Authentic American Roots Rock

From Small-Town USA

Authentic American Roots Rock

From Small-Town USA

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Writing and Performing Honest Music Since 1994.

Michael J. Arbogast is an American songwriter from West Virginia. His extensive catalog spans over 25 years and crosses genres from Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Pop, Country and Americana, pushing the boundaries of genre while fueling his passion of creating emotionally resonant stories and weaving them them into well-constructed musical arrangements.
 
 
Fans make comparisons with songwriters like Americana heavyweight Jason Isbell and Pop/Rock phenomenon Rob Thomas. Michael has written entire albums of songs for up-and-coming regional talent and Nashville recording artists alike.
 
 
While touring the East Coast and sharing stages with groups like Zac Brown Band, Sawyer Brown, Craig Morgan, 311, Blessed Union of Souls, Gin Blossoms, The Alternate Routes, Wyclef and Pat McGee Band, Michael and his longtime band and collaborators The New Relics found commercial success in 2010 with the single release of “Beautiful,” charting as high as #54 on Billboard’s country music chart. Though many of The New Relics’ early arrangements and instrumentation lean more toward Texas Country idols like Pat Green and Randy Rogers Band, Michael found his voice by blending aspects of folk and Americana artists as varied as Amos Lee, Joey Landreth, Jason Isbell, John Mayer, Foy Vance, Jason Mrazand David Gray.
 
 
When not on stage with The New Relics, Mike can often be found performing solo in small venues and festivals with an acoustic guitar or writing and recording new material to share with the world.

 

TOUR

May 21, 2021 | Morgantown, WV

Whippoorwill Bar & Grill |  6:00pm – 9:00pm | FREE

July 9, 2021 | Morgantown, WV

Whippoorwill Bar & Grill |  6:00pm – 9:00pm | FREE

August 14, 2021 | Morgantown, WV

Whippoorwill Bar & Grill |  6:00pm – 9:00pm | FREE