Brooklyn Guitarist To Play All Five Boroughs In One Day During Festival

Brooklyn Guitarist To Play All Five Boroughs In One Day During Festival

(3 June 2013) BROOKLYN, NY ā€“ Brooklyn-based guitarist Daryl Shawn is a
true road warrior, with 15 North American solo tours under his belt. Now
he aims to test his endurance closer to home when he plays a full concert
in each of New York’s five boroughs in one day on June 21 as part of the
annual Make Music New York festival.

He’s not going to repeat any songs. And he’ll have free CDs only available
at these shows.

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city
that takes place each year on the first day of summer, which is also the
longest day of the year. This year on June 21, hundreds of public spaces
throughout the five boroughs will become impromptu stages for more than
1,000 free concerts. But while most of the musicians involved will play
one single show, Shawn will start at 9 a.m. with a full concert in the
Bronx, followed by one each in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens and
finally Brooklyn, wrapping up at 7 p.m.

“Performing live is my favorite thing in the world,” said Shawn. “And Make
Music’s concept of having live music happen all over the city is such a
great idea that I just had to take part in the biggest way possible.”

An alumnus of Berklee College of Music who went on to develop his craft
during five years in Oaxaca, Mexico, Shawn combines his taste for unusual
chords with the guitar-thumping techniques of flamenco and rhythms culled
from African music to create an eclectic stew fueled by a healthy appetite
for rocking out (and sometimes, blissing out). Deli Magazine writes,
“Daryl Shawn is one of those acoustic guitar gems that can seize you and
drag you along with him in an erratic dance”.

Shawn’s full performance schedule for Friday, June 21, 2013:

  • 9:00 A.M. – Parkchester Greenmarket, the Bronx
  • 11:00 A.M. – The Quarter, Manhattan
  • 1:00 P.M. – Westerleigh Park, Staten Island
  • 3:45 P.M. – Sweet Leaf, Queens
  • 6:00 P.M. – Green in Brooklyn, Brooklyn

All shows are free and open to the public of all ages. For more
information, visit Daryl Shawn’s website,, or
the Make Music New York website at