On the Verge: Adam Arcuragi

Every Tuesday afternoon at 4:15pm, WERS highlights a new artist that we have discovered and want to share with you by having them into our studio for a performance and interview for our “On The Verge” series. This week we are highlighting Adam Arcuragi who recently released a brand new album, Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It.

Arcuragi originally hails from Georgia and credits himself for founding the musical genre “death gospel”, which takes influences from traditional folk and Americana and combines it with dominant vocals and strong and thematic lyrics. Arcuragi’s first album was released back in 2006 and he immediately received praise for the album, including comparisons to Nick Drake and Mark Kozelek. His second album, I Am Become Joy, was released in September of 2009, and lead to more praise and media recognition for Arcuragi. Now he is back with a third album, Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It, which was released earlier this year and features a handful of excellent tunes, one being “You’d Think This Was Easy”. He is going to be spending May touring through Germany, Italy, and Switzerland with his band, The Lupine Chorale Society.

If the genre of “death gospel” sounds intriguing to you, make sure to listen in to WERS today at 4:15pm for Adam Arcuragi’s performance in our studio, so you can hear some “death gospel” for yourself!

By Mariel Wade

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