Austin TX Music Hall of Famer Gurf Morlix Plays Folk School

One of the most successful and influential names in Roots/Americana music is playing the Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow on Tuesday, October 27th!  It is a CD Release show in celebration of his new release, Eatin’ at Me. 

Gurf Morlix is known for his innovative and insightful instrumentation on albums he has produced for internationally recognized recording artists such as Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Gauthier, Slaid Cleaves, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. His own records have topped Roots/Americana charts in the US and in Europe.

Morlix has been awarded Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association, is an Austin TX Music Hall of Fame inductee, made 8 critically acclaimed and chart topping albums of his own songs, and toured the world promoting them. The Austin Chronicle described his songs, ““Hypnotic and provocative,” and says of his performances, “The man sings with such beautiful sadness…”

The new release, ‘Eatin’ at Me’ is perhaps the most personal and autobiographical record Morlix has written to date. He was born in Lackawanna, New York and grew up in the Buffalo area. Dirty Old Buffalo and Born in Lackawanna, two tracks on the new record, depict life there through the eyes of one on the threshold of manhood.

He has not departed completely, however, from the style his listeners have come to expect, delivering tales of murder and loss with mesmerizing style and wit. Elephant’s Graveyard and Last Call are examples of the haunting and heart-breaking tunes that have impressed his critics and endeared the Texas balladeer to his fans. 

Tiffany Walker, of Lone Star Magazine, says of the record, “The ten songs on Eatin’ At Me clearly come from a man who looks at life and the world around him, with all its grit and glory, unflinchingly. His songs tell tales of love and regret, happy memories and heartbreak, the kinds of things that will stay with a person, eating away at them, if allowed.” 

The show starts at 6p on Tuesday, October 27th. Although it’s a free show, the suggested donation to the artist is $10.