Arthur Alligood
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Arthur Alligood

White House, Tennessee, United States | SELF

White House, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"4 out of 5 stars for "I Have Not Seen the Wind""

Alligood, a Nashville-based singer/songwriter, may not be a household name but his music is instantly universal. With the pangs of plucking nylon strings, weeping bends of pedal steel and thrusts of Americana rock, plus the folk skills of producer Kenny Hutson (Over the Rhine, Julie Lee), Alligood canvasses common human experiences with haunting realness. Though his verses depict a man unafraid to confront his emotions, it is his most tender lines ("Come on Jesus … take me kicking / Take me screaming / Take these tears from my eyes," from "Come on Something") that convey surrender and makes his sorrowful lines so appealing. - CT Magazine

"8.4/10 "I Have Not Seen the Wind""

"At the get-go, Alligood hums the sparse tune “Show Some Heart,” pleading earnestly with the listener to let down some walls, unlock some doors, and follow some of those suppressed dreams. He might as well have written this tune with a busted guitar over late-night drinks with Bill Mallonee."
- The Blue Indian


Live at Para Coffee(Noisetrade Exclusive)-2011
I have not seen the wind-2011
Full Circle-2009
Under the Gray-2006




A native of rural Tennessee, singer-songwriter Arthur Alligood has spent the past decade driving dusty roads on tour, and since March, his new LP I Have Not Seen the Wind has earned praise from No Depression and Common Folk and even the English tastemakers at the BBC. Its blend of folk, gospel and raw Southern poetry is the perfect framework for Alligood’s honest storytelling and wry
commentary on the human condition.

RIYL: Josh Ritter, Thad Cockrell, Townes Van Zandt

"A meticulous craftsman, Alligood has a refreshing ability to resist throwing too much instrumentation or too many words into one song.” —NO DEPRESSION

“Truly poetic”
-Cherrie McIlwaine, BBC Radio Ulster

“This(referring to I Have Not Seen the Wind) is great – I really like it!”
-Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Well, Nashville’s Arthur Alligood (pronounces Alley-good) is one of said troubadours and, to be absolutely fair and not jaded in the least, at all, he is better than most. Not to damn with faint praise, but he is.”

“Alligood is a talented wordsmith who has created an accomplished album replete with lyrical pearls that only an outstanding songwriter could pen.”
-Common Folk Music