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“Michael Poulopoulos approaches this traditional form in a traditional way. His straight-from-the-gut songwriting and sterling guitar work are best heard up close and personal in a small listening room, of which M.R. makes a steady round.”

    Metroland Editors Best of 2013

“Poulopoulos is a literate songwriter and his gentle approach puts a sharp focus on his words and voice. Tunes like ‘Hummingbird’ (with fiddler Mat Kane) and ‘Tender Massacre’ lull. John Rice’s slide guitar keens against Poulopoulos’ finger-picking. The result isn’t blues or country, although it’s informed by both. It is mesmerizing…

“Poulopoulos proves that roots rock doesn’t have to ‘rock’ to be effective. Make no mistake, this is not sleepy music, but it has a welcome maturity and thoughtfulness.”

    Michael Eck, Albany Times Union

“Curious, yet controlled Poulopoulos feels his way through each song like one might find his way through the dark – slowly and carefully. That attention to detail is what defines – and ultimately shines through…”

    Lindsay Malachowski, Nippertown.com

“He is part of the young guard into old songs and a talent to be reckoned with.”

    Matt Mac Haffie, Nippertown.com

“I love everything about [Greenhorn], everything about it just sounds effortless and genuine… from the songwriting, to the vocal performances, to the arrangements, to the production quality. It all just sounds completely immediate, connected, and real.”

    Danny Schmidt, Singer/Songwriter

“M.R. Poulopoulos is a songwriter with a poet’s nerve and a sharp eye for the telling detail. His latest album, Greenhorn, is like the distilled dream of a man alone at a roadside tavern: stories of recollection, regret, and warmth.”

    Dan Johnson, Singer/Songwriter

One Line Bio:

Literate songs with soul, foot tapping fingerpicking, and steady groove.

Short Bio:

By turns intelligent, soulful, and melodic, 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.

Rebel Darling Bio:

Rebel Darling is the pen name for singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos and the rotating stable of local and regional musicians who add unique instrumentation to his brand of American Blues and Roots music.  Based primarily in M.R. Poulopoulos’ songwriting, these talented musicians from diverse backgrounds improvise with the power of the heart and the beauty of the mind.  Essentially, Rebel Darling is a feeling, a lifestyle, and – most of all – a sound.

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Cornfield Poster – .pdf

Cornfield High Resolution Photo – .jpg | Photo by Kyle Plante

Portrait High Resolution Photo – .jpg | Photo by Julia Zave

Rebel Darling High Resolution Photo – .jpg | Photo by Kyle Plante

Bay Window Poster – .pdf

High Resolution Photo – .jpg | Photo by Kelly Kilgallon

B&W Photo – .jpg | Photo by Kelly Kilgallon