Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Made in USA (2006)
Steve Earle, Tom Waits
Frank Morey's songs seem instantly familiar in a good way. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
See Frank Morey's site or CD Baby
Frank Morey—vocals, guitar, harmonica
Peter Linnane—pump organ
Frank Morey, Peter Linnane, Scott Pittman
I really like this record. Frank Morey writes accessible, slightly wordy songs that tell stories in a nice way. He has a deep, world-weary voice that suits the material. His band is very good at playing this kind of music. "Slick and Mary Lou" is a very well told tale. "Bad Like Jesse James" may use the usual outlaw myths, but it's done so well that I really don't mind. "Bumb Shimmy" is a fun bar room romp. The sad "Junkietown" is a great song. Here, Morey's talent for describing the seedier side of life comes to the surface. It's a gritty, likeable cd in all. (email@example.com)
Frank Morey—voice, guitar, harmonica
Scott Pittman—drums, percussion, vocals
Frank Morey serves up more of what made Cold in Hand so compelling. His voice is still raspy and his gritty narratives are still on top form. "Must be hard (to be so pretty)" rocks hard and Morey's delivery is great. "Standing on a corner (love song)" is a song Tom Waits would be proud to call his own. "I stopped loving you today" does a good Country tearjerker bit. "North Atlantic line" is a duet with the gifted Eileen Rose in a softer style. It serves to remind us how great Morey is at varying the formula. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.
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