Karl Morgan
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Karl Morgan

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
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Jan
27
Karl Morgan @ One-2-One

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Jan
20
Karl Morgan @ One-2-One

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Jan
13
Karl Morgan @ One-2-One

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

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With an undeniable feel and a seemingly effortless knack for agility, this Australian guitarist has no trouble proving that he is no run-of-the-mill blues player. Blazing through 12 tracks of original songs (with the exception of one cover) that not only showcase his prowess on the frets, but also his uncanny ability to craft a magnificent song, this album truly speaks from the heart of a man who still holds great faith in the blues. While it would be easy (and fairly accurate) to compare the way he approaches his playing to Stevie Ray Vaughn, it's not that cut and dry. There's tinges of funk, soul, folk, and straight rock here that really make this album stand out, while simultaneously reflecting the genuine versatility with which he handles the instrument. While these songs are full of plenty of licks to appease finicky guitar fans and aficionados, there's also no shortage of finely penned lyrics that lock arms with the gut-wrenching vocals, making sure these tracks are more than just templates for guitar solos. His ear for tone and balance adds to this, making sure the guitar is the driving force in the structure, but not overbearing and unnecessarily showy. Accessible and honest, this is a welcome album for not only fans of good ol' fashioned electric guitar playing, but also those who are looking for some finely tuned songwriting as well. - CD Baby


Discography

Talkin' With The Hands (2007)
Burning Heart (2011)

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Karl Morgan is an Australian blues/soul guitarist, singer and songwriter, based in Austin, Texas. While he cites Eric Clapton as his primary influence (particularly the Derek & the Dominos period) his style is also strongly informed by influences such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and other blues and soul artists including Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, James Brown, The Meters, Aretha Franklin, The Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, The Band, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye.

Karl made his debut release, 'Talkin' With the Hands', in 2007 through independent label, Pied Piper Records, and released his second album , 'Burning Heart' in October of 2011. 'Burning Heart' was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with his US band.