Gurf Morlix was named 2009 Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association, and he was inducted into Austin’s Music Awards’ Hall of Fame for his seminal contributions as a record producer, instrumental accompanist, and singer-songwriter. Gurf first came to prominence during the eleven years he spent as Lucinda Williams’ accompanist, when he also produced her first two break out albums; Lucinda Williams and its follow-up, Sweet Old World.
But that’s just one chapter in his rich and varied career. Previously Gurf forged a deep and lasting musical bond and friendship with Blaze Foley, whose musical reputation continues to grow since his tragic death in 1989 at age thirty nine. Foley is the subject of the recently released highly regarded biographical drama Blaze, a story that Gurf too has a role in. In following years Morlix toured with luminaries such as Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, and Steve Earle while doing studio work for a host of other major talents.
“there’s a depth to the veteran guitarist, producer, and singer-songwriter that others can’t touch. “ – Austin Chronicle
“Morlix’s music mines the seam where roadhouse rock, Southern soul, and mountain music share a common source. . . . The emotional investment he makes in the material has the insistence of a fever dream.” – No Depression
“…aching songs full of deep humanity” – The Houston Press
“What Gurf Morlix has done for the Austin, Texas, scene can easily be compared with what Phil Spector did for the girl groups back in the ‘60s. In other words, the Austin-based producer and multi-instrumentalist has become the go-to-guy for Southern songwriters for years now” – AmericanaUK
The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $20 at the door or $17 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue.
Seats can be reserved by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.