Mickelson’s Album-Release Show Will Donate All Proceeds to Wildfire Relief

The folk rocker's show at Bottom of the Hill next Friday, Nov. 3 goes to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.

Longtime Bay Area folk musician Scott Mickelson is releasing his second album, A Wondrous Life, under the simple moniker, Mickelson. Mickelson’s songwriting has matured into a reflective, yet optimistic country style accompanied by steel slide guitars and banjos alike. With a howling voice that echoes heartland heroes like Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp, Mickelson keeps it exciting on his latest “Hail Marys,” showing off power pop tendencies similar to Big Star while staying true to folk music spirit. Also known for his career with Fat Opie, Mickelson has encountered success with his last EP Flickering, landing on the Grammy ballot under two categories. Mickelson will perform a record release show for A Wondrous Life along with Sunrunners and Junk Parlor on Nov. 3 at Bottom of the Hill, and tickets are now on sale. Staying to true to the communal warmth folk music is built upon, all three bands performing have decided to donate all proceeds from the show to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund, which seeks to aid the mid- and long-term needs of the community as a result of the devastating fires.

Mickelson, Friday, Nov 3, at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St. $10; bottomofthehill.com/

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