Woodstock, N.Y.-based acoustic duo Billy Rogan and Ian Flanigan will perform two Northeastern Pa. shows this week, with gigs lined up at Backyard Ale House in Scranton on Thursday, Dec. 17 and Twigs in Tunkhannock on Friday, Dec. 18.
Rogan, originally from the Scranton area, has shared stages with the likes of Telecaster legend Bill Kirchen, who called Rogan’s playing “fearsome,” and acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. His music has been featured on NPR, PBS and Sirius/XM Radio and was chosen for the Audio Portrait series by The American Society of Composers and Publishing (ASCAP), which lauded his “sweeping sounds of altered tunings with the drama of finger-tapping and other aggressive hand techniques.” “The result is music that is evocative and atmospheric,” according to ASCAP.
Flanagan, meanwhile, hails from Upstate New York and launched his career in Florida, where he was signed to the Orlando-based indie label Digital Dollars. He has played in Colorado, New York and Georgia as well as at the Colorado State Fair, where he opened for Dwight Yoakam. In April, he released a new album, “Lead Feather,” which you can hear on his Bandcamp page. He recently teamed up with Rogan, and the two are working on an album together between East Coast dates, which besides the aforementioned NEPA performances include the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Dec. 30 and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Jan. 5.
For more information on Billy Rogan and Ian Flanigan, visit their website.