Our culture is obsessed with making the most out of every second afforded us. That’s why when we drive, even when we’re not late we’re in a rush. When we’re on Netflix, we spend more time searching for what to watch than we do enjoying the movie itself all because we don’t want to make the wrong decision. We don’t want to waste our time. That begs the question, what is something that demands our attention? What forces us to hand over our time as if it’s some sort of clock-eating vortex? No, we’re not talking about the current state of political affairs (although, noted maybe we’ll cover that in a future post). We’re talking about music, and in this particular example we mean Mac Potts’s music.
Mac Potts is the musician we need in 2018. He has a voice that makes you feel like you just made it home after 12 hours stuck in an airport plagued by storm. His skills don’t stop at singing. He has a talent for pretty much any standard instrument. The real treat comes when his fingers are gliding over the piano. The sound that emanates from the keyboard when Mac’s playing it is just as soulful as his voice and we’re here for it.
Mac dipped his toes into the musical industry after years of listening to his dad jam on the piano. At 11 he started performing professionally and at 14 he was in his first band. Now at 27 he’s mastered the piano, drums, saxophone and harmonica. Personally we’re still learning how to play Blink 182’s Dammit on guitar, but what’re you going to do?
Mac plans on releasing an album with songs recorded by Ed Sheeran called Three. We don’t have a lot of time available, but we’re more than happy to lend some of it to Mac Potts for a wonderful listen. You should do the same.