Kristen Lee Morris as been described as the real deal. A one-in-a-million swamp dog with a vibe all of his own and makes his debut on the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival stage next February.
Having built a career on writing, singing and playing guitar in a raw and soulful manner the festival audience are about to discover blues music at its core with the freedom and range that also draws on country and folk styles.
From the blues masters to Chris Whitley, Neil Young to Steve Earle – you can hear it all in Morris’ special blend. In 2014 Morris released his well-received, Kasey Chambers-produced debut album Ruins. Morris shared stages with Chambers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Parr, and Hayes Carll before he and partner Sarah Humphreys brought their Eagle & The Wolf collaboration to life with a rich and soulful Americana album of the same name.
2018 was the year of Hillbilly Blues, Morris’ second solo album and one that eloquently encapsulates the spirit and verve of the musician and songwriter; his raw swagger and charm in full flight. In recognition of Kristen Lee Morris’ songwriting, Henry Wagons chose the single ‘Cowboy’ as his local song of the year on Double J’s Tower of Song. Festival Team Member, Leah Chenoweth-Tidy says, ‘We welcome Kristen and his band to the Festival and are excited to have him debut on our stage in February next year where our audience will discover a real treat from the Australian Blues genre’.
Early Bird 3 Day Tickets are ON SALE now via the festival website www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au for only $121! Don’t forget to book a place to stay!
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