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New York Singer Songwriters Circle

The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St. , New York, NY

The New York Songwriter’s Circle was the brain child of the late Ken Gorka (owner of the historic Bitter End club in NYC West Village). Singer Songwriter/vocal coach Tina Shafer, started hosting and booking the New York Songwriterʼs Circle in 1991. The Songwriters Circle has been home to some of best artists of the last three decades including Grammy Winner- Norah Jones, George David Weiss, Lisa Loeb, multi-awarded -Steven Dorff, Judy Collins, Phoebe Snow, Rob Mathes, Peter Zizzo, Albert Hammond, The Story, Grammy Winner-Jesse Harris, Siedah Garrett (Michael Jackson), Gary Burr, BMI SongOf The Year Winner-Hugh Prestwood, Marcus Hummon, Kevin Bents, Big and Rich, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw and Lana Del Rey, Ian Axel and John Schmitt, to name a few…later she incorporated the famous “Young Performer’s NIght” staring some of the best up and coming young talent in the country, as well. The showcases meet once a month on the first Monday of the month at the Bitter end in the west village of NYC. The New York Songwriters Circle is the original showcase and in it’s 25th year, continuing today at The Bitter End.

O+ Festival

Stockade Tavern, 313 Fair Street, Kingston, NY

)+ Festival builds long-term relationships between creatives and health & wellness providers to help strengthen local communities. Its year-round efforts culminate in one-day and weekend-long celebrations, during which underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists and complementary care providers.

On Saturday, June 10, singer-songwriter and eclectic popster Chris Maxwell will perform at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, with special guests Ambrosia Parsley and Justin Tracy. Rolling Stone magazine has called Maxwell’s music “an invigorating pop mishmash that’s earthy, literate, and melodic;” an earthy literacy is equally what urged Byrdcliffe’s utopian dreamers Ralph and Jane Whitehead to build an art colony in the wilds of Woodstock’s Mount Guardian, to which they invited artists and writers in the early twentieth century to come and create in a romantically situated space. Maxwell, an Arkansas native who made his way to Woodstock via the 1990s music scene of New York City, first caught critics’ ear as guitarist for Skeleton Key, a noise-pop rock band born at the legendary Knitting Factory; the band went on to cut a Grammy-nominated album with Capitol Records. Maxwell’s debut album, Arkansas Summer, began in a studio-fitted Airstream trailer parked in his Woodstock backyard. The album’s narratives are filled with Biblical personages, seedy subterranean heroes, and skinny cats who take listeners on an auditory joy-ride despite the dark images of abuse, addiction and, in several songs, decapitation: “Remove the neck and the head can’t turn/Then light the hair and watch it burn/With imaginary concern” (“Imaginary Man”). National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novelist John Lethem calls Maxwell’s style as “personal as home movies with X-rays included.” Maxwell has a voice both melodic and edgy, with Freedy Johnston, Wilco, Michael Penn, and—in a big way—Lennon/McCartney as his influences. Maxwell also composes and records music for TV shows like Bob’s Burgers and Inside Amy Schumer, as well as producing and writing music for other artists (They Might Be Giants, Iggy Pop, Yoko Ono, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) as part of the production team The Elegant Too, with Phil Hernandez. Opening for Chris Maxwell is the tunefully earnest Justin Tracy, who was born and raised in London and currently divides his time between New York City and the Catskills. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on guitar and vocals, with a lusty voice that has more than once been compared to the (almost) incomparable Nick Drake. Tracy began his career as a jazz drummer performing with acts including Earth, Wind & Fire at the Nice Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival. His albums Bangla Motor and the forthcoming Mumbai Night, to be released in summer of 2017, feature acclaimed tabla player, Nilesh Jadhav. His composing credits include BAFTA-award winning television program Fonejacker and the Emmy-award nominated television program Facejacker. Tickets are $15 general admission, or $13 for Byrdcliffe members. Purchase by calling 845.679.2079, online, or at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm; the concert begins at 8:00 pm.

Justin Tracy & Rory Sullivan
Saturday October 11th 8PM
Caffe Vivaldi 32 Jones street, NY 10014

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The Nine Songwriter Showcase
Wednesday, October  30 @ 7pm
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
New York, NY

Justin Tracy at the Hudson Music Festival
Saturday, August 10 @ 6PM
Alley Park
537 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 
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Justin Tracy Performing With Next Up Sessions
Friday, July 19 @ 8PM
The Delancey
168 Delancey Street
New York, NY

Justin Tracy Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Saturday, June 22 @ 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
New York, NY

Justin Tracy at the Ice Cream Festival
Saturday, June 29 @ 2pm
4671 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, Delaware 19809

Justin Tracy with Joey Eppard
Friday, May 10 @ 11:15PM
Dermot Mahoney's
40 Broadway
Kingston, NY

Justin Tracy with Joey Eppard
Saturday, May 11
Harmony Cafe
50 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, NY

The Nine Songwriter Showcase
Friday, April 26 @ 9pm
Zirzamin NYC
30 West Houston Street
New York, NY

Singer Songwriter Showcase
Friday, April 13 @ 7pm
Upstairs at the Queen
500 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE

Acoustic Night NY
March 29 @ 8PM
Brooklyn Art Library
103A North 3rdST.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
All Ages

Justin Tracy Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Wednesday, March 27 @ 7PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY

Justin at Burlap and Bean
with Cariad Harmon and Twin Ghost
Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 8PM
Burlap and Bean Coffee House
204 South Newtown Street Road
Newtown Square, PA

Justin Tracy Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Wednesday, November 28 @ 9PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY

Songwriter Showcase
Tuesday, November 20 @9PM
Lucky 7 Tavern
322 2nd Street
Jersey City, NJ

Free Music Fridays at the American Folk Art Museum
Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
2 Lincoln Square

Brandywine Festival of the Arts
Saturday, September 8 @ 3PM
Brandywine Park
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Gable Music Ventures presents Justin Tracy and Noelle Picara
Saturday, September 8 @ 7:30PM
Chris White Gallery
701 Shipley Street
Wilmington DE, USA

New York, NYJustin Tracy Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Wednesday, September 5 @ 8PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY

Justin's First Austrian Tour/New Album Recording Session
August 20-31
      Justin Tracy
      featuring Rob Bargad & Special Guests
      Friday, August 24 @ 8:30PM
      badgasse 7
      Klagenfurt, Austria

      Come 2Gether: One Night, Two Duos
      featuring Rob Bargad
      Sunday, August 26 @ 7:00PM
      Pfarrkirche Krumpendorf Sonntag
      Klagenfurt, Austria

Justin Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Wednesdsay, August 8 @ 8PM
Rockwood Music Hall: 196 Allen Street, New York, NY, USA

Justin Live at the Living Room
Thursday, June 14 @ 10PM
The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, USA

The Six brought to you by Gable Music Ventures
Friday, May 18 @ 7PM
Chris White Gallery: 701 Shipley Street, Wilmington DE, USA 

Graffiti Radio Interview
Thursday, May 17 @ 8PM
LIVE Broadcast

Justin Tracy LIVE
Wednesday, May 16 @ 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall: 196 Allen Street, New York, NY, USA

Justin Tracy LIVE
Wednesday, April 18 @ 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall: 196 Allen Street, New York, NY, USA