this is Arthur Lewis. and, his voice. it’s goood, right? you’re welcome.
i first heard Arthur as part of the Melting Pot show (every 2nd Wednesday at Pianos in NYC), performing as part of the Jon Braman band. he did a cover of You Got Me that is still my all-time favorite. i believe i actually closed my eyes and threw up my hands like an old church lady catching the holy ghost. then, to honor our engagement, J wrote and surprised me with a song at a show, with Arthur singing the hook, and i cried. THEN, for our anniversary, J asked Arthur to leave a message singing It’s Our Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone, and i cried again. while wearing a pretty dress and eating fancy Mexican food.
all this to say, go to his Bandcamp or SoundCloud page and listen…to everything. it’s worth it. put it on while you clean your room, while you pay bills online or while you pack for the next 3 months of city-hopping. when you’re done and the playlist is over, you’ll not only be in love with Arthur’s voice, you’ll feel better. that’s what good music does, it makes you happier and lighter.
and if you’re really really lucky, and you get to call the artist a friend, both them and their incredible talent can be a part of some pretty special moments in your life.
yes, that’s a bit of bragging. no, i’m not ashamed.