45 Souls is the band of Chicago-based musicians Michael Petersen and Gibson Arlasky. The band’s roots-rock Americana style reflects their varied interests in acoustic and electric rock, folk, pop, country, old-school R&B, and much more. 45S blends textured instrumental arrangements, smooth vocal harmonies and introspective songwriting to form a unique soulful sound influenced by and reflective of decades of music in American popular culture.
Our latest release, Free, is a return to 45 Souls’ rock and pop roots. Gib and Mike, working with musicians Gerald Dowd (drums), Steve Doyle (dobro and electric guitar), and Johnny Iguana (piano), have crafted some of their finest songs to date.