Cahalen Morrison
On Demand
Jan 23, 2016
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: Cahalen Morrison
Cahalen Morrison is a genuine, yet not traditional, old-time musician, who blends his love of American roots music with the dusty land of his childhood in rural New Mexico. Building on influences like Norman Blake, George Jones, and Tim O’Brien, his music twists and turns in familiar, yet unexpected ways.
Born and raised in northern New Mexico, now residing in Seattle, Cahalen writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw, natural elements. A student of everything from Jazz and poetry to Dwight Yoakam and rodeo, Cahalen tugs at the taproot of American music, and takes it one step further. Equally at home on fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo or singing unaccompanied, his styles range from old-time, bluegrass and country blues, to honky-tonk and avant-garde folk. Not a virtuoso, or anything of the sort, but a hard-working student of music drawn to the subtleties and basics of American music.

This live concert was originally broadcast December 18th, 2015 from Seattle's Empty Sea Studios.


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