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Michael Franti & Spearhead with opener Devon Gilfillian


Michael Franti believes that the great battle taking place in the world today is between cynicism and optimism because he feels it in himself. So he made an album to remind himself, and anyone else who’s listening, that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for. The album Stay Human Vol. II, which is an accompaniment to the film Stay Human, is all about how we hold on to our humanity in the challenging times we are living in today, and features 14 uplifting, life-affirming songs that, at their core, are about being your authentic self and standing up for the greater good.

Stay Human Vol. II is the 10th LP from Michael Franti & Spearhead, featuring the group’s signature sound. It follows three consecutive albums that climbed into the top 5 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. He’s also charted five singles in the top 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and had eight songs reach the top 25 on the Triple-A Chart. His hit, "Say Hey" has accumulated more than 2 million downloads worldwide. Franti also had a No. 1 hit single with his 2010 song, "The Sound of Sunshine."

Opener Devon Gilfillian
Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP.
Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian's voice, the songs shine a
light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything
from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi
Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, Gilfillian puts a personalized stamp on those childhood
influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and
singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist.
Raised by a musical family, Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14
years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds from an older
generation. By the time college rolled around, Gilfillian was playing three-hour shows in a
local cover band, performing songs by the Meters one minute and the Beatles the next.
The gigs allowed him to explore the full range of his influences, but Gilfillian wanted to
play his own music, too. With that in mind, he moved to Nashville, eager to chase down
his own muse.