Nick Cianci, JR Atkins

Late Show

Nick Cianci

JR Atkins

Mon, January 15, 2018

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Nick Cianci
Nick Cianci
In an effort to virtually be Zack Mooneyham (guitar-slinging twelve-year-old in The School of Rock), a nine-year-old Nick Cianci took up the guitar to pursue his dream. That was twelve years ago. Now, amidst his first year of legal drinking, Nick fronts his yet-to-be-named band playing songs mostly about his failure to fulfill his childhood dream. Some call it guitar-driven indie rock, but it’s all just a veneer for a sour worldview that was bestowed upon him the day he turned thirteen and realized he still wasn’t Zack. Nick also loves Bruce Springsteen and his favorite color is blue. Ned Steves (bass), Noah Hadland (drums), and JR Atkins (guitar) will be performing with him and serving as moral support.
JR Atkins
JR Atkins
JR Atkins continues in the tradition of the American singer-songwriter, delivering songs of living and loss with unfiltered joy and abandon.

Combining elements of country, blues, and folk with soulful vocal harmonies and powerful arrangements, his music earns comparisons to both the titans of Americana (Tom Petty, The Band) and the troubadours of today (Jason Isbell, John Moreland).

Backed by an experienced and dynamic band, JR is known for his earnest, emotionally charged live performances. That, in combination with his spontaneous, expressive guitar playing, has seen him rapidly building momentum in the New York City scene.

JR’s debut EP, Never Far From Lost, was recorded in Brooklyn with producer Oliver Ignatius (Sons of an Illustrious Father, God Tiny). The EP showcases the direct lyricism and organic performances that set JR apart, and serves as a signal of much more music to come.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com