209 East 5th Street, New York, NY, US
Bio: The Scratcher Bar, 209 East 5th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) has been an East Village hang out for the last 12 years attracting locals, ex-patriots, musicians, actors, and a diverse range of NY visitors. Cozy, comfortable and affordable, with no TV's or Juke Box, The Scratcher is famous for good conversation and many impromptu sing-songs well into the night for many touring Irish acts, traditional and contemporary folk and rock musicians alike. The Scratcher Sessions is the start of what will be an ongoing Sunday evening music series. FairplayCollective member Brendan O' Shea and Scratcher owner Karl Geary (Sine Cafe) decided to legitimize the idea of live music in the bar every Sunday evening at 7pm with two artists each playiing a 45 minute set. The room features good sound, an attentive audience, and is currently seeking to book artists who are promoting a record or have more than one to promote. Artists will be able to sell their CD's, along with any other available merchandise. We are looking for good evenings of music and joy for everyone involved. We are currently accepting ONLY solo acts and duos. All the best, and we look forward to hearing your music! If you are booked for a gig at the sessions can you please post it on your pages/website . thanks The Scratcher Sessions..