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 pared-down acoustic blues of Sing It Louder. Released in April 2011, this recording showcases Morin’s deft fingerstyle guitar and distinctive songwriting style, which has been described as acoustic Native Americana, with strong qualities of jam, reggae, jazz, blues, bluegrass and dance.
How We Helped:
Cary Morin is part of Music Maker Relief Foundation’s “Next Generation Artists” program. In addition, he mentors younger Music Maker artist Lakota John Locklear. Music Maker has provided Cary with a great acoustic guitar, recorded his first solo release, and helped kickstart his solo career with an extensive tour in Europe.
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.”
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, Cary has played celebrated venues across the globe, including Paris Jazz Festival, Winter Park Jazz Festival, Folk Alliance International, River People Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Music Festival and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Cary’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 andBelgium. In March 2011, Ole Midlife Crisis, a song he wrote and performed with Pura Fé, placed at number 17 on France’s iTunes blues chart.
Morin currently performs with The Pura Fé Trio, The Cary Morin Duo, and The Atoll. For more information, visit www.CaryMorin.com