"Well crafted grooves with a lot of soul...Scott Sharrard is one of the best blue eyed soul singers we've heard in years."
-Dusty Groove America (dustygrooves.com)
“Imagine the Soulful, Funky, Rock of Prince and Lenny Kravitz combined with the confessional ballads of Coldplay and fused with the virtuosic guitar styles of Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton, and you’ll start to understand the sonic landscape that is the music of Scott Sharrard.”
-Putnam County News, NY
"One of the best young guitar players to come out in years."
"Sharrard is the next Eric Clapton or Mike Bloomfield."
-Indianapolis Star Tribune
"Sharrard is an incredible lead vocalist and guitarist."
-Ron Scott, NY. Amsterdam News
"One of the best guitarists in the country... danceable soul grooves that support a lyrical journey."
-Larry Flick, Billboard Magazine
“I don’t know which genre I love him more-blues, rock, soul or pop…he sounds an accomplished star in any of them. Scott Sharrard is one of those few who remind us there’s only one “genre”- the Music.”
-Paul Bondarovski, Midnight Special Blues Radio
"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
ANTE UP Liner Notes:
Scott Sharrard AnteUp
1. Put Your Soul Records On
3. 8 Days On The Road
4.Losing Faith In You
5. All Day Sucker
7. In The Right Place
8. It Makes No Difference
Produced by Scott Sharrard & Charles A. Martinez
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by CAM
Recording Assistant: Eric Cronstein
Recorded Live on August 25th & 26th, 2008 at Ante Up Studios, Cleveland, Ohio.
Scott Sharrard: Guitar & Vocals
Jeff Hanley: Bass
Diego Voglino: Drums (Backing vocals on track 1)
Jay Collins: Horn arrangements, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones & Backing Vocals
Chuck McKinnon: Trumpet
Brian Charette: B-3 Organ
(Horns & backing vocals tracked at Audio Paint, NYC, B-3 Organ tracked at Bushwick Studios, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 2008)
Photography By Todd Chalfant
Graphic Design By Tom Beckham
Special thanks to Frank Piazza, Michael Seifert & Hot Sauce Williams