A well-traveled, world-renowned artist with multiple projects and groups, Cary Morin strips it down for his most recent solo release, Sing It Louder. Although he has help from percussionist Peter Knudson, Morin and his acoustic guitar are the driving force on this bluesy ballad/storyteller-style album. The smoothness and relative calm of Sing It Louder convey the vibe of a man and artist at ease with life and its many trials. The acoustic guitar is the main character on this album, and Morin does an excellent job of coaxing the stories from it, working organically and never pushing too hard. Knudson’s percussion skills are just enough to lend Sing It Louder a bit more of a meat-and-potatoes foundation, giving the album a well-rounded feel.
– Charlie Englar