Cary Morin is well rejoiced in the acoustic blues world. As a finger-picking guitarist he is among the best in the country. His guitar skill is jaw-dropping, his voice is warm, worn of world experience and his songwriting allows both of those things to flourish and captivate anyone in the room. This was as compelling an evening of acoustic music as we have ever seen in the Fallout Shelter, immediately conjuring up memories of Chris Smither, Mary Gauthier or Malcolm Holcombe. The stories behind the songs were equally captivating. Stories and songs cut from experiences logged in the ledger of a life lived through the beauty of making music. A road warrior that has traveled the world and won acclaim from peers and fans, Cary Morin is a gem...a soft spoken, intelligent, evolved and empathetic gem.
As a tribal member of the indigenous Crow nation, Morin celebrates both the struggles and the triumphs of his heritage through his music. In the song "Valley of the Chiefs" he tells the story of his great-grandmother and her friends being kidnapped as young teenage women by warriors from a neighboring tribe and the ensuing escape by killing the kidnappers as they slept and stealing their horses. The story was meant to give a young man strength and resolve to overcome obstacles in life. A story which he has carried with him ever since.
Musically Cary Morin covers all the bases from funky and soulful blues to folk with tinges of gospel. His songbook is a tapestry of the American experience; woven pieces of fabric gathered along the highways and main streets of small towns and big cities. It's also a tapestry of the human experience celebrating love and life, loss and triumph, loneliness and solitude and the joy of being. His journey takes him to the four corners of this vast country in quite a unique way. Setting up in one spot for a few weeks and branching out from there so as to live in the region, get to know the people, experience life from different perspectives through the many cultures that make up this country. His songs reflect the people, humanity, nature and all of it's imperfections and splendor. No one who saw Cary Morin's evening at The Fallout Shelter will soon forget their experience.
Cary Morin - guitar, vocals
The Session Crew
Produced and edited by:
H. Nat Stevens