Scott Barkan is a guitarist, singer and ongwriter based in New York's Hudson Valley.
After years of working as an in demand sideman for various songwriters and bands around the country, having his guitar playing and songwriting featured on national television (The Real World, The Hills, Keeping up with the Kardashians, etc.), as well as leading numerous guitar oriented instrumental projects, Scott has recently struck out as an acoustic based solo artist.
The new project, which finds Scott's signature shimmering guitar tones and skronky, avant/country improvisations serving as the backdrop for his witty, self-effacing and often heartbreaking lyric writing, is without-a-doubt Barkan's most personal project to date.
The tunes themselves run the gamut from ethereal ballads to swampy grooves to blistering bluegrass numbers, but Barkan's powerful voice and somber, humorous songwriting always remain front and center, the thread that strings all these elements together.
Since returning to New York in 2009, Scott has been hitting the acoustic music scene hard, garnering comparisons to folk scene mainstays like Greg Brown and Kelly Joe Phelps, as well as guitar wizards John Scofield and Bill Frisell, at performances all over the region.
This summer will find Scott touring relentlessly throughout the country in support of his new album, "Little Days", which was released in January 2012.
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