After performing in the Philadelphia area and throughout the Northeast, the Harrington Brothers have been focusing on writing and recording original music at their home studio. Relying on their roots in jazz, blues, Latin, and R&B, they collaborate on compositions that feature the guitar with a variety of keyboard interpretations. The music takes notes from the jazz organ trio tradition, rooted in the Philadelphia area. This tradition, combined with soulful vocal interpretations, creates the sounds of the CD, “Shades of Blue” and their upcoming CD “Elemental.” The melody and lyrics tell a story while improvisation provides musical freedom and experimentation.
The home studio, located in Birchrunville, is a liberating environment that simply begs for the creation of music. For the “twins,” it’s a childhood tree fort, a get away whose sole purpose is to play, experiment, arrange... imagine. With today’s technology, there’s more freedom for individual artists who want to produce their own music without the interference of studio owners. Whether it’s the groan of the B3 Hammond organ or the warm, fat sounds of an arch top guitar, the composer has flexibility to create a musical palette. The freedom of creating a variety of compositions is a culmination of a lifetime in music, both challenging and liberating. Rich and Bob look forward to sharing “Shades of Blue” and “Elemental,” two CDs that reflect their ongoing love of music over the years.