Ham Jam House -Concert

Cary Morin

Cary Morin will play a fine acoustic concert on Wednesday, May 29th, at 7:00 PM.

Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other, from the rocking, electrified world groove of The Atoll, to the p ared-down acoustic blues of Sing It Louder, which showcases Morin’s deft fingerstyle guitar. Sing It Louder revisits Morin’s musical origins in Great Falls, Montana, where he cut his teeth picking guitar standards at neighborhood get-togethers. Here, original songs, such as This Train, Rounders, and the title track, as well as innovative covers of War and Black Friday, display his distinctive songwriting style, which has been described as acoustic Native Americana, with strong qualities of jam, reggae, jazz, blues, bluegrass and dance. Tim Duffy, president of Music Makers 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.” The release of Sing It Louder follows close on the international success Pura Fe Trio Live! A Blues Night in North Carolina, a recording from which Ole Midlife Crisis, a song he wrote and performed with Pura Fé, placed at number 17 on France’s iTunes blues chart in March 2011. Crow tribal member and son of an air force officer, Morin was born in 1962 in Billings, Montana. He spent the bulk of his youth in Great Falls before relocating to Northern, Colorado. There, his musical career started off running with The Atoll, a band he founded in 1989 and that toured nationally, quickly gaining an enthusiastic and devoted following. With The Atoll and The Pura Fé Trio, and also as a solo artist, Morin has played celebrated venues across the globe, including Paris Jazz Festival, Winter Park Jazz Festival, Folk Alliance International, River People Festival, Shakori Hill Festival and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Morin’s performances have reached millions through national TV in Japan, France and the UK; and national radio in the US (NPR’s Beale Street Caravan), UK (BBC’s Whose London), France (RFI), Switzerland and Belgium. Morin’s musical relationship with Pura Fé began during the stage show Tribe at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix. His stage credits also include co-authorship of Turtle Island, a 50-member production that played two consecutive years to sold- out audiences in Northern Colorado. With the Red Willow Dancers, Morin was a guest of the internationally renowned Kodo Drummers in Ogi japan, performing at their 1998 spring festival and other dates in Japan. He has produced or appeared on over 15 recordings, and has toured 22 US states, as well as Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium and the UK. Cary Morin currently performs with The Pura Fé Trio, The Cary Morin Duo and The Atoll.

-- Cary Morin's Website: http://www.carymorin.com

-- Video: Cary's "Together":

-- Video: Steely Dan's "Back Friday":

Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.

$10 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!