Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gurf Morlix to Play at Sportsmens Sept. 23

Austin singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Gurf Morlix, a former Western New Yorker and member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, will perform a solo show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, at the Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst Street near Grant Street in Buffalo.
Morlix is an very highly regarded guitarist, songwriter, producer and arranger, having played and collaborated with Lucinda Williams during her best years and recordings, and his most recent CD is "Diamonds to Dust" on Blue Corn Music. He has also worked with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mary Gauthier and Jim Whitford.
"Diamonds to Dust" reached number 2 on the Americana Radio Chart Top 40, and he rerecorded an almost-all-instrumental version of it, "Birth to Boneyard," which we are very lucky to have and sounds really cool. The leadoff song, "Killing Time in Texas," is classic Morlix, a dry, scary song of death, fear, escape and hope, and is a song he has played in several Buffalo shows, most recently headlining the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts 2008, which I reviewed here. Morlix's other CDs, all worth acquiring, are "Cut 'n Shoot," "Fishin' in the Muddy" and "Toad of Titicaca."
Tickets are an absolutely ridiculously low $10 for Gurf's show, and because Morlix's previous show at the Sportsmen's sold out, you should visit or call the club at 874-7734 or contact club booker and music impresario Ken Biringer at at


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