Local folk musician Chris Morris will launch his album, “I Know This All Too Well”, with a CD release concert at The Mansion (506 Princess Street, Kingston) on Saturday, April 14. Advance tickets are available through Chris’ Indiegogo campaign to support the album at http://igg.me/at/chrismorris. Tickets at the door are $5, or $20 with a CD. Doors will open at 8 p.m.
“I Know This All Too Well” is Morris’ debut solo album. Produced by Kingston country-blues troubadour Tom Savage, the songs on this record capture the essence of traditional folk, blues, and bluegrass. The 11 original songs, plus a cover of the traditional murder ballad Little Sadie, can be playful, heavy, funny, poetic, or intense, all the while conveying a universal truth, or some deep-rooted feeling that could be as relevant 100 years ago as it is today.
Morris’ music and high-energy performances encompass folk and other traditional genres from the Delta to Dylan, the plantations to the Appalachians, the Mississippi to beyond the Great Lakes. Folk, blues, roots, alt-country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, spirituals – it’s all blended together and performed with a captivating intensity that will take you along the same versatile ride – feeling great, feeling bad, feeling hopeful, feeling lost, but glad to be a part of the creation of amazing music.