In The Round: Magno, Anita Aysola & Kevin So
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 4:30 PM / Show 5:00 PM
Michael Magno is a Florida native who transplanted to Atlanta in the late 90’s. He had already established himself as a professional touring musician before landing onto the Atlanta music scene. With an undeniable voice, Magno brought his style of soulful pop songwriting and an extensive coverlist that garnished him immediate work in the Atlanta market. He quickly became an asset in the Atlanta music circles, recording with a variety of local musicians and lending his talents to live shows as a utility sideman on keyboards, guitars and backing vocals. At present, Magno is recording a new original self-titled project due in the fall of 2019, and performs on keyboards and vocals for the Brian Collins Band. Find him on social media @mrmagnomusic on FB, Twitter, Instagram and stream music from Spotify, iTunes, Apple music, Pandora and iHeartradio.
Armed with lyrical wit, virtuosic piano runs, and a sultry-sweet voice that hearkens back to the golden age of jazz, Atlanta-based songwriter Anita Aysola is a deft musical mixologist who seamlessly infuses jazz and blues with classic rock and traditional Indian influences.
Her debut album More Than Maybe showcases her songwriting prowess and broad range of influences, from Norah Jones and Tori Amos, to Tom Waits and Otis Spann. Her focus goes beyond jazz into traditional Indian music, most apparent in "Long Way Home", a haunting ballad channeling influences like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ravi Shankar. Anita seamlessly bridges worlds to create a unique sound that is emblematic of her growing body of work. Anita’s second EP, “Beyond Our Dreams” is due for release in August 2018.
Anita has performed across the United States, with major shows in Chicago, Boston, Houston, Washington D.C., NYC and Atlanta. She performed at a private Democratic fundraiser that included President Barack Obama, and is a regular performer in Atlanta.
Having recently joined Grammy Award winning bluesman KEB' MO' as his keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, Boston-born Kevin So has earned the respect of Billy Bragg and playwright David Henry Hwang. He has built a loyal fan base around the world for the past 20 years and has performed more recently at Carnegie Hall and The Ryman in Nashville. Kevin was also recipient of the 2007 NYC Fringe Festival Award (Best Music & Lyrics) for "Great Wall" – a semi-autobiographical musical in development. His songs have been recorded by India Arie ("Crush On You"), Keb' Mo' ("Talk") and Shemekia Copeland ("Sounds Like The Devil"). He is blues, country & soul in its finest blend. www.KevinSo.com