Featured in SAY Magazine a few years ago, it’s time for an update on Cary Morin .
Award-winning singer/songwriter Cary Morin continues to impact audiences around the world with his live acoustic performances. With a career that spans over three decades, Morin has evolved with the industry and continues to learn from his experiences and the incredible artists he works with.
After completing his latest international tour, Morin released his sixth album last October titled When I Rise. “I had the luxury of being home for longer than usual, to work on this project,” recalled Morin. “It was great to have the time to experiment.”
The album includes 10 original songs, as well as Morin’s take on the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter song “Dire Wolf” and a version of Duane Allman’s classic “Little Martha.”
For the recording sessions, Morin enlisted a group of all-star musicians to help bring his musical vision to fruition. The ensemble included talented artists like Steve Amedée (drums, percussion), Paul Benjaman (electric guitar) and Celeste Di Iorio (vocals), among others.
Morin is greatly respected and recognized in the industry for his blues/ roots style and his acoustic guitar-picking prowess. He characterizes his sound as acoustic Native Americana, bringing together the qualities of different genres such as blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae and dance.
A member of the Crow Tribe, Morin began his music career while living in Colorado, USA, and quickly gained popularity touring nationally with his band The Atoll in 1989. In the years following, he reached international acclaim with his group The Pura Fé Trio before moving on to pursue a career as a solo artist.
His illustrious career has afforded him the opportunity to perform at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and at various notable music festivals across the world including the Paris Jazz Festival and most recently the Rochefort En Accords festival in France and The Copenhagen Blues Festival. Morin has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, recently including Best Blues CD for his album Cradle to the Grave at the 2018 Independent Music Awards, receiving Honourable Mention in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition for Best Blues Song, and being an awardee of the 2018 Native Arts & Cultures Fellowship.