Ian Flanigan “inspires a nostalgic sentiment akin to wistful escapism… emotional without being weepy, vulnerable without being pitiful, and conceptual while still remaining relatable” (Gallagher, SUNY editorial). Flanigan’s sound—an eclectic blend of progressive folk and percussive fingerstyle—is reminiscent of the road less traveled, paved with poignant lyrical truths of his past. Local to upstate New York, Flanigan’s songwriting features his rich, husky voice and evocative lyrics highlighting the rural landscape of his compositions. Each song serenades the unity of life and an affinity for atonement—a sound that’s provocative, and familiar.
Ian Flanigan Live:
Opener: Patrick Collins
Hudson Valley singer/songwriter, Patrick Collins. Spent most of his life as a skateboarder. An injury and its downtime led him to music. He took to guitar and song, writing at the ripe old age of 24. He has created songs that illustrate “the-not-so-easy-to-look-at” reality of most Americans’ lives.