His resume reads like a who’s-who of uncompromising, roots-rockin’ Americana and Texas music.
Jim Lauderdale, Buddy & Julie Miller, Robert Earl Keen, Jr., Mary Gauthier, Butch Hancock, the Setters, Slaid Cleaves, Ruthie Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Peter Case, the Hot Club of Cowtown, Eliza Gilkyson, Ian McLagan, Mojo Nixon, Jimmy LaFave, the Kennedys, Jon Langford, the Pine Dogs, Tom Russell… and the list goes on.
Gurf Morlix has worked with ’em all – as a musician, a songwriter and/or a producer.
He played with Lucinda Williams for more than a decade and produced two of her classic albums, 1988’s “Lucinda Williams” and the follow-up, “Sweet Old World.” He’s also toured as a bandmember with Warren Zevon and Michael Penn.
Born in Buffalo but a long-time resident of Austin, Morlix is a member of both the Austin Music Hall of Fame and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. He was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2009 at the Americana Music Association’s awards ceremony.
And he’s also quite a prolific solo performer – recording seven albums since 2000. His new album, “Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream,” is a terrific tribute to his mentor and musical partner, the late Austin singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, who was murdered back in 1989 at the age of just 39.
Gurf Morlix is headed to Nippertown to play a show at Valentine’s Music Hall on Saturday night, showcasing many of the songs from his new album. And prior to Morlix stepping into the spotlight, there will an 8pm screening of the new 12-years-in-the-making documentary film, “Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah.” Admission to the movie-and-music, cinema-and-concert double-bill is $15.
BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you!?! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to see both the movie and the concert at Valentine’s on Saturday. To enter the contest, simply post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations, Dan!