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Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow Buffalo born, Texas bred has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier and, since 2000, a series of eight solo records that have a singular worldview and can be both harrowing and heartening, often at the same time.Now, prepare yourself for The Soul And The Heal. Gurf Morlixs ninth album is another chapter in a songbook that pithily relates the human condition. But though Morlixs signatures are still present on this masterstroke lyrics that dont waste a syllable, instrumentation without a spare note there is also a hopefulness and vulnerability not always readily evident on his recent releases. The fact that The Soul And The Heal is pivotal for Gurf is immediately clear from the striking front cover image of a heart-shaped cherry with its pit exposed, and from the stark title that he says speaks to the healing of the soul from all the damage we inflict on ourselves.It would be too easy to attribute Gurfs evolution to the fact that in February 2016 he suffered a heart attack while dead stopped in the fast lane, in a traffic jam, on his way to a gig. In fact these new songs were all written before this episode, from which he has fully recovered. But theres no doubt the emotions stirred by the unexpected December 2014 passing of Gurfs musical mate, rock keyboard legend Ian McLagan, contributed to the career pinnacle that The Soul And The Heal is for Morlix.The album was recorded at his Rootball home studio. Morlix comes by his musical minimalism naturally: Its the way my brain is wired. I like to hear everything clearly. Its a solitary sound, different from the sonics he brought to
  • Start:May 15, 2018
  • End:May 15, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:Hill Country BBQ, 509 Seventh Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20004
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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The Henley Park Hotel Located at
926 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-638-5200
Toll-Free: 800-222-8474
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