Sam Morrow “Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down'” (Forty Below Records, 2020)

Sam Morrow’s fourth record, ‘Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down’, is hiss most guitar and groove-driven album to date. Wanting to create an album that is rooted in grease, grit, and groove, Morrow focused on making his LP full of hip-shaking rock & roll, and he does so with great success. The album starts with ‘Rosarita’, a song which sets the tone for the whole album. As soon as you hear the first riff on the guitar, you know that it is going to get you feeling both chilled out with the groovy vibes it creates, but also on your feet dancing along. Ultimately, it’s a song about a woman who Morrow can’t get enough of, but actually ‘only brings him rain’. You feel like this song is very real with the detail of the lyrics and Morrow has experienced all of this himself. Continue reading “Sam Morrow “Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down’” (Forty Below Records, 2020)”

Track Premiere: Sam Morrow “Gettin’ By On Gettin’ Down”

Today’s Track Premiere ‘Gettin’ by on Gettin’ Down‘ is the title track of Sam Morrow’s new album, which is slated for release on 30th October on Forty Below Records.  It an album that sees Morrow taking a somewhat direction, toning down his country roots – although they’re still clearly there in the mix – and pushing his rawer rock side to a higher level than before.  Continue reading “Track Premiere: Sam Morrow “Gettin’ By On Gettin’ Down””

Interview: Sam Morrow

Since he first came to the UK Sam Morrow has been winning increasing numbers of fans for the quality of his live performances, with our recent review hailing Morrow and his band as “an outstanding live turn. Combining the best elements of the Allman Brothers, Little Feat and Rusty Weir… they manage to channel all that’s good about their predecessors, while still retaining a sound uniquely their own.” Over in the UK for a brief series of dates – and to help promote his third album, ‘Concrete and Mud’ which we felt was deserving of a hefty 9/10 score – Mark Underwood and Barry Warren sat down with Sam for a chat.
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Sam Morrow, Slaughtered Lamb, London, 18th June 2019

There’s been a real buzz around recent performances from Sam Morrow and his band, over in the UK for their first proper tour, and with good reason. It’s hard to credit that the LA- based Texan troubadour is only 27 years old given the maturity of his songwriting and this, allied to the ability and panache of his band’s playing, make for a potent mix. ‘Heartbreak Man’ is pretty much an out and out swaggering southern rocking country song – Sam Morrow pretending to be the uncaring rambling character of the song title, when the reality is he’s a heartbroken sweetheart who’s only playing at the notion of being an itinerant badass. Continue reading “Sam Morrow, Slaughtered Lamb, London, 18th June 2019”

Sam Morrow announces UK dates

We enjoyed Sam Morrow’s latest album quite a lot here at AUK Towers – we called it “a full-fat slab of seventies-era, funky bar room country stomp, gutsy balladry and Southern Rock “ – and so it’s good news that following on from his successful January tour and showcase at this years Americana Fest UK, Morrow is back in the UK for his second run of 2019 – including festival shows at Red Rooster this weekend and Black Deer. Continue reading “Sam Morrow announces UK dates”