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Michael Kiwanuka: The Cutting Room 2016

Michael Kiwanuka and band

Michael Kiwanuka and band (photo by Gus Philippas)



[Nov. 30 update: Michael Kiwanuka has had to cancel his 2016 U.S. tour dates.]

We've been fans of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Michael Kiwanuka since first hearing his breakthrough tune, "Tell Me a Tale," in 2011. In fact, he made his American radio debut here on WFUV.

His new album, Love & Hate, finds him stretching out in many directions with full-on progressive rock sounds, masterful guitar work and meaningful lyrics. I love these new songs! Kiwanuka's performance for FUV Live at The Cutting Room was one of his first that covered many of the album's new songs and it has one of the best show openers I've heard in a long time. 

Set List

  • Cold Little Heart
  • Rule The World
  • Tell Me a Tale
    - interview -
  • Black Man In a White World
  • I'm Getting Ready
  • The Final Frame
  • Love & Hate

[recorded: 4/3/16]