515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 8:45 PM / Show 9:00 PM
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Weightless is the highly anticipated follow-up to Longley’s 2015 self-titled release, which garnered praise from American Songwriter, Huffington Post and CMT Edge, to name a few. The new album delivers bold, thick pop with rock-and-roll edges. The starkly personal lyrics explore complexities and even dysfunction of relationships. Her award-winning songwriting is stronger than ever, and producer Bill Reynolds, the bassist of Band of Horses (also produced The Avett Brothers, Lissie) helps embrace a lush pop-rock approach which marks a musical evolution for Longley.
Michael McArthur is a soulful pop singer/songwriter from Lakeland, Florida. Born into a musical family, it was this rich musical culture that helped mold Michael into the musician he is today. "I can remember being a kid and like a stone completely mesmerized by my Uncle John's folky fingerpicking, it was magic." Michael says, "and I remember visiting my dad on the weekends, running to his closet where he kept the guitar, pulling it out, and asking him to play."
Born with music in his blood, Michael McArthur writes with raw, gut-wrenching emotion, delivering a new take on blues, soul, pop, country, folk, and even hip-hop. Michael's soulful voice cuts through his emotionally-inspired melodies that aims to grab the audience by the heart.
In 2012, Michael McArthur released his debut EP, The Year of You and Me, setting the songwriter on the road to showcase his work. 2013 proved to be a successful year when Michael self-produced his sophomore EP, The Home Recordings, a fully acoustic EP showcasing McArthur's compelling tone and raw sound. The same year, Michael McArthur was coined the winner of the 2013 Florida GRAMMY Showcase. Following a performance at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles for Guitar Center's Singer/Songwriter Contest Finals, Michael McArthur caught the attention of GRAMMY Award-winning Producer, David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope). Soon after, Michael headed to California to record his new album, Magnolia.
"I spent my young years listening to every piece of music I could get my hands on.", Michael says. "And really, I learned to sing singing along to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and James Taylor. I'm inspired by the imagery of a great song. Songs paint the pictures that dreams can't, you know? But I couldn't sing along to Stevie Wonder forever. I wanted to sing my own songs. I've got something to say too. Something I think people want to hear."