We love Sean, who has become a family friend. Since I first saw him at Elk Creek Cafe playing lead guitar with the Bruce McMinn Blues Band, I was a fan. A big fan. I find Sean's work incredible. Both serious guitar players and “wannabes” like me sit and marvel at Sean’s skills and talents as he plays guitars he has built and performs both classics and songs he has written. Sean has developed a marvelously full sound, using "LIVE looping," a technique that allows Sean to be his own rhythm guitarist, percussionist, and lead guitarist, all at once. You will hear what sounds like multiple guitarists, a rhythm section, blistering leads, and a powerful soulful voice.
Sean has been performing music professionally, in many different bands, for over fifteen years. He is a diligent student of Blues, Rock, Funk, Soul, and Americana music. His songwriting has elements of all these genres and more. He's competed in the International Blues Challenge (http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge/) four times now, with two different bands, once as a soloist, and once as a duo act!
Sean's dedication to life as a musician was thoroughly tested by a serious accident with a machete knife in 2009! The night before a New Year’s Eve gig with EG Kight, Sean accidentally cut through most of his left thumb, including tendons, ligaments, artery, nerves, and bone joint. After immediate reconstructive surgery on New Year’s morning he began the road to recovery, having just over a month till his second Memphis IBC opportunity to heal and learn to play guitar without the use of his thumb. While in a cast for six weeks, he learned to play slide on his lap out of pure frustration and longing to play guitar again. Eight months of physical therapy lead to a nearly full recovery and a total commitment to playing guitar.
Farley has opened for bands like Blue Oyster Cult and Yes, and has shared the stage with many internationally renowned musicians such as Ann Rabson, Bnois King, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, “Iron Man” Michael Burks, 2013 Grammy nominee Melissa Reaves, and more. Sean is a go-to guitar player for the “Georgia Songbird” EG Kight (http://www.egkightmusic.com/) and recorded on her album “It’s Hot In Here” in 2008. He had the opportunity to sing a duet with her on the album called “Southern Woman And A Nawthern Man”! He currently occupies the role of guitarist, singer, and songwriter in his regional band “Lynn & Farley 5” but spends most of his time on the road as a one man band!
The latest chapter in his musical life has been national touring as a solo act! Traveling to beautiful areas throughout PA, NY, and annual tours in the beautiful southwest.
To hears samples of his music and some videos, CLICK HERE.
Click the name of a band to learn more about them and hear samples.
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Outdoor Concerts are among the safest social activities, but we realize the seriousness of COVID 19 and ask that you follow guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as summarized at in the two columns to the right.
Thanks to the generosity of New Pig and Daniel Silver (keyboard player for RIFF), a New Pig hand sanitizer station has been donated to support our concerts this year. It will be located in the pergola, near the refreshment/merchandise table.
Our home at 211 Moondance Lane is only about 15 minutes from downtown State College. Don't be misled by the Port Matilda address.
For guests with mobility issues, we can reserve parking. We have modified the road down to the stage, so on nights with outdoor concerts we can allow a few cars to drive down, drop passengers, and park on the edge of the woods. Call Kyle at 814-404-1313 to make arrangements for people with mobility issues.
We will need to reschedule, as it's no longer safe to move the concerts indoors.
Can't beat an outdoor concert on a rain-free summer evening.
There are three homes on Moondance Lane, and Google hasn't figured us out quite yet. Our home is the one AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, so as you drive up Moondance Lane, take the uphill path at each of the two forks. (That's right at the first fork, then left at the second fork.)
If you get lost, call Kyle's cell phone number, 814-404-1313, and hope he can hear you over the music. (-:
In case you are not a GPS or Google Maps or MapQuest user, here's a set of directions you can use to make your way.
Directions to Kyle Peck and Catherine Augustine's Home at:
211 Moondance Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
(from Penn State University)