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Fall 2014 – NYC and Tokyo

Latest news: Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 11 Sean will be performing live in Tokyo: 10/3 [Fri] 7p at Crawfish Akasaka  * 10/11 [Sat] 7p at Gellery ZO in Ikebukuro  * *** New CD with Ian Herman! “Duet” is a classical/jazz crossover album with original instrumental music for guitar and piano: […]

Fingerstyle Wizard! an interview in Musician’s Friend

Here is an article posted in Musician’s Friend online magazine: The Fingerstyle Wizard Sean Harkness is a technical virtuoso who uses his fingerstyle guitar approach to tell his story. Drawing inspiration from Joe Pass and Tommy Emmanuel, Sean is constantly striving to create a feeling within the song. He left Burlington,VT for New York […]

Leap Year

On the H2 CD Flights Volume 1 is the tune Leap Year, composed in its entirety on February 29, 2008. Joined by Mark Miller on trombone, here is Mike Herriott on flugel horn and your humble narrator on a Fender Subsonic baritone electric: 02. Harkness Herriott – Flights Vol 1 – Leap Year [very lo-res […]

Jimmy Norman

Jimmy Norman (August 12, 1937 – November 8, 2011) I wrote this when Jimmy died on November 8, 2011: Every day I have the opportunity to go out into the world and do something special, to touch people’s hearts.  To take them for a ride, in the moment, the Now.  You were a huge teacher […]

H2 Flights Vol. 1 review by

This just in from Aaron Craven at… [aside from misspelling Mike’s family name in their original post, we’re very pleased to be appreciated with such clarity!  (Bold print added here on] _______________________________________________________________ Flights Volume One by Sean Harkness and Mike Herriott Written by  Aaron Craven   Artist / Group Name: Sean Harkness and […]

Writing experiment

This evening found me at La Lanterna In NYC’s Greenwich Village watching three of the world’s most accomplished guitarists interacting as a trio.  I’m friendly with Paul Meyers [recently acquainted], am familiar with Gene Bertoncini [of course], and was just introduced to John Stowell.  What follows is a stream-of-consciousness account of the East Meets West […]

Okay, it’s time to bring the blog to life.  So much has been happening, so be patient as I sort through it.  I’ve got pictures, videos, mps, travel logs, all kinds of stuff.  Even the website [] is being redone so that I can add things as they come in. Cheers! Sean