3rd place finalist on NBC’s The Voice, Best of the Hudson Valley’s 2019 Best Vocalist/Best Artist, Ian Flanigan’s sound is “rhythmic, engaging, compelling and very creative” (Bob's Music Box) with a “smoky Waits vibe... leaning towards pop folk” (Austin Town Hall) that is “unique and powerful” (Argentina TOP/VIRAL HITS). Local to upstate NY, Flanigan's music—an eclectic blend of progressive country-folk and percussive fingerstyle—has been featured internationally and celebrated on stages shared by Blake Shelton, John Fogerty, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks, Corey Glover, Bob Schneider, The Pedrito Martinez Group, Session Americana, Chris Knight, and Dwight Yoakam. Flanigan is a celebrated Kerrville finalist, Emerging Artist of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Hope Rocks’ Artist of the Year, and an alumni of the Dripping Springs Texas Songwriter Festival.
“Imagine TomWaits as a member of Mumford & Sons playing songs by The Lumineers, with a hint of Chris Stapleton. That’s my impression of Flanigan, whose smoky barroom voice provides contrast to the melodic plea he unleashes with an urgency. Overall, Flanigan offers the kind of optimism that is hard-won after losing on the kind of bets that alter the trajectory of a life—bets you make on yourself, bets you make on others, bets that fail to deliver more often than they come through” (John Barry, USA Today).