5 Weekender questions with Sean Farley

Williamsport native Sean Farley, whose musical interest started as a child, recently answered 5 Weekender questions about his sound and influences.

Q: How long have you been playing?

A: I’ve been playing music of some kind since I was a small child. I think I started violin when I was 6. I was probably 12 years old when I started playing the guitar. I have been going nonstop for the last 20 years!

Q: How do you describe your sound?

A: I’m mostly known as a blues player. But the songs I write contain a lot of Americana and soul influences. I’m always trying to figure out what to put on my poster. But blues Americana with soul sounds about right. I’m a blues guitarist, soul singer and loved living in the desert.

Q: Which musician — alive or dead — do you most wish you could share the stage with?

A: There are so many great musicians I would love to share the stage with. My biggest influence and hero though has always been Eric Clapton.

Q: What’s your favorite song to play live?

A: The answer to this question would constantly change, but lately I’ve been loving “When My Train Pulls In” by Gary Clark Jr. I also love to play “Shelter” by Ray LaMontagne.

Q: Where can people hear your music?

A: People can hear my music by visiting www.seanfarleymusic.com. I’ll be on the radio show (98.7 The Freq) Friday, of course. My next gig in the State College area will be at Happy Valley Brewing Co. on Nov. 6 from 9 p.m.-midnight.