On April 29, Forty Below Records, home to albums by John Mayall, Bonson Berner and KaiL Baxley, will issue the extraordinary debut album by singer-songwriter Sam Morrow. Entitled Ephemeral, the release marks the first one issued under an arrangement with Sony/RED Distribution and MRI, home to partnerships with artists such as Billy Bragg, The Black Crowes, Johnny Winter, Sinead O’Connor, Joseph Arthur, Los Lonely Boys, Bob Schneider and Hank3.
Raised on the muddy waters of coastal Americana, Sam Morrow brings a gritty sustenance to his music, evocative of a threadbare soul, decades his elder.
Morrow is forthright in his self-awareness, “Coming from a background with a love for all music, I found it challenging to nail down my style. Between everything I listened to, I saw a single commonality: honesty. Whether it’s Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Damien Rice, or David Ramirez, they all have these heavy truths woven in their writing that you don’t want to believe, but have to, because you’ve been there, you’ve felt that, you’ve seen those things. And it’s from that well of honesty I write.”