Cary Morin has made a name for himself with his unmatched skill with the guitar, being described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” and his unique blend of roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. He just released a cover of R.L. Burnside’s “Goin’ Down South” with is band Cary Morin and Ghost Dog.
If you aren’t familiar, R.L. Burnside’s version of the song is more blues and soul laced that sound of a classical era of music that sounds like . Cary’s version has that blues feeling, but includes more of an acoustic folk and country rock blend that gives it a different kind of southern sound.
Upon hearing Luther Dickinson’s guitar take on the song, Cary imagined its transition from acoustic guitar to a larger electric band version of the song that incorporated some world groove, Reggae, and African sounds. Colorado musicians Cary Morin (guitar, vocals), Celeste Di Iorio (harmony vocals), Luke Hunter (bass & vocals), and Jordan Pasquin (drums, percussion, & vocals) unite to form a high-energy roots rock band, intent on getting folks up and out of their seats.
Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. He has performed at renowned venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.
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