Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Sean Harrison
Sean was born in Nashville and raised mostly in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he grew up in the literary home of the late novelist/screenwriter William Harrison, probably best known for the movie Rollerball. The father taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas, which put the son in frequent company of numerous talented writing students and visiting writers. It also put him in touch with a lively college campus during the turbulence and cultural renaissance of the late 1960s. Sean lived some years in Europe, then Texas, with a lot of traveling and finally back home to Fayetteville. “I have busked in London, Bath, Paris, Florence and Venice, southern Spain and other parts of Europe, New York City, Dallas/Ft. Worth,” Sean said. “It’s only looking back that I can appreciate where I’ve been. I don’t regret anything – even my biggest mistakes.”
Lately, Sean is best known in the songwriters’ community for his humorous, quirky and self-mocking tunes about the average guy’s stumbles and struggles through American life. He also writes the occasional sad song about suckers and losers. With a style that crisscrosses boundaries of Americana, Country, Blues and Rock, Sean’s literary lineage explores new territory in the southern storytelling tradition.
He has performed solo and in a variety of bands doing shows across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, and he has collaborated in recording projects including writing, co-writing and producing a popular album for another country artist, Milton Patton. That album reached Top 200 on the iTunes Country Album Chart in 2016, and as high as #5 on various country Country charts. One song was featured in the movie ADDicted.
“Halfway from Nashville,” Sean’s debut album will be re-released digitally in November 2020 through his own Arky Blue Productions company, with the physical CD release licensed to Cosmic Cowboy Records of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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