Blake Morgan Residency at Rockwood Music Hall
with special guest Brendan Hines
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 - 185 Orchard Street, NYC
ABOUT BLAKE MORGAN
“Serious musical chops.” –Pollstar
“Disarmingly unselfconscious.” –The New York Times
“Inspired songwriting and passionate performances.” –Billboard
Blake Morgan’s two-and-a-half year sold-out run at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall continues: this third season of his ongoing artist-in-residence concert series features Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning special guests Jesse Harris, Tracy Bonham, Michael Leonhart, and Chris Barron. As always, each guest performs alongside Morgan, continuing the tradition of unique on-stage collaborations that the residency’s audience has come to love. Special guest Brendan Hines will accompany Morgan at the Season Three Finale on May 16th, 2018.
Morgan’s sold-out run in New York has also fueled an extraordinary string of recent headlining performances for the artist around the globe: over 120 concerts across 70,000 miles of touring on both sides of the Atlantic. Morgan has recently headlined his first large-scale solo tour of Germany, along with multiple, extensive tours of The United Kingdom and the West Coast of the United States.
There’s no sign of slowing down for the artist––Morgan has just co-headlined with acclaimed singer-songwriter David Poe for another 1,500-mile West Coast tour, and beginning in April of 2018, Morgan will join chart-topping powerhouse Tracy Bonham for two sets of national U.S. tour dates.
The Washington Post writes, “He’s got killer pop-rock instincts, something that leaps out at you…a natural when it comes to fashioning sharp melodies and catchy choruses.” Billboard Magazine adds, “Blake Morgan has a voice that was made to be heard on the radio…inspired songwriting and passionate performances.”
Native New Yorker Blake Morgan is a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and the founder and owner of ECR Music Group, a global music company that operates under an elemental principle unprecedented in the music world: all of its artists and labels own one-hundred percent of their master recordings. His music advocacy has taken him to Capitol Hill numerous times where, as the founder of the #IRespectMusic movement, he continues to fight for music makers’ rights in the digital age.
ABOUT BRENDAN HINES
Singer/Songwriter and actor Brendan Hines (The Tick, Suits, Scandal, Lie To Me) pens post-love songs, insult ballads, and clever couplets catchy enough to be mistaken for sweet. His wry commentaries and overheard stories of heartbreak, isolation, excess, and humor are often compared to John Prine and Elvis Costello. The son of an erstwhile priest and nun turned philosophy professors, Brendan was raised in Baltimore, moved to New York and then Los Angeles; the pitch and roll of these three cities feature prominently in his lyrics.
Hines' first album, Good for You Know Who, was ten tracks of earnest, ear-wormy, alt-folk pith and vinegar. In 2012 he toured the U.S. with folk duo The Milk Carton Kids and released his second album, Small Mistakes. It marked the debut of a quieter, more contemplative side to Hines' songs, with spare and haunting production by singer/songwriter David Poe and composer/producer Al Sgro.
In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, under the influence of a supermoon in the Joshua Tree desert, Hines and producers David Poe & Al Sgro assembled three other musicians and recorded the album QUALMS.
Angry, lyrically urgent and more vulnerable than anything Hines has done in the past, QUALMS is alternately a driving, sardonic rocker; a witty, pop throwback; and a lush, philosophical musing.
QUALMS is now available everywhere.