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+ The Weeping Willows
+ Raised by Eagles (duo)
The Morrisons launch their long awaited debut album with a sweeping east coast tour. They will be appearing in Melbourne for one night only at the Beautiful Wesley Anne Theatre with very special guests Raised By Eagles (in duo format) and The Weeping Willows.
Winners of the Australian Songwriters Association’s 2014 Acoustic/Folk Song of the Year, The Morrisons compound a singularly intoxicating formula, imbuing original songs that tell essentially, stirringly Australian stories with all the timeless soul and rousing intensity of the American roots canon – spanning bluegrass, Americana, country and folk with fluidic ease.
The Morrisons have appeared at Port Fairy Folk Festival, The National, Out On The Weekend, Secret Garden, Blue Mountains Music Festival and countless others, and have supported the likes of US trad. soul luminaries Lake Street Dive, Canadian alt. country icon Lindi Ortega, and fast-rising weird-country star Marlon Williams (NZ). Cementing their place at the forefront of the local scene, The Morrisons spearheaded Sydney’s wildly popular Country & Inner Western fixture – presented by Lost Highway Australia – hosting such internationally acclaimed artists as Shane Nicholson, Emma Swift and Catherine Britt. The Morrisons’ own Man of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to the Music of O Brother, Where Art Thou? showcase has sold out two years in a row (and counting), receiving marquee billing at the 2016 Spectrum Now and Vivid Festivals and featuring performances from Sydney mainstays including Ngaiire, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Brian Campeau. On top of which, The Morrisons have long enjoyed regular rotation on both ABC Radio and Sydney tastemakers FBi. (Gareth Hipwell, 2017)
Tracked at Sydney’s industry-leading Free Energy Device Studios, the album was produced by analogue and retro-specialist Richie Belkner (Jack Ladder, Sarah Blasko), and features guest performances from Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas) and Matt Mason (DMA’s). It’s an album abrim with illuminating stories of Australia and of us: paeans to the wide brown land in all its sudden and unrivalled beauty spun in the silken web that is The Morrisons’ preternaturally close four-part harmony, clustered close together, vibrating to a tune that lives and breathes only when they are in company and concert.
“The Morrisons play big band folk, like a mash up of both Inside Llewyn Davis and Oh Brother Where Art Thou’s T-Bone Burnett” – Concrete Playground
“An incredible bluegrass/country/folk 7 piece” – AU Review
“Fantastic instrumentalists and some of the finest harmony singers around” – Timber & Steel