Hall and Morgan
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Hall and Morgan

Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Duo Americana Folk




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CD: "The Real Deal" (15 tracks, 2003) is an eclectic mix, featuring Hall & Morgan.
CD: "Sea of Dreams"(14 tracks, 2008) is a collection of lullabyes & laments, featuring Cindy Morgan.
CD: "Traditional Sampler" (8 tracks, 2012)) is a set of 8 traditional tunes, featuring Hall & Morgan.



These 2 self-taught musicians don't look nearly old enough to have 95 years of performance experience between them, but they certainly capture an old-time sound. Jim Hall and Cindy Morgan met in 1997, when both of them were Artists-in-Residence at the Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse in East Lansing, Michigan. Their musical bonding was instantaneous, as their individual strengths, vocally and instrumentally, blended into a whole greater than the sum of the parts.

Jim and Cindy have been playing music together for over 15 years, sometimes in bands, but always as a duo, where their versatility (either of them can sing lead or harmony) allows them the freedom to explore music across many genres, from traditional, old-time and folk music to blues, bluegrass, and contemporary singer-songwriters. They create an intimate and personal sound, emphasizing tight vocal harmonies, strong lyrics, and solid instrumental touches. Between the 2 of them, they play a multitude of acoustic instruments, including guitar (6-string, 12-string, resonator), mandolin, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, ukelele bass, and occasionally piano, accordian and hand percussion instruments.

Eventually, their musical partnership broadened into the rest of their lives, and in 2000 they were married in the backyard of their 1860's farmhouse, which they share with assorted cats and their ever-increasing collection of instruments (47 and counting). Hall & Morgan are very involved in the local music scene, with Jim hosting a radio show, "Roots & Branches" on WLNZ radio, and Cindy on the Board of the Ten Pound Fiddle as well as Volunteer Coordinator for the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM).

In 2003, they put out their first CD, "The Real Deal," which serves as a sampler of the styles of music they present. In 2008, Cindy recorded a solo CD, "Sea of Dreams," a collection of lullabyes and laments. The pair is working on a new CD, which will feature duets of both traditional and contemporary songs, but in the meantime they have produced an EP of traditional tunes, "Traditional Sampler."

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