Chicago Street Theatre is pleased to present singer/songwriter Gurf Morlix and Special Guest Ralston Bowles for an intimate evening of storytelling and Americana/Roots music on Friday, April 25th in their upstairs Edith B. Wood Studio.
“Hypnotic and provocative…” is how Jim Caligiuri of the Austin Chronicle describes Texas troubadour Gurf Morlix, who will perform onFriday, April 25th at The Chicago Street Theatre in downtown Valparaiso, a One Night Jam presentation and Edie’s Attic Series show in the upstairs Edith Wood Theatre.
Though Morlix is known for producing chart topping records for artists like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lucinda Williams, Slaid Cleaves, and Robert Earl Keen, his own records are top spins by Folk/Roots stations across the country and in Europe.
Roy Kasten of KDHX says that Morlix writes “with a flair for wit and mystery.” And of his latest record, Gurf Morlix Finds the Present Tense, "...it is acoustic country blues with flashes of electric lightning and crazy carnival organ when least expected." Bill Bentley of the Austin Chronicle says, “The man sings with such beautiful sadness…”
Morlix is an Americana Music Association Award Winner and multiple nominee for Instrumentalist of the Year. He’s a triple threat of Americana/Roots musicianship: soul-grabbing singing before a backdrop of unforgettable songwriting and expert instrumentation. It all comes together like a charm at his live shows.
Joining Morlix for this One Night Jam will be Grand Rapids singer/songwriter Ralston Bowles who is often referred to as the "Godfather of West Michigan's acoustic music scene." An award-winning musician, Bowles has opened for Shawn Colvin, T Bone Burnett, Arlo Gutherie and Bob Dylan.
Music lovers will have the opportunity to experience these two amazing artists in CST's intimate studio venue which is often called "Edie's Attic" for these more personal One Night Jam concerts.
The Chicago Street Theatre is located at 154 W. Chicago St. in downtown Valparaiso. Music starts at 8 pm for the Friday, April 25th show. Admission is $15. Call 219-464-1636 for tickets or buy online at www.chicagostreet.org Box Office hours are weekdays 10 AM to 2 PM and two hours prior to performances. For more about the artist see www.gurfmorlix.com