Sean CarneyHost of Sean Carney's Inside Blues
Award-winning musician, producer, and journalist Sean Carney won first place with his band at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, in 2007, kickstarting a fifteen-year period of international touring that included concerts in 29 countries and more than 50 European tours.
Carney founded Blues For A Cure in 2007. The program has raised more than half a million dollars for cancer research, most notably funding The Heather Pick Music Program at The OSU James Cancer Hospital. Additionally, Carney has introduced hundreds of young musicians to roots music and performance through his CAMP Blues program at The Jazz Academy.
Carney worked as a newspaper reporter in Florida during a two-year sabbatical from music, covering local government, including town council, the fire commission, and the county commissioners for The Island Sand Paper on Fort Myers Beach.
Carney’s musical and journalist world culminates with Sean Carney’s Inside Blues on WCBE. He covers the latest music from the blues industry and educates with the pre- and post-war rhythm and blues that would go on to shape the sound of western popular music.