CARY MORIN: When I Rise

Laid-back front porch blues you might hear on a sultry evening in rural Mississippi in 1949. Singer/picker Cary Morin exudes low-key charm working solo and small group, mostly acoustic, with Dexter Payne’s clarinet on “Let Me Hear The Music,” and harmonica elsewhere. Morin makes no bones about his love for Delta blues and it shows. The Grateful Dead’s “Dire Wolf” gets the blue-streaked Morin treatment, the only cover. The denser “Jug In The Water” is electric blues built on locomotive bass. “Carmela Marie” could have come out of Laurel Canyon the late sixties, with yearning, piquant guitar.

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