The series showcases some of the most talented emerging performing songwriters from across North America. On Saturday, April 28th, Minneapolis’ Farewell Milwaukee and Nashville’s Arthur Alligood will perform.
A native of rural Tennessee, singer-songwriter Arthur Alligood has spent the past decade driving dusty roads on tour. He has earned praise from No Depression and Common Folk and the English tastemakers at the BBC. His blend of folk, gospel and raw Southern poetry is the perfect framework for Alligood’s honest storytelling and wry commentary on the human condition. NewSong Recordings is proud to announce the upcoming spring 2012 release of the album ‘One Silver Needle.’ Produced by Mikal Blue and featuring an all-star cast of musicians including drum legend Jim Keltner (John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan), bassist Leland Sklar (James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne) and guitarist Michael Ward (Ben Harper, The Wallflowers), this album is the grand prize awarded to Arthur, the 2011 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest winner who was chosen from over 2,000 entries.
On May 17th 2011, Minneapolis based Farewell Milwaukee released their sophomore album, When It Sinks In. Formed in 2008, Farewell Milwaukee has charted a course down familiar paths blazed by folks like Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and the Jayhawks; all focused on the power of honest, confessional songwriting with no pretense or ulterior motives. Recorded in Nashville with producer/engineer Brad Bivens (Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids, Norah Jones), When It Sinks In is full of rich acoustic work with slow burners, like the title track as well as rough-and-tumble rockers, such as “Ain’t No Rules”. Farewell Milwaukee holds value in connecting with the people and the landscape that produces such diverse talents as Bob Dylan and Prince. This Midwestern identity makes When It Sinks In the perfect accompaniment on a trek west to the Black Hills or the ideal jukebox pick at the backroads bar you would find along the way.
TICKETS AVAILABLE @ www.rhodesartscenter.org/now-showing/arthur-alligood-farewell-milwaukee/
NewSong Music: www.newsong-music.com
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem: www.intothearts.org
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts www.rhodesartscenter.org
Hanesbrands Theatre: www.hanesbrandstheatre.org
Arthur Alligood: www.arthuralligood.com
Farewell Milwaukee: www.farewellmilwaukee.com