Photo by Kate Morgan

One of my favourite instruments  – a sound pro once called it my “black devil.” Great for playing slide. Lots of gigs going on – I recently had a fun show with John Allaire, and I’ve been playing lots of places around town and beyond. Some of my favourites these days – Deacon Brodie’s on Elgin, Hunter’s Public House, the Mill Tavern in Manotick, The 2 Grands in Arnprior & Royal Oak to name a few. I’m meeting some great people at gigs, also playing at private house concerts! Check out my events page for more details. I also give lessons on every instrument I play & voice so get in touch if you’re interested: spencer@spencerscharf.com


Happy 2018!


Kate Morgan photo

Happy New Year to everyone! I met lots of wonderful people in 2017, and hope to see some of you at my 2018 gigs! I’ve got some favourite venues on my roster – like Hunter’s Public House, Royal Oak locations & Lumbertown Ale House in Arnprior – and some newcomers – like the Mill Tavern in Manotick, Waterfront Gastropub in Carleton Place & Patty Boland’s Guitar on the Bar! No matter where I play, it’s always a great time!

Summer Update

Bayshore Festival Hall - banjo

Bluesfest Bayshore Festival Hall

I’m a MusikOttawa 2017 finalist – a competition for rising Canadian singer/songwriters being held Sunday, Nov 19th @ the Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa – more details on my events page! I’m also excited that my new CD is now ready & available at my gigs. I had a lot of fun doing a Shot in the Dark video of a song from the new CD in Wakefield recently – on my video page. I’ve been busy performing regularly in some favourite Ottawa locations – most Fridays at Ralph’s Sports Bar on Laurier, and also weekly at FarmTeam Cookhouse on Bank (alternating Thursdays / Saturdays), Hunter’s Public House on Bank, and a couple of Royal Oak locations – Orleans & Pineview. I also did a very fun gig this summer for RBC Bluesfest @ their Festival Hall in Bayshore Shopping Centre – a very cool space (check my video & photo page for some shots from that gig). More details about upcoming gigs on my events page – including the Canada Day celebration in Greely & at Hunter’s Public House – hope to see some of you out soon, and thanks to the regulars who make my gigs so much fun!

New CD Coming Soon!

Photo by Kate Morgan

Photo by Kate Morgan

I’m excited to be at work on a new CD with Dean Watson @ Gallery Studio to be released in Spring 2017. I’m adding some new electric instruments to my favourite acoustics for an urban rootsy feel. I’ll be previewing the new songs at my shows – see events page for more details!