Video: Adam Arcuragi records “How Can I Keep from Singing” a capella, straight to acetate
Adam Arcuragi might not live in Philadelphia anymore, but he made some incredible music while he was here – notably 2006’s Untitled and 2008’s Soldiers for Feet. Now somewhat nomadic (but technically living in LA), he still records regularly with many of his Philly friends, and regardless of his geographical affiliations, Arcuragi has one of the best voices in contemporary singer-songwriterdom. So it’s always exciting when something new from his world comes across our desk. This video from The 78 Project – which revives the straight-to-acetate recording method of pioneering folklorist Alan Lomax with today’s musicians – sees Arcuragi singing “How Can I Keep from Singing” in a converted church in Harlem.