FREEPORT — American folk recording artist and songwriter Joshua Radin will perform Saturday, Sept. 4, at L.L. Bean’s last Summer in the Park concert for 2010.

Radin didn’t start out with a musical career in mind. He studied drawing and painting at Northwestern University and after his college years, worked as an art teacher and screenwriter and at an art gallery. When he moved to New York City, he bought a guitar and taught himself to play and write music.

In 2004, a friend gave a demo of Radin’s first composition, “Winter,” to American actor Zach Braff, who used it to score a scene in the hit television series “Scrubs.” After this, Radin’s songs were featured on such TV shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “American Idol,” “One Tree Hill” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” His music can also be heard in the films “The Nanny Diaries,” “The Last Kiss” and “Catch and Release.” In 2004, he appeared in the film “Garden State.”

Radin’s 2006 debut album, “We Were Here,” earned critical acclaim, and he has had success touring in the United Kingdom and Europe.

In the United States, Radin released a new EP, “Songs Under A Streetlight,” with the new single, “Streetlight.” The EP, out exclusively on iTunes, debuted at No. 1 on the alternative chart and took the No. 5 spot on the overall iTunes chart.

The free, outdoor concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Discovery Park. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs.


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