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, The Scratcher has always been 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 evolved out of these late night sing-songs and is an ongoing Sunday evening music series. Run by Brendan O' Shea and Pete Olshansky, every Sunday features 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. There is no admission fee or drink minimum but we do pass a tip bucket around half way though each set - This is what the artist leaves with at the end of the night; that and hopefully some new friends and fans. 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..