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Rory Sullivan is an award winning singer/songwriter, who has won the acclaim of legendary producers and artists alike. Having recorded his debut EP with Grammy-winner and Windham Hill records founder Will Ackerman in 2009, the Delaware-bred musician has spent the last few years touring the east coast and staking out a prominent spot in today’s folk/pop scene. As Ackerman has said, “With brilliant songwriting, the guitar skills of a soloist, and a voice as big as a house, Rory is one of the most impressive young singer/songwriters I’ve heard in a long time.”
Growing up with small-town roots, somewhere between big city living and backcountry roads, it’s no wonder Rory developed a unique mix of musical taste. His blending of sounds, ranging from the versatile guitar and songwriting of James Taylor, husky voice of Marc Cohn, and contemporary pop sensibilities of John Mayer, allows Rory to create music worthy of the icons that proceeded him. Without limiting himself to one traditional sound or genre, Rory merges folk, pop, soul and a subtle country flair into a sound uniquely his own.
After relocating to New York in 2011, Rory enlisted the talents of former Epic Records Artist and Producer Justin King to record his first full-length record, "The Second Season" at Vinegar Hill Sound. With the support of his incredible fans, Rory was able to raise a generous amount of the album’s funding via a Kickstarter campaign. Showing much growth and progression from his previous recordings, “Rory’s music has never sounded fuller and more alive” says King.
Since the album’s drop, Rory has been hitting the pavement hard, playing shows all over the East Coast and Midwest (where he now resides in Chicago). He recently has won the grand prize for CD Baby's/Indaba Music's Songwriting Competition in NY, which includes free recording sessions, video documentation of the experience, and free flight. 2012 year has been a tremendous year of growth and transformation, promising a bright future ahead. With his seamless blend of talent and heart, Rory Sullivan is not to be missed.
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country, Rock
Rory Sullivan Music, I own my own publishing
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acoustic guitar / electric guitar / vocals
James Tayor, Marc Cohn, The Beatles, John Mayer
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* America's Best Songs folk category winner 2010*
*Grand Prize Winner of CD Baby/Indaba Music Songwriter Contest 2012*
Various Artists (Rory Sullivan), "Giving Animals A Voice Through Music", 2009, Animal Media Foundation. - Features artists Emmylou Harris, Neko Case, John Oates, Shelby Lynn.