Acclaimed singer/songwriter Cory Branan playing Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 9
From a press release:
The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has added some new shows to its ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, including singer/songwriter Cory Branan on Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Members buy first, so join today at 570-823-4599, ext. 225.
Throughout his career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s good.
He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter, fierce lyricist, and a hyper-dynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder.
A natural-born storyteller, Branan’s seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes make his songs worth reading and hearing. Not unlike his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine to Tom Waits, his gift for detail and phrase-turning is a thing of wonder.
“Cory Branan is perhaps the most unheralded man holding a guitar today,” Noisey/VICE wrote. “There’s no question that the guy can write the absolute hell out of a song.”
“Branan’s hushed, dry whiskey voice and his sharp edged, story song lyrics make the appropriately titled Mutt a mongrel that rewards repeated spins,” American Songwriter praised.
“Intense dynamics, deep humor, brave production and heavy songwriting: a new voice emerges to run with the greats,” Playboy said.