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The Midtown Scholar hosts prominent singer-songwriters, classical musicians, and a unique acoustic venue. Performers are calling us “one of the best folk clubs in the country!” We are always interested in hearing from new musicians. All of our booking now takes place through an online booking system located at: http://midtownscholar.partnershipplanners.org Simply go to this link, (please note that we are currently only booking SOLO Singer/Songwriters with solo instrumentation. You will also have to create an account so you can monitor your request) and submit the “Musical Performance Booking” form. Please note that we book concerts only on Friday and Saturday nights.
Raised in the small upstate New York town of Monroe, folk rock singer/songwriter Brian Dunne’s music has won the attention and praise of many. With his sharp lyrical prowess and country-influenced vocals, Brian has played in the U.S. folk scene far and wide. Citing influences such as Bob Dylan, The Band, and Bruce Springsteen, one can hear his roots winding through the sound and style of his songwriting and performing. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2011, Brian moved to New York City where he currently resides, and has spent much of the last year supporting his newest release, The Brooklyn Bridge EP, which charted on the US iTunes singer/songwriter charts and received praise from artists such as John Mayer amongst many others. When asked about his goals pertaining to his music, he says, “I would like nothing more than to spend my time sharing this music with people. Above all else.”
KOJI is an artist, activist, and adventurer from Pennsylvania. The KOJI band has included on stage and in the studio: Brad Vander Lugt, Matt Warner, Ned Russin, Willie Rose, Chris Sigda, David Shiraki, Shane Webb, Collin Gorman, Daniel Fang, Corey Stroffolino, Devan Bentley, Ben Kotin, Skylar Sarkis, Devon Hubbard, Kate Grube, Corey Bickford, Dave Goletz, Evan Weiss, Jim Tomlinson, Ron Scott and Michael Smith. Some of Koji’s influences include Fugazi, Pedro the Lion, Otis Redding, Pete Seeger, Joe Strummer, Miles Davis, Cy Twombly, Philip Guston, Takashi Murakami, Ai Weiwei, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, & PA punk/hardcore.
Tickets are $8.00 with donation of non-perishable food item/ $10.00 presale. To purchase tickets contact: Presale@clrmk.com