Cary Morin

Cary Morin

 
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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Cary has been described as acoustic Native Americana Fingerstyle Blues; with strong qualities of jam, reggae, jazz, blues, bluegrass and dance. Tim Duffy, president of Music Makers Relief Foundation, describes Morin as “a brilliant guitarist, heartfelt songwriter and soulful singer whose music gives us pause to reflect on life's great rewards.”

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Biography

Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other, from the rocking, electrified world groove band The Atoll, to the solo acoustic blues of his 2013 release, Streamline, which showcases Morin’s deft fingerstyle guitar. The organic recording style of Streamline features original songs that reference his Native American heritage and life experiences as well as new takes on uncommon covers. Morin’s 2011 release Sing It Louder revisits Morin’s musical origins in Great Falls, Montana, where he cut his teeth picking guitar standards at neighborhood get-togethers. Tim Duffy, president of Music Makers Relief Foundation, describes Morin as “a brilliant
guitarist, heartfelt songwriter and soulful singer whose music gives us pause to reflect on life's great rewards.”

The release of Sing It Louder follows close on the international success of Pura Fe Trio Live! A Blues Night in North Carolina, a recording from which Ole Midlife Crisis, a song he wrote and performed with Pura Fé, placed at number 17 on France’s iTunes blues chart in March 2011.

Crow tribal member and son of an air force officer, Morin was born in 1962 in Billings, Montana. He spent the bulk of his youth in Great Falls before relocating to Northern, Colorado. There, his musical career started off running with The Atoll, a band he founded in 1989 and that toured nationally, quickly gaining an enthusiastic and devoted
following.

With The Atoll and The Pura Fé Trio, and also as a solo artist, Morin has played celebrated venues across the globe, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Lincoln Center in New York City, Paris Jazz Festival, Winter Park Jazz Festival, Folk Alliance International, River People Festival, Shakori Hills Festival and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Morin’s performances have reached millions through national TV in Japan, France and the UK; and national radio in the US (NPR’s Beale Street Caravan), UK (BBC’s Whose London), France (RFI), Switzerland and Belgium. Morin’s musical relationship with Pura Fé began during the stage show Tribe at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

His stage credits also include co-authorship of Turtle Island, a 50-member production that played two consecutive years to sold- out audiences in Northern Colorado. With the Red Willow Dancers, Morin was a guest of the internationally renowned Kodo Drummers in Ogi, Japan performing at their 1998 spring festival and other dates in Japan.He has produced or appeared on dozens of recordings, and has toured 22 US states, as well as Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium and the UK.

His home base in Colorado is Fort Collins where he has been honored to be included in a public mural depicting popular local musicians and one of his first electric guitars prominently displayed at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Cary Morin currently performs solo, and with The Pura Fé Trio, and The Cary Morin Band, and with other bands around the mid-west.

Lyrics

Sing It Louder

Written By: Cary Morin

It's all gonna come together
If I could help you feel this love
You and me together
Something we can be proud of
It would all be a whole lot better
If I could help you feel his love
If I could help you feel that love

I'll make a song just for you
If singing helps you feel the love
Sing it louder and believe
If singin' makes you feel the love
I'll give you everything you need
and make it fit just like a glove
If singin' makes you feel his love

It'll help you dance all through the night
If dancing makes you feel this love
Dance into his kingdom
Stomp your feet so he can hear
The moon rising up above
If dancin' helps you feel his love
Gonna help you feel that love

Would you bring it back to me
If I could help you feel the love
Wash my sins away forever
Im gonna help you feel the love
Givin' more than you receive
Sing it louder and believe
If I can help you feel that love

Prisoner

Written By: Cary Morin

I had to leave –
the place where I was born
I had to travel –
didn’t know where I was going
Before I can get some sleep-
I gotta stand in line
I thought this rain would end –
that turned out to be a lie

I want to be somebody –
not just a name and a number
I need to find some money –
Get out from under this pain

I see everyone around me
Do the things that they do
It’s time I got to be somebody too

Folks like me –
Ain't got nobody
Nobody to blame –
no ways and means
I got nobody –
waiting by the phone
And what I do –
I do it all alone

If one day I climb –the stairs of eternal night
It couldn’t be too soon –
that would make everything alright
I see people all around me –
do the things that they do
It’s time I got to be somebody too

I had to leave
The place wherein was born
I had to travel
Didn't know where I was going
Didn't know where I was going

Nobody Loves You

Written By: Cary Morin

YOU GOTTA GIVE ME SOMETHING
WE’VE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
SHOW ME SOME KIND OF EMOTION
NEITHER ONE OF US GOT NOTHING TO HIDE
THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY
MAYBE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD
THEY MUST HAVE BEEN HARD ON YOU
WHAT MAKES A GOOD GIRL A GIRL GONE WILD
AND NOBODY LOVES YOU


I NEVER HAD ANYONE
NOT TILL I MET YOU
NOW I’VE GOT SENSE ENOUGH TO TRY
TO BE THAT SOMEBODY TO YOU
NOW I’VE HAD TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT
AND I’VE HAD TIME TO THINK IT THOUGH
I FEEL I’M FILLING WHAT’S EMPTY
EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU COULD NEVER BE TRUE

NOBODY LOVES YOU, NOBODY LOVES YOU
THE WAY THAT I DO

DON’T TAKE IT AWAY, TAKE IT AWAY
WHAT LITTLE I GET FROM YOU


THERE’S NOTHING I CAN SEE
THE WAY I AM WITH YOU AND YOU WITH ME
NOTHING EVER GONNA CHANGE THAT
AND THAT’S ALL RIGHT GIRL WITH ME
SOME PEOPLE I SEE SMILING
THEY SMILE AT EVERYBODY THEY SEE
NOBODY’S THAT HAPPY UNLESS THEY’RE CRAZY

NOBODY LOVES YOU , NOBODY LOVES YOU, THE WAY THAT I DO