William Michael Morgan

Sam Galloway Ford Concert Series presents

William Michael Morgan

Fri October 27, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

Fort Myers, FL

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 18 and over

William Michael Morgan
William Michael Morgan
Country music is at its best when youthful energy carries tradition forward. It’s what the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs and Garth Brooks brought to the format, and it’s what fans and critics alike are looking for in modern-day country.

Look no further than William Michael Morgan. That fresh-take-on-a-classic-sound approach was apparent when he was a 14-year-old playing four sets a night of Haggard, Strait and Waylon in Mississippi honky-tonks that had “everything but the chicken wire,” and it’s apparent now in his debut album, Vinyl. Throughout its 11 songs, he brings a voice and manner older than his 23 years to bear on music written by him and many of today’s best tunesmiths.

It’s a combination summed up in the album’s title track, a song about new love as vintage, as fresh and timeless as the vinyl that embodies a lifetime’s worth of classic records—and a substance enjoying a resurgence as young people everywhere savor its audio magic.

“I am such a fan of the traditional approach,” he says, “but I want to make it as fresh as you can possibly make it. The song ‘Vinyl’ caught my attention the minute I heard it. I think that combination of old and new suits me to a ‘T’.”

It certainly does. William Michael has written with and drawn from many of the city’s best present-day songwriters even as he takes inspiration from heroes like Keith Whitley, George Jones and his friend and mentor, ’90s honky-tonk king Mark Chesnutt. He is a veteran of the Louisiana Hayride, whose stage hosted Hank Sr., Elvis and so many others, and he is a mainstay at the Grand Ole Opry, a timeless institution showcasing the best of modern country and gladly showcasing William Michael’s talents nearly two dozen times.
Venue Information:
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL, 33907
http://theranchfortmyers.com/