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Gurf Morlix and Grant Peeples

Presented by Sylvia Rusche

The 2012 Independent Music Concert Series continues on Saturday February 25th with Gurf Morlix and Grant Peeples.

Join us for an evening of live music starting with a light buffet from Sofia Forte catering at 7:00 PM. Music starts at 7:30 PM
All seats $25

One Night Only

About Gurf Morlix

Tempting as it may be, don’t just judge Gurf Morlix by the company he keeps, even if it does provide a fine starting point: eminent musical artists like Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Warren Zevon, Ian McLagan, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Michael Penn, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, Jim Lauderdale and Slaid Cleaves, to name but a few. Instead, listen to Last Exit to Happyland, his fifth solo album, and understand why his blue-ribbon associations as a producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist have led Morlix to a similar level of excellence as a singer, songwriter and artist in his own right.

As critic Henry Cabot Beck notes on, “If anybody is still looking for a candidate to replace Robbie Robertson in The Band, look no further. Morlix can write, sing, produce, and play nearly every instrument (mostly stringed) and has a bottomless (albeit muddy) range of American musical idioms from which to draw.” Through more than four decades of professional music endeavors, Morlix has distinguished himself with his innate musicality, exquisite taste, keen creative instincts, and well-honed ear for not only songwriting but also the elements that bring songs to their fullest fruition.

And now, on Last Exit to Happyland, “I’ve found my voice, and my albums just keep getting better and better all the time,” Morlix says. “I’m really proud of these songs and this album.” Morlix rightly feels he has come into his own as an artist, songwriter and performer. “I’m really enjoying writing songs, making my records, and going out and playing,” he notes. His ever-expanding touring circuit has already taken him across North America and to Europe and Japan.


About Grant Peeples

“This guy’s a guitar-slinging poet” Nashville Music City News

His songs bite and twist, turn on a phrase, dig beneath the surface of appearances. He violates the “ No Trespassing” signs, peeks over the backyard fences of the culture. Then he picks up his guitar and lets you know what he’s seen–unapologetically–like a poet would anchor the Six O’clock News.

And you know right away….he’s not making this stuff up.

Once you listen to Grant’s songs, see his performance, the old tobacco barn in that empty field across from your Wal-mart won’t look quite the same as it did before.

Grant’s third album, “Okra and Ecclesiastes”, produced by Gurf Morlix was released February 2011.

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