One of the most successful and influential names in Roots/Americana music is bringing his own new music to Jacksonville’s Mudville Music room on Friday, February 20th. From Austin TX, Gurf Morlix will celebrate the release of his new CD, Eatin’ at Me on Friday, February 20th at Mudville Music Room in Jacksonville.
Morlix is known for his innovative and insightful instrumentation on albums he has produced for internationally recognized recording artists such as Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. (Jacksonville music fans may recognize him as producer and mentor of Florida’s own Grant Peeples.) Morlix has produced and played on his latest 3 releases.
He has been awarded instrumentalist of the year by the Americana Music Association, inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, made 7 critically acclaimed and chart topping albums of his own songs, and toured the world promoting them. The Austin Chronicle described his songs, ““Hypnotic and provocative,” and of his performances, “The man sings with such beautiful sadness…”
The new release, ‘Eatin’ at Me’ is perhaps the most personal and autobiographical record Morlix has written to date. He grew up in upstate New York, and bookend tracks on the record, Dirty Old Buffalo and Born in Lackawanna, depict life there through the eyes of one on the threshold of manhood. He has not departed completely, however, from the style his listeners have come to expect, delivering tales of murder and loss with mesmerizing style and wit. Elephant’s Graveyard and Last Call are examples of the haunting and heart-breaking tunes that have impressed his critics and endeared the Texas balladeer to his fans.
Tiffany Walker, of Lone Star Magazine, says of the record, “The ten songs on Eatin’ At Me clearly come from a man who looks at life and the world around him, with all its grit and glory, unflinchingly. His songs tell tales of love and regret, happy memories and heartbreak, the kinds of things that stay will with a person, eating away at them, if allowed.”
Music starts at 7:30 pm for the Friday, February 20th show. The Mudville Music Room is located within The Mudville Grill at 3104 Atlantic Blvd. in Jacksonville. Tickets are $15 and may be bought at the door or in advance by writing [email protected] or by calling 904-352-7008. More about Gurf Morlix at www.gurfmorlix.com