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  • Texas Flood: A Stevie Ray Vaughan Birthday Benefit for Victims of Hurricane Harvey, featuring Scott Sharrard

    Texas Flood: A Stevie Ray Vaughan Birthday Benefit for Victims of Hurricane Harvey, featuring Scott Sharrard

    Shwizz Himself plays the Blues

    Tue, October 3, 2017

    Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $20 ADV // $25 Day of Show

    This event is 21 and over

    Scott Sharrard
    Scott Sharrard
    Scott Sharrard and friends perform "Texas Flood" by SRV on his birthday in its entirety to raise funds for The Houston Food Bank in honor of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

    To learn more about The Houston Food Bank and the assistance they're providing hurricane victims, please visit http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/.

    "I know all about guitar players-I’ve seen the very best-and Scott Sharrard is the perfect guitarist for my band. He understands that you don’t need to play just for the sake of playing; Scott isn’t one of those guys who thinks they get paid by the note. He never steps on the vocals, and he leaves plenty of room for everyone else to do their thing, but when it’s time to solo, Scott delivers, boy." -Gregg Allman
    Shwizz Himself plays the Blues
    Shwizz Himself plays the Blues
    Ryan John Liatsis was born and raised in the town of Nanuet, NY and came from a very musical family. He was introduced to the guitar at age 15 and took quite naturally too it. He quotes "I've never found playing the guitar to be a pain or a hassle which, luckily for me, is the opposite of how most beginners feel."

    From age 17 to 18 Ryan studied privately under Martin Celay, a former professor at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. At age 22, after earning a BA in Television and Radio Production at William Patterson University, he began to pursue a career in teaching music while still performing and recording with several bands. It was around this time when Ryan's musical interests turned to the world of jazz and improvised music. At age 24 he studied under the skilled hand of guitarist Steve Khan, the son of legendary songwriter, Sammy Cahn.

    Since then his composing and improvising skills have flourished, which opened the doors to more and more musical endeavors. Some notable ones have included sharing the stage with popular musicians such as Pedro Capo, Erik Lawrence (Levon Helm Band), Jeremy Wall (Spyro Gyra), and bands like Big Sam's Funky Nation, Kung Fu, Particle, Dopapod, Consider The Souce and many more. He has also performed at a plethora of prestigious venues including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Webster Hall, The Bitter End and The Garage in NYC and the 2011 Catskill Chill Music Festival.

    Ryan currently works as a teacher in Rockland & Westchester Counties, and regularly performs with his band SHWIZZ all over the northeast. He also frequents several local jams in Nyack, NY as well as playing locally with his jazz/fusion trio.
    Venue Information:
    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573