Scott Sheriff, Carrie Underwood

Scott Sheriff Carrie Underwood keyboard player

Scott Sheriff is the go-to keys maestro for the excepetional Carrie Underwood. He is also a busy session / studio musician and arranger,  and also has his own yacht rock band, amongst other projects. We talk about all of this and more in this episode.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Scott’s musical upbringing

The fascination of MTV and transcribing songs

Airplay – Cryin’ All Night

Working for David Foster

Discussion of David Foster’s work

Attending Berklee College of Music

Working as an in-house demo recorder and arranger

Working with the band Allies 

Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

Joining Steven Curtis Chapman

Scott playing live with Steven Curtis Chapman (1992)

Scott playing live with Steve Curtis Chapman (2002)

Joining Kenny Loggins as keyboard player and ending up MD

Scott playing live with Kenny Loggins

Shem von Schroeck

Joining Carrie Underwood

Scott playing with Carrie Underwood on the Howard Stern Show (2023)

Rehearsal process for a Carrie Underwood tour

Scott playing with Carrie Underwood on The Today Show (2023)

The similarities and differences with playing on TV

Approach to playing keys within a tightly scheduled / sequenced show

Scott’s Hammond and Roland-centric rig

Scott’s initial thoughts on the Roland V-Accordion

Scott’s Train Wreck story

Scott’s Twelve Against Nature Steely Dan tribute band

“The Second Arrangement”- Steely Dan’s lost (erased) Gaucho track – International Dan Collective

Scott’s band Yacht’s Landing

Scott live on Australian TV with Carrie Underwood

Tag a Keyboard Player: Dave Richardson and Jamie Hosmer (Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns) and the amazing Michael Whittaker

Desert Island Discs: A Trick of the Tail – Genesis, Jarreau – Al Jarreau, The Nightfly – Donald Fagen, An Evening With Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic, Mecca for Moderns – The Manhattan Transfer.

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