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Goin' Down South

Cary Morin & Ghost Dog

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Originally a gritty, stripped-down North Mississippi Hill Country Blues tune recorded by R.L. Burnside in 1965. Cary Morin was attracted to the origins of acoustic blues and was drawn to Burnside's sound and driving guitar riffs.

Upon hearing Luther Dickinson's guitar take on the song, Cary imagined its transition from acoustic guitar to a larger

Originally a gritty, stripped-down North Mississippi Hill Country Blues tune recorded by R.L. Burnside in 1965. Cary Morin was attracted to the origins of acoustic blues and was drawn to Burnside's sound and driving guitar riffs.

Upon hearing Luther Dickinson's guitar take on the song, Cary imagined its transition from acoustic guitar to a larger electric band version of the song that incorporated some world groove, Reggae, and African sounds. Colorado musicians Cary Morin (guitar, vocals), Celeste Di Iorio (harmony vocals), Luke Hunter (bass & vocals), and Jordan Pasquin (drums, percussion, & vocals) unite to form a high-energy roots rock band, intent on getting folks up and out of their seats! Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. He has performed at renowned venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

“ ‘Cary Morin is a unique and brilliant guitar player, songwriter and singer, ‘ says renowned folk musician David Bromberg, extolling the virtues of one of his favorite players. ‘It’s hard to pick out what he does best. As a guitar player, I have huge respect for Cary’s style and technique on the guitar. If you haven’t heard him yet, you should. Try to remember that it’s only one guitar.’ “ - Dan Forte for Taylor Wood & Steel Magazine, June 2018.

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As a guitar player, the first thing that struck me about Cary’s music is the originality and virtuosity in his guitar playing. Listening to his tracks I find that his singing and songwriting show the same characteristic originality and skill. He’s unique and very valuable. -David Bromberg

As a guitar player, the first thing that struck me about Cary’s music is the originality and virtuosity in his guitar playing. Listening to his tracks I find that his singing and songwriting show the same characteristic originality and skill. He’s unique and very valuable. -David Bromberg

Here's what folks are saying about Cary's Music:

"...what is amazing to me is Cary's incredible natural talent. I studied classical guitar for many years and its focus on finger style but am just astounded by the style and execution Cary brings into his music. And on top of that, that great voice and heartfelt lyric presentation."  -D. Ussery, Fort Collins, CO, October 2020


"Cary Morin is a unique and brilliant guitar player, songwriter and singer,” says renowned folk musician David Bromberg, extolling the virtues of one of his favorite players. “It’s hard to pick out what he does best. As a guitar player, I have huge respect for Cary’s style and technique on the guitar. If you haven’t heard him yet, you should. Try to remember that it’s only one guitar.” Hearing the ease with which he fingerpicks on his latest album, Cradle to the Grave, it’s hard to believe that he’s only been playing solo for about seven years — and, as Bromberg says, that it’s all just one person..." - Dan Forte for Taylor Wood & Steel Magazine, June 2018

"...A superb fingerstyle guitarist, Morin is a troubadour of the first order...The guitar playing on this album is elegant, and simple in it's beauty. And while what he is doing might be complex, he seems to toss it off effortlessly, as if anyone could play this well..." - Joe McSpadden, No Depression

"He’s a fantastic fingerstyle guitarist— nimble, yet very soulful. Even when he does show off his skills, as in the ragtime-like blues “Laid Back,” he does so without overplaying. The sentiment expressed in the song always reigns...A delight from start to finish, keeps the blues alive."  -Tom Clarke, Tahoe OnStage, February 2017

"...Cary Morin has tapped directly into the roots of country blues. With his impeccable finger picking and occasional steel guitar playing and crusty, expressive vocals and song writing, Morin has developed a style that stands apart as true “Native Americana.”  Morin’s deft blues picking and raw singing are reminiscent of Corey Harris’s early recordings. - Bill Wilcox, Twangville

Cary Morin with David Bromberg Quintet



Cary has been described as acoustic Native Americana Fingerstyle Blues; with strong qualities of jam, reggae, jazz, blues, bluegrass and dance.  Tim Duffy, president of Music maker Relief Foundation, describes Morin as a “brilliant guitarist, heartfelt songwriter and soulful singer whose music gives us pause to reflect on life’s great rewards.” 
Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of American and beyond like no other, from the rocking, electrified world groove of The Atoll, to the pared-down acoustic blues of Sing It Louder and Streamline, which showcases Morin’s deft fingerstyle guitar.
 
Cary;s 2017 release, Cradle to the Grave, won The 2017 Indigenous Music Award for Best Blues CD & 2017 Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD.