Cary Morin & Ghost Dog
Colorado musicians Cary Morin (guitar, vocals), Celeste Di Iorio (harmony vocals), Jason Larson (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 and beyond 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 Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance.
“ ‘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.
Jason Larson, a Colorado native, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter, has fronted or worked with several bands internationally. He has performed together with Morin on numerous Front Range projects for decades.
Jordan Pasquin, a full-time performer and music educator in Northern Colorado, has been a life-long musician and has experience in a wide range of musical styles. Jordan is grateful for every second that he gets to spend behind the drums. “For me, music is a spiritual practice. It centers my mind and forces me to step outside of my own reality.” Jordan received his Bachelor's Degree in Drum Set Performance from Berklee College of Music and also plays with local band, Write Minded.
Celeste Di Iorio, having been involved in dance, theater, and music for many years, has worked both in bands and as a soloist. Her inspired vocals help shape the signature sound of Ghost Dog.
Morin’s sixth release, When I Rise, follows close on the heels of an international tour that spanned the U.S. and reached as far as Italy, France, and Germany. When I Rise recently won the 2019 Indigenous Music Award for Best Blues CD. Cary has won numerous awards for his work, particularly for his 2017 release, Cradle to the Grave. He is the recipient of the 2019 Telluride Blues & Brews Blues Challenge Champion, 2018 Independent Music Awards for Best Blues CD (Cradle to the Grave), a 2018 International Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention for Cradle to the Grave, a 2018 Native Arts and Cultures Fellowship, a 2017 First Peoples Fund Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship, the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD (Cradle to the Grave), 2019 for Best Blues CD (When I Rise). 2015 Indigenous Music Awards Nominee for Best Folk Album (Tiny Town), 2014 Indigenous Music Awards Nominee for Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year, 2013 & 2014 Colorado Blues Challenge Solo Championship, and a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) and won the Colorado Fan Favorite Poll in the blues category for his second solo release, Streamline.