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From the Prolific Guitar of Modern Folk Songwriter Jared Morris Comes Four New Albums for 2015

Modern folk singer Jared Morris records and releases four new albums in 2015; Two albums of sea shanties, one album of original contemporary folk music and one electronic album.

Wilmington, DE, September 05, 2015 --( Through Every Change: A showcase of modern country/folk songwriting combined with timeless memories of folk music and hymns, this album is a strong representation of the singer's songwriting prowess. These songs are stories and tapestries of life in America, of regret, of forgotten love and of time slipping away. Using only acoustic instruments: acoustic guitar, mandolin, acoustic bass, accordion and violin – the sounds of the strings combined with the sometimes echoing strain of Morris' voice suggest both hardship and transcendence. Called "The Stephen King of Songwriters" for both his prolific nature and grim storytelling, he could easily be called the songwriter of this generation. That sounds like a bold statement until you hear “The Barn Door.” A tale of the stagnancy of just getting through the day.

Key Tracks: The Barn Door, Cactus Flower, Hard Times (Stephen Foster) and Rebel Hard.

Start: In 2010, Jared Morris released an album of music inspired by 1980s gaming culture called “Year of the Comet: The 8-bit Series.” Becoming his best-selling effort, Morris uses this style as a framework for the true jewel of this superfecta. Using 8-bit electronic chip-tune music and beats as a backdrop, Morris overlays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and vocals to create something truly startling; Both modern and timeless, Morris has created something new. “Start” could easily be placed in rotation on AC formats radio as well as college indie radio and commercial AAA. These sounds recall the intrinsic memories of our childhood coupled with instrumentation and lyrics that are both haunting and divine.

Key tracks: Lemonade, Untitled 77 and A Night Like Tonight

Songs of the Sea and Coast, Volumes One and Two: On Songs of the Sea and Coast, Morris delves into the songs of the maritime and seafaring cultures. A strictly folk music album of traditional songwriting, Morris compiled these 41 songs after several years of research. Culled from the Public Domain and the oldest know written form of these songs, new life is breathed into these sometimes forgotten ballads and rollicking shanties while maintaining the integrity of the compositions. Favorite and well-worn tunes like “Drunken Sailor” and “Blow the Man Down” co-mingle with oft forgotten and dusty gems like “Pinery Boy,” featuring a new arrangement by Morris and “A Shanty Man's Life.” This collection would rightly be found on Smithsonian's Folkways Records or one of the many other folk labels of old, but is available now from MVOEntertainment Group on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online digital retailers.

Volume One Key Tracks: Acres of Clams, Captain Kid, Lady Frankin's Lament and Pinery Boy

Volume Two Key Tracks: Skye Boat Song, The Coast of Peru, Sailor's Hornpipe and Shenandoah

Jared Morris has an extensive knowledge of both American culture and Traditional music. Having released nine albums in the rock trio My Version of It, Morris is now focusing on his life-long interest in folk music, electronic music and acoustic songwriting. He has worked on American Radio learning how to tell stories both from the American tradition and from the words and voices of the people he's spoken to over the last decade. He was recently quoted as saying, "All these songs about lost love, lost life and toil... These are the stories of America. We have a shared memory of these songs and stories. Even the new ones resonate because they are living stories. My head will rupture," he said "if I can't tell these stories." In addition to the aforementioned rock albums, Morris released one previous album of original and traditional modern folk music called “Murder and Divorce” in 2014.

“I’m really enjoying Jared’s work – There’s definitely a mosaic of influences.” – Executive Director of the Indie Film Minute and Indie Music Fan.

“[Jared] is a very talented guy.” – Delmarva DJ John Mixon
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