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Happy New Years!

 

Welcome to 2016! 

I have a gut feeling that many positive things are on the horizon for the new year! Do you feel it too!? I just returned from an eight day little music tour in Colorado and New Mexico with Hello Dollface band! What an amazing group of people they are. The trip's main focus was New Year's Eve show at the Strater Theater in downtown Durango, CO! We played a Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder tribute show to a sold out crowd! It was a blast! It was also very challenging as these tunes were not geared toward guitar and had a very challenging arrangements! I was humbled and inspired by all the hard work it took to learn these tunes and pull it off. I hope to study some new aspects of my instrument this year for sure.

2015 included many exciting things for me musically, and at my guitar shop! "Sean & Adam" competed in the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street, in Memphis TN. We played our asses off and I couldn't have been more happy with our performances. Although I still haven't won this international blues bout, I will stay forever motivated and positive. The talent we faced down there was incredible! It's amazing to hear blues from all over the world being packed into a few historic blocks in downtown Memphis TN.

I also completed my best Southwest tour yet! Thanks to the wonderful folks at iAM Independent Artist Management (http://www.iammusic.us) I played about 30 shows in a 6 week driving adventure through the beautiful states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. From coffee shops, to remote mountain towns, to theaters... I hiked over 15 state parks in-between all of these gigs too! Life on the road suites me well, and I am so grateful for my ability to be able to walk this path. It's a lot of hard work and takes faith and patience, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Plans for my 2016 tour are in the works too! Over 10 shows are on the books for April and early May! Keep an eye on the calendar to see where I'll be playing until then! I'm booking a lot of shows! I'm hoping to play over 200 shows this year.

I am planning to record another solo album of all new music, I am currently recording an amazing album with my newest project "Northern With Glasses", and will record a LIVE concert for print with the "Lynn & Farley 5"!!! Whoa! So much to look forward to!

Thanks for visiting my site, supporting my music, and supporting LIVE music and the arts. People like me, need people like you! 

Southwest Tour #2

 

Hello to all my friends and fans! 2013 was a great year and I'd like to thank you for all of your support.

I released my first solo album titled "Karma" (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/seanfarley), competed in the solo/duo division of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, I toured the beautiful southwest USA (AZ, CO, NM), and I expanded Guitarley's (http://guitarleys.com) and will soon be celebrating 3 years of owning my own shop! I've had good health, a busy music schedule, and lot's of happy success!

I'm kicking 2014 off with another southwest tour, with the help of the fine people at iAM Independent Artist Management (http://www.iamgrassrootsmusic.com)! I'll be visiting over 15 wonderful cities and playing close to 20 shows! I'm looking forward to making some new fans and visiting some old friends along the way. Life is good!

I'll be sharing my travels and adventures and hope you'll show your support and enjoy the pictures, stories, and more! It is so encouraging to hear from all of you as I make the trip. I'll be selling CDs, posters, and other merchandise and working to expose my life of musical passion to all I meet! If you know any friends in the areas I'll be playing, be sure to tell them about the show and to come check me out! Even meeting one friend of a friend means so much.

Check out all the links to my social media right on this website, so you can stay in touch.

Thanks for helping me make my dreams a reality.

CD release of Karma

 

I'm excited to announce my new CD project "Karma" is finally coming to a finish!

Memphis and the Southwest!

 

So big exciting things are always in the works! My lutherie shop is busy, my local gigs are piling up and going well, and I'm preparing for one of the most exciting trips of my life! Almost 2 years ago, I moved back to PA from Arizona, after attending the prestigious Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie ( www.roberto-venn.com ). Life in AZ was such a big move for me, very exciting and scary all at once. I absolutely fell in love with the desert. The everyday sun never got old, the sunsets were magnified, the landscapes astounding, and the friends made were lifelong. I really found myself there, and I have longed to return.

One of my accomplishments since moving back has been a regional blues competition victory, which has placed me in the quarter-finals of the International Blues Challenge, in Memphis TN! On January 30th of 2013, I'll start this four day long competition in the solo/duo division. Here my custom guitars and I will be showing the world what we're made of! I will be attending in hopes of victory and to network and spread the word of my music and custom guitar making. This will be my third time making it to this prestigious event, but my first flying solo.

After this week of blues music and competition, I'll continue southwest, taking the same roads that brought me back to PA, but in the other direction. I'll check out of Beale Street on Monday, February 4th, and play the next night in Albuquerque NM to start my 3 week or more long tour of the majestic four corners USA!!! This will be the hopeful start of building a regular tour a few times a year, and eventually maybe even lead me to move back out there. I plan on being on the road for a month straight, meeting new people and new places, facing challenges, fulfilling dreams, and living the life on the road as musician. It's a major bucket lister for me!

It will be a good opportunity to immediately promote my soon to release solo album, and spread the good music around the country. I'll be prepping new songs until then and working hard to raise money for the trip and line up as many gigs as possible. I can't wait to be driving free through the deserts again. I can't wait to revisit my school and the best teachers I ever had. I hope to speak at the school and reflect on what I've accomplished since graduating, and hope to instill hope and advice to the current students. 

Until then, keep an eye on all hard work I'll be doing in preparation. Thanks for supporting LIVE music, especially mine : )

 

Welcome!

 

This new website is an exciting product of an exciting chapter in my life...

Chase Your Dreams

Tables Turn- "Live & Temperamental"

Live & Temperamental-"Black & Blues"

Guitar Man- New "Live & Temperamental" Album Debut

One Too Many Times

"Live & Temperamental" Trailer

Let's Stay Together (Al Green)

Guitar Solo

Tables Turn LIVE in Moab UT.

"Sedona" music video...

Guitarley's Sessions

"Walkin' Blues"

"Holy Mother"

Social

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Solo Album

Sean Farley: Karma

My Bands

Lynn and Farley 5: LF5
Black -n- Blues: Black -n- Blues
Various Artists: Uptown Music Collective: Lessons Learned

Reverb

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