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Gurf Morlix
-Cut ‘N Shoot-
By Bob Silvestri

Sometimes it can be hard to write objectively about an artist when you are also a fan of their work. Such is the case with Cut ‘N Shoot the new release from Buffalo native Gurf Morlix. Although he now resides in Austin, TX, where he is a world renowned and much sought after producer and session player, he still finds the time to release the occasional solo disc. On this his third solo release he handles all the duties from mixing, mastering, and producing to playing all instruments sans drums, courtesy Rick Richards, to writing or co writing twelve of the thirteen tracks. “Yesterday She Didn’t” starts off the disc with Morlix’s unmistakable guitar playing and raspy vocal delivery. The steel guitar is the perfect touch and adds a Hawaiian feel to the song. The witty country shuffle “Were You Lyin’ Down?” tells the story of jilted love. “Your Sister” is a tip of the hat to Doug Sahm, Augie Myers and Tex-Mex music in general. The risqué lyrics and squeeze box sounding organ puts a smile on your face and makes you want to hit the dance floor. Brende Fuller and Ron Coy co-wrote “Your Sister” with Morlix. “Where There Is Smoke”, co-written with Jim Lauderdale, features Linda McRae on harmony vocals. In the pre gloss Nashville days “Where There Is Smoke” would have been a huge hit for a husband and wife duet team. “I’ll Change” an apologetic love song revels with its simplicity and weeping steel guitar. “Grabbin’ For Love”, the Texas twang of “Me & You” and “The Whole Truth” with its slide guitar and banjos provide endless enjoyment as well. Using a musical palette with colors of Hank Sr., Bob Wills and more Morlix has created his own beautiful masterpiece of sounds. For more on Gurf Morlix and his new CD Cut ’N Shoot check out www.bluecornmusic.com.

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