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 this 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 through iAM Independent Artist Management (http://www.iammusic.us).