Kingston folk musician launches debut album at concert

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 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.