Happy 2015!

CD Launch on 12-String

CD Launch – Bluesfest School of Music & Art

2014 was a fun & productive year – check out my Video page for highlights of my solo performance at Ottawa Folk Fest, and a Pete Seeger tribute with Fred Penner and U.S. bands The Carper Family, Elephant Revival and Parsonsfield! Being featured in the first Bluesfest Bluesprint Series Showcase was an honour, & I launched my new CD at the Bluesfest School of Music & Art with friends Mike Giamberardino on drums, and Novalatté! Thanks to everyone who came out to my shows and bought my CD’s – it was fun to meet you & play at the various venues. Wishing everyone all the best for 2015! – Spencer

CD Release Show!

CD Launch Poster

I’m pleased to be releasing my new CD at the Bluesfest School of Music & Art on November 20th, with special guests Mike Giamberardino accompanying me on drums, and jazz / pop band Novalatte opening the show. Doors open at 8 pm, tickets are $5 at the door. Come on out for a fun evening of music at the Festival House Stage!

Thanks to Mark Monahan & the Bluesfest School of Music & Art staff for the great venue! Also, thanks to producer Dean Watson, Meredith Luce for graphic design & poster, Phil Bova for mastering & Kate Morgan for the cover photo.

Ottawa Folk Festival!

Ottawa Folk Festival 2014

Ottawa Folk Festival 2014

I’m pleased to say I’ll be returning to the Ottawa Folk Festival this year for a solo performance on Sunday, September 14th @ 5:00 pm in the Craft Beer House on the Free side of the Festival – enjoy one of Ottawa’s fine craft brews & live music! I’m also doing a Pete Seeger Tribute @ 1:00 pm on the Hill Stage, with musicians Fred Penner, the Carper Family, Elephant Revival and Parsonsfield – come & join us in a tribute to this wonderful folk legend!

I’m in the Rising Star Supernova competition at the Folk Festival – fan votes count for 50% of my results – here’s the link to vote & thanks for your support!:


My new CD I Can’t Hide will be available in the Merch tent or at any of my upcoming gigs.The title track is one of my blues originals filmed by Craig Allen Conoley in the Gallery Studios – it’s on my video page.

I’ve got ongoing gigs on Friday nights at the great Oyster Bay sushi, steak & oyster bar this summer – check my Events for more details.

Hope to see you around!

Happy 2014!

John Street Pub

John Street Pub, Arnprior Ontario


I’ve played in a lot of great places this past year and had a lot of fun with some great audiences! I’ve also had a lot of fun jamming with fellow musicians – you can find people to jam with in some unexpected places! That’s why I like to bring a guitar with me wherever I go. Wishing you all a happy and musical 2014! – Spencer


Happy Spring!

Alive @ 25! Centrepointe Theatre Block Party

Alive @ 25! Centrepointe Theatre Block Party

Hey everyone – it’s been great to get out in the good weather in Ottawa, Arnprior and area to perform at some of the outdoor events & see people enjoying themselves! A special shout out to the organizers of the Alive @ 25 Centrepointe Theatre Block Party – that was a lot of fun! Hope to see you at an upcoming event & thanks for stopping by! – Spencer

Bluesfest! Again!!

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Spencer Scharf delivers a down home acoustic folk rock / roots sound with flat-picking, finger-style guitar perfection and a wailing harmonica. With more instruments than a surgeon—banjo, resonator, keyboard & uke—he’s a total event on stage. Spencer has a deep pocketful of songs influenced by the likes of Neil Young, Eric Clapton & Woody Guthrie and a stage presence that shows a maturity beyond his years. He’s performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest and Folk Festival, the Governor General’s residence, countless events around Ottawa, and further afield. Come on out and meet Spencer Scharf this summer at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest!