Kristen Lee Morris has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s finest, and most honest, country & blues musicians. His songs cut to the heart and on stage with his guitar he can tear the house down. Following his critically claimed solo record RUINS, in 2014, and his much loved duo project with partner, Sarah Humphreys, Eagle & The Wolf, he has toured the country sharing stages with the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Parr, The Fumes, Kasey Chambers, Hayes Carll and many more. Coming next is the complete amalgamation of his blues roots with his country leanings with the upcoming release of HILLBILLY BLUES. Produced by father of Australian alt-country Bill Chambers with a live band in two days it captures all the swagger, heart and charm of Morris in full flight. HILLBILLY BLUES is out October 5, 2018.
Kristen Lee Morris has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s most unique and captivating country & blues musicians. His songs cut to the heart and on stage with his rusty guitar he tears the house down.
Meeting Bill and Kasey Chambers at a songwriter night on the NSW Central Coast led to the Chambers’ produced RUINS (Nov. 2014). Featuring a kick ass country band (Bill Chambers, Jeff McCormack, Steve Fearnley) playing Morris’s hard, swamp blues RUINS struck a chord with country and blues lovers alike. Here was a guy that could write a break up song and, at the same time, shake the walls.
“Morris blew me away with his raw blues and alt-country that kicked up metaphorical dust while at the same time cutting an emotional line straight to the heart.”Post to Wire
Morris’ musical chemistry with partner, Sarah Humphreys, led to their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut record as a band, EAGLE & THE WOLF (Feb. 2016). Their lead single MAMA, SON & THE HOLY GHOST received national airplay and opened the door to national tour supports with Kasey Chambers, Charlie Parr, and Hayes Carll.
“Open hearted Americana from smitten Australian duo…Humphreys’ voice is mellifluous throughout and Morris’s dilapidated croon is an alluring counterpoint…the pair’s sincerity and chemistry makes their first record together beguiling indeed.”Rolling Stone
Morris himself has also shared stages with the likes of Corey Harris (USA), The Blind Boys of Alabama (USA), Dave Alvin (USA), Jeff Lang, 19-Twenty, Kasey Chambers and many more.
Morris’ new record, HILLBILLY BLUES, produced by Bill Chambers, will be out in October 2018.