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Meet Ed Morales
Somewhere along his decades long musical pathway, Texas singer/ songwriter Ed Morales caught a vision for his own brand of guitar-based alternative rock. He has taken expressive acoustic and electric guitar, and imbued it with an emotional, plaintive vocal quality that seems to aim for a transparency with the listener. Gifted in the art of live performance, Ed's musicality, harmony and emotional range point back to earlier influences -McCartney, Browne, Dylan and Henley. Yet his thoughtful arrangements prove elusive to those that might simply file his work under alternative rock. This is an art-infused collection - though the secret is in its simplicity. It is precisely here where the listener connects to the music. Ed Morales is no stranger to the music world. He has fronted no less than four bands in the past two decades, and has had successful solo releases as well. The fruits of his songwriting received praise and recommendation from noted names such as: Billboard, CMJ, Performance Magazine, Circus and CrossRhythms UK and his works merited rotation on radio stations from California to Massachusetts, throughout the Americas and across the World. Ed’s simple songs portray a seemingly complex beauty and linger — close to the heart — inviting listeners to come in and share. His lyrics paint a picture of the man who has emerged on the other side of a long journey. The unmistakably deep lyrics are not easily forgotten and call his audience toward personal reflection — a talent hard to come by in today’s disposable world.
"Morales' music is kind of turbo-charged electro acoustic music. It rocks, but doesn't hit the listeners over the head with a brick. The man's music and words dovetail into a seamless, interesting intelligent whole." Jim Beal, San Antonio Express News
"This is classic American rock ... Ed Morales has done an excellent job in creating music with a strong message and solid production, these are catchy songs that have something significant
to say." Mike Rimmer – © CrossRhythms Magazine