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Alabama native Matt Morrow has a strange way of stealing the attention of a room with a whisper rather than a shout and making darkness seem more beautiful than the light. The award winning singer-songwriter has hypnotized audiences across the country, and is currently playing shows to promote his new album Burlap and Gold, a Southern Gothic collection of stories told from the perspectives of the hardscrabble everymen and everywomen of his small Southern town. Alone on stage, his acoustic guitar or banjo are the only foil needed for the dark poetry of his lyrics that sting with heartbreak, addiction, despair, hope, and hard-earned wisdom. But it's truly his remarkable voice that seems to bring an audience to a breathless silence--dipping low and smoky one minute and sailing into a spine-tingling falsetto at others, but usually somewhere in between, and always hauntingly beautiful.
Praise for Matt Morrow's music:
"Gorgeous, expressive and fluid songs flow endlessly in Matt's sophomore release . . . The piano plays at will, breaking every few notes for that pause that has you gasping for breath . . . His songwriting is incredible, the songs are elegant and the CD is something you must have in your collection for any mood." - Heather Corcoran, www.coffeehousetour.com.
"The Places You Dont Know Are There.. is an exercise in minimalism, a collection of folk songs laced with anger, desperation, and loss . . . He both wails and whispers -- at times, his voice is so robust that his vocals seem capable of knocking down walls; at others, his voice is so slight that it might float away on a breeze" - Tracy M. Rogers, The Aurora Review, www.theaurorareview.com
"While 'heartfelt' is a sadly overused word, Matt Morrow's music is truly that. Matt's songs and vocals are utterly heart-felt and heart-breaking and will move you and just generally set your heart aching (in that good/yearning kind of way). There is an incredibly authentic and vulnerable and simultaneously passionate edge to Matt's music. It won't take you a long time listening to figure out that Matt is a young songwriter on the rise." - Antje Duvekot, Singer-Songwriter