Best of 2015: 7 Mikal Cronin - MCIII

8 Mikal Cronin MCIII

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Standout Tracks: iv) ready, I've Been Loved
Mikal Cronin was shared with me two years ago. He's been in a bunch of bands, but is 3 albums into his solo career, and I really love his ability to compose songs that resonate with melodic hooks and poignant lyrics. And his song "i) ready" with the lyrics, "I'm not ready for December..." could be my life's anthem. Here's a live performance of "I've Been Loved" from Amsterdam played on a really nice 12-string Gibson:

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