Americana musician Gurf is coming to Naul

Published 29/10/2013 | 10:00

Gurf Morlix will play the Seamus Ennis Centre on November 29.

AUSTIN-BASED producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Gurf Morlix has confirmed a series of dates in Ireland in November, including an evening at Naul's Seamus Ennis Centre on Friday, November 29, at 8.30pm.

Morlix has worked with many of the best-known performers of Americana roots rock and alternative country music.

His most notable works include producing albums by Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Gauthier, Ian McLagan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom Russell, Butch Hancock and Slaid Cleaves.

A member of the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame (2004) and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (2005), he was also the Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year for 2009.

Morlix's various musical activities over four decades include touring with Warren Zevon and Michael Penn, playing guitar in Ian McLagan's Bump Band, and touring and recording with the likes of Robert Plant, David Byrne, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Peter Case, John Prine, Buddy Miller, Dave Alvin, Eliza Gilkyson, Michelle Shocked, Jimmy LaFave, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Mojo Nixon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Flaco Jiminez, Roseanne Cash, BlazeFoley and many others.

He is probably best known for his 11-year partnership with Lucinda Williams as her guitarist, band leader and backing vocalist as well as producer of two of her classic, critically acclaimed albums, Lucinda Williams and Sweet Old World.

Gurf Morlix released his ninth solo album earlier this year, Gurf Morlix Finds the Present Tense, which features 10 songs of desperation and desire.

Tickets at €16 are available online at seamusenniscentre.com.

Fingal Independent

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