Michael McArthur at Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jen Cray.

Michael McArthur at Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jen Cray.

It all started when…

Songwriting has always been a form of therapy for McArthur. Over the past decade, the Florida native has filled a handful of EPs with his own mix of raw soul and lushly layered folk, working with producers like David Bianco (Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams) and Greg Wells (Adele, One Republic) along the way. He makes his full-length debut with 2019's Ever Green, Ever Rain, an album that's by turns warm, woozy and wistful. The album shows the full range not only of McArthur's voice — a gorgeous instrument that soars and swoons, flecked with vibrato and palpable emotion — but his profound introspection, too. Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Ryan Freeland, whose work includes Ray Lamontagne's atmospheric, award-winning God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise and Bonnie Raitt's Americana hit Slipstream, and inspired by McArthur's long period of isolation and self-repair, Ever Green, Ever Rain is both earthy and anthemic — the sound of a songwriter who's unafraid to shine a light on his own faults.


“Honest music… a gentle rumination.” -Billboard

“A symphonically moving composition with healing harmonies and vivid 70s singer-songwriter nods.” - Glide Magazine

“A full bodied work of folk majesty that pushes the chestnut genre’s musical boundaries in captivating new directions.” - PopMatters

“With his emotionally confessional ballads, cinematic sounds, and hushed intimacy, McArthur achieves and conveys a sort of state of grace.” - Cowboys & Indians

Ever Green, Ever Rain is brimming with analogies and personifications that prove McArthur’s profound introspection.” Atwood Magazine

“McArthur’s voice will make you wish he was singing about you.” - Huffington Post

“McArthur turns in a vulnerable, haunting collection of modern folk that brings to mind everyone from Bon Iver to Iron & Wine.” - Americana UK