Margot is a six-piece Americana rock band from Minneapolis. Their songs harken back to the socially conscious folk music of the 60s and 70s, seeking to reexamine what it means to be a person in this strange, wonderful world.
In their latest project titled Human/Nature, Cedar (formerly Cedar Avenue) has jettisoned their pop songwriting roots, lit them on fire, and thrown them into a back yard Minnesotan snow drift. Their earliest endeavors aimed to fit an industry formula. It was chock-full of deep production to match the biggest names in top 40.
Nate Walker (Guitar + Vox), Victor Pokorny (Guitar + Vox), Leng Moua (Bass), Ryan House (Drums).
With a deep appreciation for the songwriting greats of his father’s generation, drummer-turned-guitarist Michael Gay has set out to leave his own mark with Almighty American. “I’ve learned a lot about empathy through songwriting,” Gay told City Pages. “I try to do the story justice and not always go for the easy rhyme.” His approach to songwriting pairs with a classic Americana sensibility and feel to breed earnest songs with melodies that stick with the listener. Influences such as old literature, cowboys, and the open road can be heard and felt throughout his debut full-length album, Somewhere Ride, available now.