One of today’s fastest-rising 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.” Born in Georgia, Arcuragi [pronounced ärk; er; āh; jēe], grew up listening to his grandparent’s collection of old country records and Southern hymns, and upon moving to Pennsylvania with his family, he began composing music and formed his first band in the mid 2000s.
Much like the aforementioned geographic collision, the music grabs parts and pieces from genres spanning Folk, Soul, Country and early-century Gospel music. As an award winning poet and playwright, Adam’s songs spill over with compelling and poignant lyrics that garner continuous praise, or as All Music Guide states: “There is unbridled joy inherent in even the saddest of these songs, and unforgettable images in almost every verse”. Arcuragi worked with a host of musicians who form The Lupine Chorale Society, a revolving cast of talented musicians. Together with the Chorale, the music erupts into a veritable tent revival of songs that you can’t help but clap, stomp, or sing along to.
The past four years included the release of two full length albums and an EP on Philadelphia’s High-Two Records bringing a great deal of regional recognition to his music. Last month marked the release of his new, highly acclaimed album "Life a fire that consumes all before it....", through the Thirty Tigers label (Nashville). The album brought praise and attention from NPR, Paste Magazine, the Washington Post, American Songwriter, KEXP and even The Huffington Post. Adam continues to tour around the US, as well as Europe around the release of 'Fire', in several countries abroad.