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Red Line Roots Podcast Episode 16 - Cary Morin

Red Line Roots

Well, it has certainly been a while since our last episode dropped, but Ken is back with a very special discussion with Cary Morin.The last concert I saw out in the world before this pandemic closed venues was Cary Morin at North Star Church of the Arts. I had a prior commitment, so I was running a bit late and I slid into the back pew. Cary was playing an entrancing instrumental melody, with a wide-brimmed hat pulled down low, shadows over his face. It was what music is supposed to do: after a harried day, I was taken out of my world, and given the gift of sounds and silence, of rhythm and solace, and I could take a good, deep breath. It was so enjoyable to get to talk with Cary about his latest record, Dockside Saints. The record is amazing: some of the best musicians in Louisiana back Cary, and they explore all the heights and subtleties of blues, cajun, folk, and country music, while making a sound all their own. In the conversation, it is amazing to hear Cary talk about some of the origins of these songs, like “Valley of the Chiefs,” which comes from a story Cary’s great-grandmother told him. It is also great to get insight from him on some of the ways he thinks about using streaming services to attract new listeners, and his thoughts on bringing songs to other musicians and making space for their contributions. Hope you enjoy the episode!  


2 Mar 2021