M.R. Poulopoulos / Rebel Darling

M.R. Poulopoulos / Rebel Darling

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M.R. Poulopoulos is the Rebel Darling.

Biography

Stacks of books, albums, and recording equipment are not far from an open guitar case. These are the objects Michael (M.R.) Poulopoulos spends time with these days. While he hits the road for about 70 shows a year, his focus is on his music and the materials that influence his playing. On warm days, the windows are open.

Sweetly melodic and often melancholy, as well as intelligent and soulful, Poulopoulos’s songs, like him, are honest and eloquent. His guitar playing may press you to tap your feet, or sway your shoulders – sometimes both. His lyrics, complemented by the steady strum or picked out tones of the guitar, always tell a story, inviting the listener into states of introspection, curiosity, amusement and reflection. They’re always poignant.

His musical influences vary, but their common foundation is American folk and roots music. The artists he’s most influenced by these days include Jeffrey Foucault, Danny Schmidt, John Prine, Neil Young, Chris Castle, Townes Van Zandt, John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Chris Smither, The Stray Birds, Jill Andrews, and the everybodyfields. His many influences and solo performances lend him to the acoustic singer/songwriter style, but without sounding like anyone in particular, his music is very much his own, and it strikes out a singular, yet familiar course in American roots music.

Poulopoulos’s past released work includes Lazaretto, an EP he released with Matt Durfee as the acoustic duo, Palatypus. He released the critically acclaimed Greenhorn, his first solo album, in early 2011, and the steady follow-up, Harvest the Heart to a sold-out crowd at the historic Caffe Lena in early 2013.

Short Bio:

By turns intelligent, soulful, melodic and melancholy, acoustic singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos is one of New York’s Capital Region’s most honest and eloquent artists. His wide-ranging influences share a common foundation in American blues and roots music, but his sound is very much his own. Poulopoulos’ first solo album, Greenhorn, was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, and his 2013 follow-up, Harvest the Heart, expanded his sound as well as his fan base. He has also worked as part of the acoustic duo Palatypus.

Discography

2007 - "Lazaretto" as part of duo Palatypus
2011 - "Greenhorn"
2013 - "Harvest the Heart"

All three albums have been played on a variety of radio stations in the Northeast United States.