For decades, roots-based singer/fingerstyle guitarist Cary Morin toured across the U.S. and Europe, first with his band the Atoll and then with the Pura Fé Trio, racking up producing or performance credits on over 20 recordings. But in recent years, Morin has narrowed his focus, choosing instead to devote his energy and time to developing himself as a solo artist.
With the release of Cradle to the Grave on January 13th, Morin concluded a three-album project of acoustic recordings meant to, Morin explains, “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.” He adds, “Cradle to the Grave is a culmination of my musical efforts as a soloist thus far.”
Today, Elmore is premiering the video for “Cradle to the Grave,” the album’s title track. Morin shared, “The video was filmed in the foothills northwest of Ft. Collins, CO, at a ranch called Beaver Meadows. The song was written near The Great Salt Lake in 2015. It speaks to the idea that in the big scheme of things, we’re only on this Earth for a short while and need to give and receive all the help we can. We can’t do it all alone.” Morin’s bluesy vocals have a rusty, well-worn quality, evocative of the many people and places he’s encountered in his travels. The video is in part a DIY travelogue, and shots of him on the idyllic Beaver Meadows ranch are interspersed with playful footage of him performing and exploring.
For more info on Morin, head to his website here. Watch the video for “Cradle To The Grave,” and check out his upcoming tour dates, below.
2/9 BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups St Louis, MO
2/11 Lindberg’s Springfield, MO
2/15-2/19 Folk Alliance International Kansas City, MO
2/24 Preservation Pub Knoxville, TN
3/2 Neil’s Music Room Memphis, TN
3/4 Blue Canoe Tupelo, MS
3/10 The Bull Pen Taproom (Duke University) Durham, NC
3/17-3/18 Murky Waters Gulfport, MS
3/19 Frog Pond Silverhill, AL
3/25 Moonlight on the Mountain Birmingham, AL
4/1 Anderson Fair Houston, TX
4/6 Texan Theater Greenville, TX
4/7-8 Deep Ellum Arts Festival Dallas, TX
4/13-14 Starlight Theatre Terlingua, TX
4/22 Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellvue, CO