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Kenn Morr

Kenn Morr’s songs have an elemental quality—water, earth, relationships, seasons, time, change, loss—like the great songwriters who inspired him early on: Dylan, Simon, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, and especially Gordon Lightfoot. He understands that when trouble comes, the trade winds bring an upside, and there’s always the redemptive power of music. “I’m not sure just how you do it, but sweet music tames my mind. It can keep you cool in the summer sun and warm in the winter time," he addresses the muse on Worth Imagining, his sixth and latest recording.

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Kenn Morr’s songs have an elemental quality—water, earth, relationships, seasons, time, change, loss—like the great songwriters who inspired him early on: Dylan, Simon, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, and especially Gordon Lightfoot. He understands that when trouble comes, the trade winds bring an upside, and there’s always the redemptive power of music. “I’m not sure just how you do it, but sweet music tames my mind. It can keep you cool in the summer sun and warm in the winter time," he addresses the muse on Worth Imagining, his sixth and latest recording.

Devouring his heroes’ songs on his older siblings’ vinyl while pursuing a school boy career as an ace pitcher on the mounds of Long Island, he found other inspirations on his own, including John Dawson of New Riders of the Purple Sage and Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker band. Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step became his friend and supporter. Kenn’s college baseball scholarship didn’t work out, but he turned, appropriately to Communications, a field for which he is well-suited. He’s got a radio announcer’s rich baritone and the kind of charisma that spellbinds audiences of all sizes, from an intimate coffeehouse to the stages of venues as demanding as the famed Bitter End in New York City or the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on the New Haven Green. He’s paid dues of every kind, played gigs of every stripe, including sharing the stage with artists like John Sebastian, Al Kooper, Eric Burdon, and John Wesley Harding.

Kenn tends to let the Universe bring him what he needs. (After all, a chance subway encounter brought his supportive wife and two young sons, his motivation in all that he does.) He left Long Island and found in Connecticut a home, new friends, and eventually the band that brings his music to life. That band has been together for several years, long enough to gel personally and musically, as it demonstrates on Worth Imagining, its strongest work yet, a veritable tapestry of textures and feels. The songs resonate with listeners because they come directly from the life Kenn Morr observes around him; they’re very much lived songs.

A masterful writer and soulful singer at the peak of his creative powers, as a listen to his latest Sandy Brook Studios recording, Worth Imagining, quickly attests, Kenn is the real deal. With airplay across the country and in Europe (where his popularity continues to grow), Kenn Morr’s star is on the rise.

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Similar Bands: Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, James Taylor

LPs
Along the Way
2017

Worth Imagining
01/01/2012

Higher Ground
2010

Move On
2008

Coming Home
2006

New Moon Rising
2004

Today
1996

3.5
1 Votes
Compilations
Afterimage
2014

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