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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.[1] His legal challenge in 1985 overturned New York's longstanding ban on music in the subway, and launched the Music Under New York program.[2] He was also the host of the first season of the short-lived syndicated radio program "Soho Natural Sessions" (1990–1991).

Manning released three albums, all self-titled:

Since 2001, Manning has made a living as a web designer in New York.[3]


  1. ^ Krieger, Ben (2009-02-10). "NYC Anti-Folk Scene". The Deli. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  2. ^ Tanenbaum, Susie (2012). "A Guide for Street Performers". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  3. ^ Manning, Roger. "Roger Manning Bio". Retrieved 2013-10-24.

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