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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 4/29 – Carrie Morrison / Mike River
April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carrie Morrison‘s music will break your heart – in the best way. Melodic and memorable, her songs make connections. The singer/songwriter/pianist, a native of Louisville, Ky., has been playing piano since age seven. She moved to higher ground in 2004, and has been a popular act in the Western N.C. area for more than 15 years. Music has always been part of her life, from a youthful obsession with musicals, to improvisational and classical piano study. Morrison is known for melodically strong songs with personal lyrics, ranging from the deeply emotional to the slightly silly. Her EP “Carolina Blonde” was released in 2013 and produced by the late Terry Wetton. Her album “Miles and Miles” was produced by Chris Rosser, of award-winning ensemble Free Planet Radio, released in 2017. Her EP “The Neverwhere Sisters,” produced by Andrew Thelston and Daniel Nisbet, featuring cellist JamieLeighBennett, was released in 2021. Morrison is currently working on two new recording projects, to be released in 2024. She has had airplay on WTZQ and WNCW, and enjoys collaborations with several local artists onstage and in the studio. She performs solo, in duos with Thelston and Bennett (occasionally with them in a trio), and also is a vocalist and keyboardist in The Andrew Thelston Band. Morrison is a teacher of Exceptional Children and English at a local high school. She is married to Mike, the love of her life, her champion, and best roadie.
Raised in the heart of Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, Americana singer-songwriter and story teller Mike River, has fronted several fire breathing cowpunk alt-country bands in Denver and the Rocky Mountain area over the last several decades.
In recent years he has relocated to eastern Tennessee and returned to his musical roots, populating his songs with people, places and sacred stories; paying tribute to the past with the descriptive flair of a seasoned screenwriter, offering up vivid vignettes that feel lived in and relatable.
“Pulling Sorrow,” Mike River’s latest album, offers a flavorful mix of classic country and the finest Americana that paints an evocative picture of his life, past and present, and represent the veteran songwriter’s finest work to date.