Built around the award-winning song writing, singing and inspired guitar playing of Art "Ski" Halperin, New York's Work of Art is an ever changing band playing uniquely styled rock, pop, reggae, good feeling music. Away from home, they've successfully toured throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, both headlining and opening up for acts such as Santana, Jerry Garcia, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, The Police, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. As a solo artist, Art has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Marty Stuart, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, The Temptations, David Grisman, Doc Watson and Glen Tillbrook.
Art's abilities have taken him in many different directions. As a composer, songs he's written for other artists have appeared on Billboard's R&B, Pop and even Classical charts. He's written and recorded on many national and international albums, TV and radio commercials. Along with his band, he's also been featured on screen in the John Sayles movie "Baby It's You".
The legendary producer and talent scout John Hammond Sr. (the man who discovered Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Bruce Springsteen among many others) was so impressed with Art's music that he signed Art as the first artist on Hammond/CBS Records. A ten song album was completed for the label. Since Hammond passed away, rock history books have noted Art as "John Hammond's last discovery".
Read the Soundkeeper Recordings interview with Art Halperin here.
Visit the Work of Art web site here.