Through a career that spanned five full-length releases with his band Fat Opie, a struggle with a long-term illness and a career as a fine artist, Scott Mickelson has persevered. Now, with his debut solo release Mickelson Flickering, he delivers his most critically-acclaimed work. Mickelson is singing the stories of those living their lives in contemporary America, as fragmented as it is. Flickering appeared on the 2015 Grammy Ballot in two categories, “Best Folk Album” and “Best Roots Music Performance”.
Lyrically, Flickering inhabits the world we all share, revolving around the challenge of existing in an oppressive culture, inundated by our surroundings. Mickelson is singing the stories of those living their lives in contemporary America, as fragmented as it is. Songs about home, family, loss of family, marriage, relationships that are forever and ones that are slowly dying. More so, Mickelson reminds us that we all need to be aware of how we affect those around us both positively and negatively as we navigate through this life.
“Mickelson sings with aching urgency, cloaked in a dark fog that keeps his melodies balancing on the edge of unresolved, underscoring his take that life is never an all-easy road. His work is smart, moving and never overdone.” – MusicNewsNashville
Doors at 3 p.m., music at 4 p.m.
$20 in advance, via PayPal, $25 at the door.
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