“You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright” sings Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf, with his rich and smooth tenor vocals. His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards, and hard driving harmonica. More recently, he has exhibited chord melody big band/cool jazz standards featured on Canoe 100.9 FM in the township of Dysart Ontario. Spencer’s ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything in between. His combination of technical skill and onstage charisma has led to him being called “an absolute genius” by AJ Sauvé, RBC Bluesfest’s Director of Media Relations.