Category Archives: Working Life

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 […]


H2 in May

Last year we recorded Flights: Volume 1 and had an extremely good response from the small distribution we were able to do ourselves.  Now we are thrilled to be part of the Opening Day family along with Canadian Brass, David Braid, and many other great artists.  ODEG will be releasing Flights on their label this […]

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, […]


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 […]

Bistro and MAC Awards, ODEG Release

This year I have been honored by both a Bistro Award and two MAC Award nominations.  This confirms for me that I have found the right people to work with, as it does when I look at the list of other winners and nominees in the various categories. The Bistro Award is for Outstanding Instrumentalist […]

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 […]

My Super Bowl Sunday…

Sunday, February 6 Sitting here at Singer’s Forum on 24th st waiting for Elizabeth and Michael to come in. We were supposed to have a rehearsal and a show last week, both of which were canceled due to a virus.  That sort of thing really matters to a vocalist.  So we start today, get her […]

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 […]