Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Clint Morgan
Americana singer/songwriter and Blues Pianist Clint Morgan, a charter member of the International Blues Foundation, has played in Americana meccas such as Memphis, Tennessee; Clarksdale, Mississippi; and Austin, Texas. He is equally at home pounding out a piano boogie tune as he is an old gospel song and slides between blues and country effortlessly.
The 15-song offering of Morgan’s quirky stories of life was co-produced by Grammy-award winning producer Kevin McKendree and Clint Morgan, and features collaborations with multiple Blues Music Award winners Watermelon Slim, Bob Margolin, and Jonn Del Toro Richardson as well as alt-country icon Kinky Friedman and Americana gospel greats The McCrary Sisters.
Additional musicians featured on TROUBLEMAKER include pianist/organist Kevin McKendree; guitarist Doug Lancio; bassist David Santos; drummer Kenneth Blevins; blues harmonica virtuoso Bob Corritore; violinist Jimmy Stewart; background singer Wendy Moten; and multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke, whose credits include a virtual who’s who of American music.
TROUBLEMAKER is Morgan’s third album of original material, following his 2008 release You’re Really Bugging Me Now, and 2016’s critically-acclaimed Scofflaw. Clint Morgan, an accomplished blues and boogie-woogie piano player (and lawyer), was raised on a farm in rural Washington State. His family, originally from southern Appalachia, moved west ‘back in the day’ because land was cheap and the farming and logging was good. His great-great aunt was Eliza Morgan Bays, AP Carter’s great grandma, and his paternal grandmother was related to the Carter Family by marriage. Additionally, Clint Morgan is a volunteer instructor and performer at the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshops in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
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