Native Tongues

May 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Sean Locklear is one of Charleston's hidden gems. He's a singer and songwriter based out of the heart of the Holy City quietly making a name for himself. His music, often written in alternate tuning, is soulful and enduring like an indie lullaby. I've been very blessed to have been with this man well over a year and to hear his music so often. There's something about living in a home with strings always humming and hearing a voice like his that just fills you up. 

At the beginning of summer Sean was forced to change his work schedule; making open mics and gigs near impossible to perform. Our schedules conflicted and the only time I have been able to see him are the two minutes before work when he is still fast asleep, on my lunch break (thankfully I live close enough to work) and well after my bedtime, at midnight or later when he comes home from work. Those late nights when I stay up for him, he has stayed with me until I fall fast asleep and then takes his guitar into the next room to play. Sometimes I'm not always asleep though, I wait up so I can hear his music and have it lull me down into a heavy slumber. 

Sean has been working on several songs over the past month. One particular song that has stuck with me is titled "The River," which has a Biblical, soulful sound. Even someone who isn't familiar with Scripture could hear the song, nod, and say, "This is amazing. This is beautiful." 

Over the next few months Sean looks to continue with his work despite the minor setbacks thrown in-between; from writing new songs to producing his music and making it available online for everyone to hear. If you're interested in getting a front row ticket you can leave your email in the Contact Me section of our website or in the comment section below. 


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