The Morrisons

A sometime 7-piece band forging elements of alt-country, bluegrass and folk to create a unique and contemporary Australian sound. Highly accomplished pickers, singers and multi-instrumentalists, their stories are inspired by Aussie folklore and modern Australian life.

www.themorrisonsband.com

Winners of the 2014 folk/acoustic song of the year at the Australian Song Writers Association Awards, The Morrisons fuse Australian stories and sounds with the spirit and intensity of old time American bluegrass, country and folk. With high, lonesome singing, fast picking and original songs inspired by folklore, family and their lives as young Australians. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, washboard, harmonica, and 4 part harmonies, they deliver a live show full of raw energy and emotion. They released their debut single ‘Wild Eleanor’ (ASA Folk/Acoustic song of the year) in October of 2015 with a full-length album due for release in Autumn 2016. They have performed with highly acclaimed international artists Lake Street Dive (US) and Lindi Ortega (CAN), and their show, Man of constant sorrow: A tribute to the music of “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?”, has sold out 2 years in a row, with cast featuring, Ngaiire, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tommy Dean, Luke Escombe and Brian Campeau.

 

The Morrisons play big band folk, like a mash up of both Inside Llewyn Davies and Oh Brother Where Art Thou’s T-Bone Burnett” – Concrete Playground