Live Concert Photography: Scott Sharrad and the Brickyard Band and Jaimoe’s Jassz Band
March 1, 2015
Last night, my buddy Howie and I braved a light dusting of snow, which quickly turned into sleet to head to the JOVM unofficial home office, Brooklyn Bowl, to catch Scott Sharrad and the Brickyard Band and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, which featured some of the most accomplished musicians I’ve ever seen live. And that’s no small feat; in fact, both acts share connections to The Allman Brothers Band or to other members of the legendary band. For example, Scott Sharrad may be best known as the guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band; however, he also is the frontperson of his own group, The Brickyard Band whose sound possess elements of soul, blues, rock and jazz that naturally channels the Allmans.
Jaimoe is the one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, a member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His own solo project, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band’s sound possesses elements of blues, R&B, jazz (obviously) and rock and their repertoire includes more soulful and jammy interpretations of classic and familiar songs – including Allman songs such as “Jessica” and “Sweet Melissa” – and their own originals, which nod to Jaimoe’s past as a member of the Allmans.
Both bands played to a rather sparse crowd and with such a big room, it makes a sparse crowd seem – somehow sparser and sadder. Of course with the weather and perhaps because of the day, it may have been expected on a certain level.
Check out some photos from the show below.
Scott Sharrad and the Brickyard Band
Alan Paul, the author of One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band was also there to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his book. He served as the night’s informal emcee and stayed around for a book sighing.
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: