Award Winning Artist Ian Flanigan Debut’s New EP “Give Me Color”
“Give Me Color” (available everywhere music is played) is the second recording project Flanigan plans to release this year. This new self-described “collection of songs dedicated to all the women in my life, for their love and support” is a spirited and shamelessly enjoyable compilation. This five song EP is the soundtrack to this new chapter of Flanigan’s songwriting, much different than his prior full album release (“Shades of Blue,” August 2017). The EP is a summer hit for the playlists.
The dispatch of the title single “Give Me Color” truly sets a stage for Ian’s celebrated earthy vocals and compelling instrumentals, as well as his humility… and there’s a sweetness too. Flanigan’s ongoing collaboration with three-time Grammy winning engineer and producer Justin Guip (Levon Helm, Hot Tuna) promises an EP for every season and a little something for everyone. The “Give Me Color” EP features Jesse Murphy (Norah Jones, John Scofield) on bass, Andrew Borkowski on Cello, Scot Milici on Hammond, Justin Guip on Drums, and showcases Flanigan’s superior songwriting and unique guitar playing style throughout.
When asked to describe Flanigan, John Barry of the Poughkeepsie Journal says, “Imagine Tom Waits as a member of Mumford and Sons, playing songs by The Lumineers, with a hint of Chris Stapleton.” Best of the Hudson Valley’s 2019 “Best Vocalist” and “Best Artist,” Ian Flanigan is a celebrated Kerrville Grassy Hill Folk Festival Finalist, Hope Rocks Artist of the Year, Emerging Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Artist, and alumni of Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival. Learn more about him and his music by visiting IanFlaniganMusic.com