One of today's fastest-rising Indie-folk/alt-country troubadours, Adam Arcuragi, has been reeling in addicted fans on both sides of the Atlantic with the music that some call Death Gospel (although its not what you think). Born in Georgia and raised in Philly, Arcuragi can tell you a thing or two about a thing or two... especially when it s in the form of a song.
Much like the aforementioned geographic collision, the music grabs parts and pieces from genres spanning folk, soul, country, rock n roll and even old gospel recordings. As a published playwright, Adam s songs spill over with compelling and poignant lyrics that garner continuous praise, or as The All Music Guide states, There is unbridled joy inherent in even the saddest of these songs, and unforgettable images in almost every verse . Combined with the talents of The Lupine Chorale Society, a revolving cast of musicians, the music erupts into a veritable tent revival of songs that you can t help but clap, stomp, or sing along to.
The past year brought several US tours with bands such as These United States & Chris Bathgate, a month-long European tour, attention from NPR, Paste Magazine, American Songwriter and many others. The band recorded two Daytrotter Sessions, a La Blogotheque Take-Away show and a Tiny Desk Concert with NPR s Bob Boilen.