Sean Harkness Showcases Just What is Needed Music Joy

Carol Ruth Weber
3 min readJun 12, 2022

Pleasure is received when watching Sean Harkness take to the stage playing guitar in his virtuoso abundance. It is a special occasion when one can watch him seize a venue and make it his own — such as at the newest hot New York City locate Chelsea Table & Stage.

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Sean Harkness Destined for Musician Greatness

The musician has showcased his born talent since receiving his first guitar at age 11. In just six months the youngster turned professional playing weekly with a trio at the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport, CT.

A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the master musician has become known as one of the most sought-after guitarists. The prolific performer works tirelessly throughout the world performing solo and as a sideman. He has played with an array of well-known performers including Kathleen Turner, Nona Hendryx, Tom Wopat, Lucie Arnaz, Leslie Uggams, and Christine Andreas.

There are a couple of things set Harkness apart from other well-known guitarists. It is evident that he personally understands his instrument inside out. He has a unique perspective from the builder point of view, as Harkness worked as an assistant, and performed repair work, with guitar artisan Chip Wilson. The guitarist proudly still uses instruments that he personally restored.

The skillful musician is the sought-after guitarist for his talented proficiency to work with. Performers seek his ability to accompany playing everything from Broadway to blues, jazz, folk, and all other music genres in-between.

Harkness uses every performance as a chance to grow his talent. He has noted:

Everyone I work with is every bit as much an Influence on my musical voice as George Benson, Duane Allman, or Eddie Van Halen.

Sean Harkness Delivers Memorable Performance

The Chelsea performance follows his album release, “Just What I Needed,” and his appearance with his group, Sean Harkness & the Unusual Suspects, at the famed NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club. Harkness proves a hit once again — this time featuring an array of song favorites from his childhood.

Carol Ruth Weber

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