbath guitar licks, and scorched earth howls. One of the best kept secrets on the Magic City music scene; Heath Green & The Makeshifters is Kind of like lightning in a bottle, but with more fire.
Dig in and hold on tight, it’s about to get hot around here.
The Makeshifters are Bringing Rock N Roll Back!!