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 US., 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 Band), The Temptations, David Grisman, Doc Watson and Glen Tillbrook of Squeeze.
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 Dylan, Springsteen and Aretha Franklin 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. After Hammond passed away, rock history books have noted Art to be “John Hammond’s last discovery”.
- Art Ski Halperin: Guitar, Vox, Keys
- Al Maddy: Guitar, Vox
- Patrick Conlon: Drums, Percussion
- Jay Cavanaugh: Bass
- Ed Stein: Keys Ula Hedwig: Vox