Contemporary singer/songwriter Michael Arthur’s poignant songs explore the breadth and depth of the human experience. Accompanying himself on solo acoustic guitar, Michael employs lush open guitar tunings as the canvas for his powerful and emotive vocal performances.
The most gratifying part of the process for Arthur is delivering a song that connects with the listener on a personal level. Michael explains… “the payoff for me is when someone comes up to me after a show and talks about how a song connected with something they are dealing with in their lives and somehow made them feel less alone in the struggle.
Born and raised in the rolling hills of South-Central Pennsylvania, Michael cut his musical teeth playing bass guitar in regional rock and soul bands. Impacted by singer songwriters like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Dan Fogelberg and David Wilcox, Michael began writing and performing his own songs in local and regional venues during his college years.
After working a “Day Job” career in the musical instrument and sound industry for many years, Michael now devotes his full time to writing and performing his music.
Michael is the 2016 Winner of the ACT Songwriters Big Shootout competition in Ashland, VA, and the second-place finisher in the 2012 Susquehanna Folk Music Society Songwriting Competition.