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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton indie folk singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton indie folk singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn
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Patrick McGlynn

City: Scranton

Genre(s): Americana, indie rock, folk rock, alternative

Years active: 1999-present

Sounds like: Influenced by some of America’s greatest singer/songwriters, Pat McGlynn writes radio-ready pop rock tunes with the heart of a thoughtful folk singer. Simple and straightforward, you won’t mind that these songs are stuck in your head all day because this isn’t overproduced, written-by-committee pop music – it’s authentic and fun, perfect for a night out at the corner bar or an intimate little theater show. Add him to your playlist and play it loud for your friends – don’t let this guy be an underrated best-kept secret.

For fans of: The Avett Brothers, Bright Eyes, The Gaslight Anthem, The Lumineers, Butch Walker, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, Jonathan Richman, Tom Petty, John Prine, Weezer, Edward Cuozzo, and Blinded Passenger

Number of albums/EPs released: Two (full-length albums “Thirteen” and “Monsters”)

Latest album/EP: “Monsters,” released Aug. 26, 2016

Fun fact: McGlynn once played a few songs in the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, where many famous musicians were discovered when they were young up-and-comers.

Online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ReverbNation, YouTube, and

Upcoming shows:

Sept. 11: Cooper’s Seafood House (701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), 3 p.m.

Sept. 16: Electric City Music Conference at The V-Spot (906 Providence Rd., Scranton), 6 p.m.

Sept. 30: Mert’s (302 Penn Ave, Scranton), 9:30 p.m.

Listen to McGlynn talk about his music and his full band Blinded Passenger in Episode 3 of the NEPA Scene Podcast.

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