Freedy Johnston

Freedy Johnston

Bryan Dunn, Mike Higbee

Wed, July 25, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Freedy Johnston
Freedy Johnston
Johnston's songs are often praised for their literary quality – and deservedly so – but they also hit you on a gut level. Splitting his time between New York City and Madison, WI, Johnston is currently writing and recording songs for his next album, tentatively titled Neon Repairman. In an age where the internet has greatly diminished the power of radio to dictate artistic success, Johnston is poised for perhaps the most exciting stage of his career.

At this point, though, it isn't about destiny. Johnston fulfilled that a long time ago. Now, it's about joy – both for Johnston and his fans.
Bryan Dunn
Bryan Dunn
Bryan Dunn has been performing both solo and in bands in Austin, Tx. and NYC since 1993. The projects have ranged from straightforward rock groups to Irish folk songs and ultimately to Bryan Dunn and the Convenients which combine all the myriad influences into one glorious rock and roll mess. His uncle, who toured in a rock band when he was younger, first taught him how to play guitar when he was 14, and since then, he's been playing and writing songs whether or not anybody was around to listen to them. He devoured 60s rock in high school, especially the Beatles, but after moving to Austin for college, he started listening to anything available in the eclectic music scene there. After moving to NYC and having some success as the front man for Simple Thing and the guitarist for Maggie Kim, he struck out on his own, put together the basic lineup for the Convenients, and plays frequent shows both solo and with the band around the city.
Mike Higbee
Mike Higbee
Paris born, New York-based singer-songwriter Mike Higbee released his debut album, "Secret Life" on December 9th 2011.
The record, produced by Higbee and recorded in Gowanus, Brooklyn (Let Em In Studios), draws its influences as much from American indie folk-rock as it does from the swaggering oom-pah and contemplative crooner vocals of 1960s Paris. "Secret Life" muses about love and loss, supported by a variety of textures and instruments, from lush strings to a single street organ, recorded for the album by Higbee and performed by Jean Bernard Michau in a small church in France. The custom cardboard music sheet took several weeks to make by hand.
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/