About Equinox III
Guitarist Scott Sharrard headlines Equinox III at the Legendary Arrowhead Ranch on Saturday, September 19 at 4PM ET
The 3rd Annual Equinox Festival celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of the beautiful fall season in the majestic Catskill Mountains. This outdoor, socially distanced campground getaway features a farmer’s market, yoga, gong meditation, art, and musical performances.
The sold-out festival is offering music lovers the chance to catch Saturday’s festivities featuring The Scott Sharrard Band, Reckoning, and The Electrix. Donations will benefit musicians and music industry workers through the auspices of Sweet Relief.
Get ready to jam out from home while also having the opportunity to donate to a good cause. Music and giving back are good for the soul!
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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 Michigan native’s latest, the top 10 Billboard blues charting solo effort and widely critically acclaimed “Saving Grace,” was delivered in 2018.
Scott is currently working on his 6th solo album with longtime producing partner and Grammy-winning engineer, Charlie Martinez. The album is set for a Fall 2020 release.
In addition to touring all over the USA and the world with his band, Scott is the newest member of the legendary Rock and Roll Band Little Feat, stepping in after the passing of Paul Barrere back in November 2019. They plan to collaborate on more shows and a possible new album in 2020.
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One of Long Island’s original Grateful Dead bands, and founding member of the Equinox Festival at Arrowhead, Reckoning reflects the songs of the Grateful Dead by exploring new musical innovations. Each show is unique and performed with passion, joy, sadness and bliss.
They express emotions through improvisation while breathing new life into timeless classics. Reckoning began in 1990 on Long Island, NY and has played over 2,000 shows at festivals, theaters, clubs, weddings and parties in the Northeast area.
Expanding the mind, body and spirit are members:
Charlie Mirro – Guitar, Guitar Synth & Vocals, Bob Laino – Guitar & Vocals,
Rich Hutchinson – Keys & Vocals, Jeff Goldstein – Bass, William “Buzz” Abelson – drums
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The Electrix is a group of accomplished musicians, each with a lifetime of diverse experience in the music field. The Electrix are known as one of the leading jam bands in New York, covering all of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, NYC and more, performing heir renditions of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers classics, other related genres of music, and original compositions.
The Electrix weave in and out of intense jams with an incredible amount of enthusiasm and feeling, adding their own interpretation and style. The Electrix have had the opportunity to share the stage and perform together with such notables as the late drummer Levon Helm (The Band), the late fiddle player Vassar Clements (Old & in the Way), pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage (The New Riders of the Purple Sage).
The Electrix have opened for The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The David Nelson Band, Railroad Earth, The Robbie Krieger Band, Commander Cody and have been involved in shows with Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Rowan, Umphrey’s McGee, David Gans and the late Dick Latvala.
Formed in 1995, The Electrix have established themselves with repeat performances in some of the most popular and biggest festivals such as The Great South Bay Music Festival, The Oysterfest, The Riverhead Blues Festival, Bradstock, Cedar Beach Music Festival, Dead Of Winter Show, Jerry Jam, Alive after Five and have played in a wide variety of venues – 89 North, Brickhouse Brewery, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, BB King’s, Sunset Grill, KJ Farrell’s, Teddy’s, Sullivan Hall, Uncle Mike’s, Bitter End, Grand Victory, Knitting Factory, American Beauty, Arlene’s Grocery, and many more all over the Long Island and NYC areas, and Mexicali Live in New Jersey.
The Electrix also perform as The Acoustix, an acoustic trio version of the band, with a bluegrass sound and repertoire.