4th December 2013 – Gurf Morlix

Posted: October 1, 2010 in Previously
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gurf morlix“An Evening With Gurf Morlix”

Wednesday 4th December 2013

The Admiral Bar Glasgow G2 7DA

Tickets £12 from 0141 204 5151

Book online

After four long years, Gurf Morlix finally released an album of new songs in March 2013. It’s called Gurf Morlix Finds the Present Tense. Ten new songs of desperation and desire, done in Gurf’s inimitable, honest style.

Anyone who puts Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley in their starting line-up is guaranteed to find solace in Morlix’s music along with the ghostly power of that other pair of troubled Texas troubadours.

Morlix is usually thought of as an ace producer for a whole range of raucous Lone Star Staters, but it’s in his solo albums where the heart gets shown the most. He is able to boil out everything extraneous and concentrate solely on the skintight emotions of songs that practically bleed.

The album features appearances by Ian McLagan, Nick Connolly, Patterson Barrett, Gene Elders, Ray Bonneville, Rick Richards, and Eliza Gilkyson.

Morlix took two years off from releasing his own songs to tour in support of his most recent record, Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream, which consisted of songs written by Gurf’s late friend, Blaze Foley. “It was something I needed to do”, says Gurf. “Blaze never got the recognition he wanted, and I wanted to help get his songs out there to some more people.”

He kept writing his own songs through those 2 years, though, and this new release is the result – Organic music. Handcrafted music. Music that means something.

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