Michael Kiwanuka Proves His Effortless Talent Last Night
Stepping in to the Rockwood venue & noticing the candle-lit stage, you knew that you were in for a musical treat. Arriving fresh from the UK, Michael takes the stage, grabs his guitar and harmonica, and begins to play. No introduction, no "Hello New York!" -- he simply starts playing. A bit strange at first, but it seems fitting in the intimate environment of the sold out crowd. Mesmerized by his presence the crowd, which is packed shoulder to shoulder, has turned completely silent while Michael fills the room with his talent. He starts off his stripped-down set by diving into tracks off his acclaimed 2012 debut album Home Again (iTunes), and also treating his fans to new songs off of his upcoming project (one of the tracks was titled "There Will Be A Time"). Deemed as the "Sound of 2012" by BBC, Michael continues to prove his effortless talent.