45 Souls

45 Souls is the band of Chicago-based musicians Michael Petersen and Gibson Arlasky. The band’s style and influences are widespread, and their writing and performances reflect their varied interests in acoustic and electric rock, folk, country, pop, and much more. 45S blends textured instrumental arrangements, smooth vocal harmonies and introspective songwriting with a hint of roots flavor to form a unique soulful sound, one not connected to any particular genre, but surely influenced by and reflective of decades of music in American popular culture.

New Releases

We are happy to announce that 45 Souls has finished recording a batch of seven new songs! We are in the process of recording fourteen more, but we wanted to get the first seven to you now as singles, and then we’ll release everything later in albums.

Gib and Mike are very pleased to be working with a new engineer, Brandon Pope, as well as the session musicians Steve Doyle (electric guitar and dobro) and Gerald Dowd (drums). Our first cuts are “Free,” which also features Grammy-nominated blues pianist Johnny Iguana, and “Lucero.” We hope you like them!


45 Souls CDs

45 Souls is a dynamic acoustic-electric rock quartet