Cary Morin

Cary Morin is a “best acoustic guitarist on the scene today” and brings together the great musical traditions from America and around the world like no one else. Morin’s unique style is characterized by a deft fingerstyle guitar playing and vocals that alternately convey melodic joy and gritty world-weariness. A man and a guitar can make a man a lot more soulful. An understanding of American music history can help you achieve that kind of timelessness in your work comments Richard Higgs, Public Radio Tulsa. “Cary Morin is a great acoustic player and has the chops,” says Richard Higgs (Public Radio Tulsa). His performances… would be distinguished, among others, by the Greenwich Village folk crowd of the 1950s, Greenwich Village folk people of the 1960s, and the back-to nature bards of today’s singer/songwriter scene. Morin uses all of these styles, although they are part of his vocabulary. But he isn’t a dilettante. His captivating sound, Tiny Town is his ….” third solo album. It follows a tour that took him across the U.S., reaching as far as France, Denmark, and Germany. Morin, a Crow tribal member and the son of an Air Force officer, was born in Billings. Morin spent most of his childhood in Great Falls where he learned to play guitar at neighborhood gatherings. He then moved to Northern Colorado. His musical career took off with The Atoll. It was a band that he started in 1989. They toured the country and gained a loyal following. He was later acclaimed internationally with The Pura Fe Trio. His single “Ole Midlife Crisis,” written and performed by Morin with Pura Fe, reached number 17 on France‚Äôs iTunes blues charts. As a solo artist and with The Atoll, The Pura Fe Trio and The Atoll, Morin has performed at prestigious venues around the world, including Paris Jazz Festival and Winter Park Jazz Festivals, Folk Alliance International and River People Festivals, Shakori Hill Festivals, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and, most recently, Rochefort En Accords Festival in France and The Copenhagen Blues Festival. Tribe at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theater, as well as co-authorship for Turtle Island, a 50-member show that sold out audiences in Northern Colorado two years consecutively, are some of Morin’s stage credits. He was an international guest of the Kodo Drummers and performed at their 1998 Spring Festival as well as additional dates in Japan with the Red Willow Dancers. He has performed or produced on more than 15 recordings and has toured the US, Japan, France and Germany as well as Spain, Italy, Spain, Spain, Belgium and Denmark. Morin’s performances were broadcast on national television in Japan, France and the UK. Cary was the winner of the Colorado Blues Challenge Solo Championship for two years consecutively (2013 and 2014. In the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, he was nominated for Aboriginal Entertainer of the year and Best Blues Album. He was awarded a Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA), a lifetime achievement award, and won the Colorado Fan Favorite Poll for his second solo album, Streamline. Cary Morin also performs solo with Young Ancients. This is a collaboration with John Magnie, Steve Amedee, and The Subdudes. http://www.carymorin.com/

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