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Gurf Morlix




Website:
https://www.gurfmorlix.com/

Discography:

2017 - The Soul & the Heal
2015 - Eatin' At Me
2013 - Gurf Morlix Finds the Present Tense
2011 - Blaze Foley's 133th Wet Dream
2009 - Last Exit to Happyland
2008 - Birth to Boneyard
2007 - Diamonds to Dust
2005 - Cut 'N Shoot
2002 - Fishin' in the Muddy
2000 - Toad of the Titicaca
Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier – and, since 2000, a series of eight solo records that have a singular worldview and can be both harrowing and heartening, often at the same time. Now, prepare yourself for “The Soul And The Heal”. Gurf Morlix’s ninth album is another chapter in a songbook that pithily relates the human condition. But though Morlix’s signatures are still present on this masterstroke – lyrics that don’t waste a syllable, instrumentation without a spare note – there is also a hopefulness and vulnerability not always readily evident on his recent releases. The fact that “The Soul And The Heal” is pivotal for Gurf is immediately clear from the striking front cover image of a heart-shaped cherry with its pit exposed, and from the stark title that he says speaks to “the healing of the soul from all the damage we inflict on ourselves”.

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