Roger Manning

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Roger Manning
BornSpringville, New York[1]
OriginNew York City
GenresAnti-folk
InstrumentsAcoustic guitar
Years active1989 – present
LabelsSST, Shimmy-Disc, Shanachie
Associated actsJoe Folk
Websiterogerm.net

Roger Manning is a New York City based singer-songwriter who plays an aggressive acoustic style of music. Manning, along with a small handful of other artists, composed the original New York City anti-folk scene.[2] His legal challenge in 1985 overturned New York's long-standing ban on music in the subway, and launched the Music Under New York program.[3] He was also the host of the first season of the short-lived syndicated radio program "Soho Natural Sessions" (1990).[4][5]

Since 2001, Manning has made a living as a web designer in New York.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • Roger Manning (1988), SST Records
  • Missile Foundation (1989), 109 Records — as Joe Folk and the Soho Valley Boys
  • Roger Manning (1992), Shimmy Disc
  • Short, Sharp, Shook (1992) — "Lefty Bootlegs and Demos: Music, Words and Sounds"
  • Roger Manning (1995), Moll-Selekta (Germany); (1997), Shanachie Records (U.S.)
  • Chyeah (1998) — as Joe Folk and the Soho Valley Boys
  • Roger Manning (2014), Roger Records
  • Roger Manning (2015), Roger Records — "make-under" version of Roger Manning (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morse, Eric J. (September 28, 1990). "Impact Lyrics 'Anti-Folk' Songs Are All About Politics". The Buffalo News. Buffalo, New York. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  2. ^ Krieger, Ben (February 10, 2009). "NYC Anti-Folk Scene". The Deli. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Tanenbaum, Susie (2012). "A Guide for Street Performers". Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Ploetz, Elmer (September 23, 1990). "Roger Manning Back in Town to Play 'Folk With an Attitude'". The Buffalo News. Buffalo, New York. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Rosen, Craig (March 3, 1990). "Gavin Marked By Absence Of Big Syndies". Billboard. 102 (9). p. 17.
  6. ^ Manning, Roger. "Roger Manning Bio". Retrieved October 24, 2013.

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