The Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave
release is simplicity at its best; the 11-track release is a blend of Blues, Folk, and Roots music and
features just Cary Morin's vocals and his acoustic guitar, and that is more
than enough to enchant and engage the listener with his deft mastery of finger-picking
guitar and the storytelling lyrics of his 8 original songs.
Morin - Cradle to the Grave
Cary Morin - Cradle
to the Grave: 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
Cary Morin - Cradle
to the Grave Personnel: Cary Morin: vocals and guitar
Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave was recorded and engineered by
Richard Werdes at Studio Underground, Fort Collins, Colorado, and was mixed and
mastered by James Tuttle at Subtle Sound.
Of the 11
tracks on the release, Cary Morin wrote 8 of the songs, and covers an
impressive range of 3, (Nothing Compares
2 U by Prince, the William Brown song, Mississippi
Blues, and from the band Phish, the Anastasio, Marshall song, Back On The Train), and makes them his
Billings, Montana, raised in Great Falls, and now living in Northern Colorado,
Cary Morin has the earth and the mountains in his blood. Playing guitar since
he was very young, he is a tribal Crowe member and brings a rich history to his
storytelling lyrics and deft finger-picking acoustic guitar.
Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave, his latest release (January 13,
2017), is one which he describes as, "the goal was to create a sort of triptych
of my solo fingerstyle journey, one that demonstrates the evolution of my
progression with songwriting, finger picking, and the use of open tunings. Cradle to the Grave is a culmination of
my musical efforts as a soloist thus far."
notes, "The title track is a bit telling.
The lyrics refer to the realization that, through all of my travels and
experiences, I have come to understand that life is fleeting. I think you can
hear this theme in the song, Lay Baby Lay, also, though this tune is more
directly related to the experience of touring and travel and the compromises
he has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, and Cradle to the Grave is his fourth CD, one
of a three-album project, Cary Morin had never reached my music radarscope
until now. After giving Cradle to the Grave
a listen or two, I was very happy to make his acquaintance. The release opens
with the title track, Cradle to the Grave,
with its long rhythmic opening that leads into Cary's vocals, and the stage is
set. With just Cary's voice and his acoustic guitar, the release has a very
personal, intimate feel, so invite him into your "listening space" and let him
sing and play for you.
segues into the happy, feel-good song, Laid
Back that picks up the pace with some quick finger picking, then slowly
slides into the poignant Dawn's Early
Light, which he wrote to support the efforts of the Standing Rock Sioux
Lay Baby Lay, tells the tale of traveling, and
has become one of my favorites on the release. Next in the line-up is Mishawaka, which has a beautiful chord
opening that sets the mood and pace for the song. Cary covers the William
"Willie" Brown song, Mississippi Blues,
and makes it his own where the lyrics implore, "I know she treats me dirty, but
I love that baby all the same..."
there are 2 more well-crafted Cary Morin songs, Ghost Dog and Trust, then
he moves down through the playlist and covers the band Phish's Back On The Train, as well as Prince's
song, Nothing Compares 2 U, which takes
on different perspective with Cary's sole acoustic guitar on this heartrending
song about lost love.
release closes with Watch Over Me,
which Cary explains as, "... is a different
take on the title track, as though both songs are bookends for the whole album.
The theme of spirituality seems to weave its way into my work more often as the
years pass. Perhaps its impending mortality! I hope we are put on this earth to
help each other and should we find ourselves alone for some reason, there is
still someone there with us, a higher power to help us complete our journey."
to finish, Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave is pure listening pleasure, so
pick up a copy and let the artistry of one voice and one acoustic guitar work
its musical magic.
information on Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave as well as information on
upcoming tour dates, please visit the website: www.CaryMorin.com
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