Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gurf Morlix: Last Exit to Happyland

Not familiar with singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer extraordinaire Gurf Morlix? Here are just a few bits of his resume:
  • Plays the guitar, bass, mandolin, mandocello, dobro, pedal steel,lap steel, Weissenborn, banjo, harmonica, organ, and drums.
  • Produced albums for Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom Russell, Butch Hancock, Ian "Mac" McLagan, Slaid Cleaves, The Pinedogs, The Setters, Robert Earle Keen, Mary Gauthier, Hot Club of Cowtown, and BettySoo among many, many others.
  • Played on various recordings by Julie and Buddy Miller, Slaid Cleves, BettySoo, The Band of Heathens, Sam Baker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom Russell, Mary Gauthier, Ian "Mac" McLagan, Linda McCrae, Eliza Gilkyson, Robert Earl Keen, Mojo Nixon, Lucinda Williams, Michael Penn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Case, among many, many others, including a ton of compilation and tribute albums.
  • Co-wrote and/or contributed songs to many of the artists listed above.
  • Produced, engineered, mixed, mastered, and played various instruments on six solo albums.
  • Was recently named Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year for 2009.
His latest album came out in February, but I just got around to it this weekend. Wow! The stunningly beautiful track below features Patty Griffin on background vocals. Morlix has several more tracks available for download on his website, but I suggest that you pick this one up pronto.

She's a River.mp3
Buy: Last Exit To Happyland (2009)

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