“The Morrisons play big band folk, like a mash up of both Inside Llewyn Davies and Oh Brother Where Art Thou’s T-Bone Burnett” – Concrete Playground.
“An incredible bluegrass/country/folk 7 piece” – AU Review.
“The Morrisons prove that Sydney bands can pick with the best of the them” – Timber & Steel.
Winners of the Australian Song Writers Assocation folk/acoustic Song of the Year (2014), The Morrisons fuse Australian stories with the spirit and intensity of Americana, bluegrass, country and folk. With aching harmonies, driving rhythms, and virtuosic playing, The Morrisons deliver a live show of raw energy and emotion.
The Morrisons have performed at major festivals around the country including Port Fairy, The National, Out On The Weekend, Secret Garden, Blue Mountains and many more. They have supported highly acclaimed international artists Lake Street Dive (US), Lindi Ortega (CAN), and Marlon Williams (NZ), and in 2015 they celebrated the release of their debut single ‘Wild Eleanor’ with an east coats tour, with their debut album due for release in late 2016.
They launched a regular night of country music in partnership with Lost Highway (UMA) where they hosted artists such as Shane Nicholson, Emma Swift and Catherine Britt. Their show, ‘Man of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to the Music of O Brother Where Art Thou’, has sold out 2 years running, and has since been featured at the 2016 Spectrum Now and Vivid Festivals. The shows cast has featured some of Sydney’s finest including Ngaiire, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tommy Dean, Luke Escombe and Brian Campeau. They have made regular appearances on ABC and FBI radio with a recent highlight being their performance of Paul Kelly’s two bluegrass albums Smoke and Foggy Highway’at iconic Sydney venue, The Basement.