Augusta, GA's prodigal son, Will McCranie, has returned after a nearly 8 year stint of gigging, touring, writing & recording with New York City as his home base. During his time in The Big Apple, McCranie averaged well over 100 live performances a year (playing shows with the likes of Goo Goo Dolls, Colbie Caillat, Kevn Kinney, Angie Aparo & Michael Tolcher along the way), released 3 EP's and a full length LP under his own name, played on nearly a dozen releases with other artists, recorded/released a song a week for over a year on his 52/52 PROJECT & signed a sync/licensing deal with Fieldhouse Music/BMG.
McCranie is now set to follow up his 2014 release, I Know I Didn't Know Anything, with a new EP After Midnight Friends, Volume 1 on Broken Compass Records on October 14th, 2016. Veteran super-producer Jeff Tomei returned to the helm, along with Will's longtime friend & mentor Patrick Blanchard for the After Midnight Friends sessions. Grammy nominated Glenn Schick mastered the collection from the road in South Korea. The EP was recorded in just one weekend at Cock of the Walk Studios in Kennesaw, GA and the result is McCranie's most honest and live sounding collection to date. AMF, Volume 1 is the first in a series that will continue in 2017.
Will McCranie's tunes are a carefully balanced mix of alternative/pop-rock influences blended with his southern roots. You feel like after listening to the his music that you have opened a beautiful music box filled with love, life, happiness, sadness, honesty and truth. It’s a mix of all these feelings and experiences that really make McCranie a songwriter you can connect with and who is only going to bring you alongside him on this musical journey.
Roll the windows down. Buckle up. And here we go...