Cary Morin review…January 13, 2017…

CARY MORIN

CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

MAPLE STREET MUSIC AGENCY

CRADLE TO THE GRAVE–LAID BACK–DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT–LAY BABY LAY–MISHAWAKA–MISSISSIPPI BLUES–GHOST DOG–TRUST–BACK ON THE  TRAIN–NOTHING COMPARES 2 U–WATCH OVER ME

Bluesman Cary Morin is Native American, specifically a member of the Crow tribe.  He was born in Billings, MT, and spent his formative years honing his guitar chops in Great Falls.  Touring with bands such as The Atoll and the Pura Fe’ Trio, as well as his solo career, has led to his becoming  one of the premier acoustic fingerpickers on the scene today.  His latest set is entitled “Cradle To The Grave,” and here he fuses folk, the blues, and sounds of his heritage over the course of these eleven songs, eight originals and three excellent covers.

Along with his incredible guitar stylings, Cary possesses a quietly-unassuming yet passionate vocal style.  The set leads off with the title cut, a poignant reminder of both the frailty and brevity of life, and closes with a continuation of that theme, with “Watch Over Me,” bringing the album full-circle.  It’s Cary’s plea to a higher power to “watch over me, for I am only a child” as he travels life’s highway.

Cary’s “protest song”  on this set deals with the efforts of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe regarding treaties and promises made by the government throughout history.  He urges them all to “Stand up and fight ’til the Dawn’s Early Light” for their freedoms.  He has a lot of fun with the Delta feel of Willie Brown’s “Mississippi Blues,” and its tales of “moonshine whiskey” and “my old-time used-to-be!”  He takes Phish’s “Back On The Train” and Prince Rogers Nelson’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and breaks them down to their bare essentials, turning each into acoustic, blues-oriented delights!

Cary Morin has toured all over the world, and continues to wow audiences everywhere  with his deft picking and unique, passionate lyrics.  “Cradle To The Grave” powerfully carries on the traditions of his native ancestors as well as the Delta masters!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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One response to this post.

  1. Don and Sheryl, Thank you for a wonderful review of Cary Morin’s new CD! We are super grateful! Cheers, Celeste Di Iorio Morin, Maple Street Music Agency

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