After listening to Sean Laskey's earthy, soulful blend of folk and blues-tinged acoustic pop, you might be surprised to learn about his earliest influences. Like so many kids, Sean was first inspired to pick up the guitar - an electric guitar at that point - by the The Beatles and the riff-rock of the early 70s - the latter embodied by the searing sounds of Aerosmith. While The Beatles' dedication to song crafting and harmony stuck with Sean, the love affair with riff-rock soon gave way to a desire to tell stories with his songs. Today, Laskey's music reflects his earliest influences, combined with honest roots-rock in the vein of Tom Petty and Steve Earle, and lyrical phrasing reminiscent of Tom Waits. His diverse musical palette and knack for creating a hook serve to deliver each song's message - a message that resonates with a wide array of listeners. Laskey approaches every song as an idea waiting to be developed. He starts with each song's kernel, be it lyrical or melodic, and let's the tune and it's hook come to life through him. The result is a blend of acoustic, singer-songwriter Americana, framed by unique arrangements and lush orchestration. It's fun, expressive, deep, relevant, and above all, the kind of music that makes you want to sing along. Now working on his third studio release, Sean Laskey wants to reach as many people as possible with his music. Sean's live performances allow him to connect with his audience and feel the energy of instant gratification, which all performers live for. Future plans for Laskey include club dates covering Asia and Europe. Always on the prowl for new influences, Sean feels that exposure to international audiences will provide him with fresh experiences to draw from, and the chance to be 'something very different' will inspire his songwriting. Sean Laskey can be found performing and showcasing in the San Francisco Bay Area's top clubs and most intimate singer-songwriter venues.