Category Archives: Working Life

New Bio

At home in New York City, guitarist Sean Harkness recently garnered the Outstanding Instrumentalist of 2011 Backstage Bistro Award, and a MAC Award for his New York solo shows. In addition to featuring Sean on the cover of their 2011 product catalog, Walden Guitars is releasing a Sean Harkness Signature 12-string guitar in Europe, Asia, […]

Ears

For many years I played almost every night – sometimes two and three events in a day – with a bar band from Vermont.  Quite a few of them, actually, but one band in particular called Zero Gravity was my main gig. It was a damned good band, and we played a well-balanced combination of […]

February 2011 came and went…

What a month February was.  So much so that it’s taken me until the 7th of March to write about it.  First the present tense… I’m sitting in a cab after a show with Deb Berman at the Metropolitan Room, going to P&G to see what’s left of Jimmy Norman’s CD release party.  Marylin Maye […]

House Concert 1/30

Sunday afternoon, somewhere in New Jersey… The Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center just started a concert series called Music At The Mansion.  When they asked me to be one of the artists I jumped at the chance. Conceptually it seemed right in line with my House Concert Series.  The setting is sure right on the money, […]

January 28, 2011

The Utopia Diner on Broadway at 72nd is a great place to come in out of the cold.  It’s Friday evening, and the streets are crowded with people.  They are also very difficult to navigate with the huge piles of snow everywhere.  Each corner has a huge puddle to either jump, walk around the long […]

January 27, 2011

1/27/2011 Since I got this iPad for Christmas I’ll put it to good use and compose blog entries while traveling. It seems to be the only time I have left for that… Here I am on the C train from World Trade Center bound for somewhere in Brooklyn for a rehearsal with Elizabeth Tryon. She’s […]

Holidays 2010

What Christmas means to me: rest.  Yesterday I cooked a chicken with stuffing and Extra Lumpy Gravy and Brussels sprouts.  Pure therapy.  Now we couldn’t go anywhere if we wanted to as it is a blizzard outside.  I’ll take it.  After so many shows, rehearsals, recordings, and traveling it is so nice to just be […]

This Past Month…

So that didn’t work out very well, did it…?  With all the best intentions I thought a weekly recount of events would be a great idea.  Unfortunately I got too busy even for that.  In fact, I’m stealing time from something else right now to do this.  I’m supposed to be finishing a viola part […]