Category Archives: Working Life

Sting, Sally Triplett, Sean

2015 – New Beginnings

In the previous post I told you how thrilling it was to do a show with Leslie Uggams [had a crush on her since I was a kid!] – this time I rehearsed and played with Sting in two shows at 54 Below’s tribute to James Taylor. Karen Oberlin and I are delighted to announce […]


Walden B1 Baritone Acoustic

The more I play this guitar, the more it just tickles me from the inside.  The big warm sound radiates from the wood with such a silky glow that it sparks an uncontrollable giggle.  Walden’s “boutique for less” approach hit it again!   Instrument specifications:       Body Shape:                          Walden Grand […]


DUOS at Metropolitan Room

The new DUOS series at the Metropolitan Room got off to a rockin’ start on Thursday, May 3rd with Nina Henessey and Brian Camelio as my first ever guests.  T here was much spontaneity, audience interaction, intimacy, exploration, and gorgeous music.  Brian and I have known each other for many years and he remembers stories […]

Bassists n me

Six months in a Flash

  Mid-May to mid-November of 2011 contained a great deal of musical activity for me.  To get caught up to the present and not make a freekin’ book out of it I’ll make a list of things with short descriptions, using pictures where possible.   *  *  * Walden Guitars – we’ve done some fun […]

H2 News: NYC Show, Reviews, Christmas Release

H2 will be performing at Iridium Jazz Club in NYC this coming Tuesday the 6th at 9:00pm EDT.  We are anticipating a very good turnout, so reservations could be a good idea: 1(212) 582-2121 And here’s a link to the live internet streaming for those in faraway places [anywhere not within a two hour drive […]

Bistro and MAC Awards 2011

Bistro and MAC Awards 2011 Phil Ramone shook my hand as he walked off the stage with Dionne Warwick.  Someone handed me a thick glass tile… …with the words: BISTRO AWARDS 2011 Outstanding Achievement SEAN HARKNESS INSTRUMENTALIST …etched into it from the back. I walked up to the microphone.  As the applause died down I […]

April – May 2011 Gigs

This post will attempt to catch up with the activities that have kept me busy since my last entry of the same nature.  The Bistro and MAC Awards will have their own entry, H2 Duo has its own, Walden gets an article, the New York Times article will post separately, and I must post a […]