How We Helped:Cary Morin is part of Music Maker Relief Foundation’s “Next Generation Artists” program. In addition, he mentors younger Music Maker artist Lakota John Locklear and collaborates with Music Maker’s Leyla McCalla. Music Maker has provided Cary with a great acoustic guitar, recorded his first solo release, and helped kickstart his solo career with an extensive tour in Europe.
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Tim Duffy, president of Music Makers Relief Foundation, describes Morin as “a brilliant guitarist, heartfelt songwriter and soulful singer whose music gives us pause to reflect on life’s great rewards.”
Crow tribal member and son of an air force officer, Morin was born in 1962 in Billings,Montana. He spent the bulk of his youth inGreat Falls before relocating to Northern,Colorado. There, his musical career started off running with The Atoll, a band he founded in 1989 and that toured nationally, quickly gaining an enthusiastic and devoted following. With The Atoll and The Pura Fé Trio, and also as a solo artist, Cary has played celebrated venues across the globe, including Paris Jazz Festival, Winter Park Jazz Festival, Folk Alliance International, River People Festival, Shakori Hill Festival and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Cary’s performances have reached millions through national TV in Japan, France and the UK; and national radio in the US (NPR’s Beale Street Caravan), UK (BBC’s Whose London), France (RFI), Switzerland andBelgium. In March 2011, Ole Midlife Crisis, a song he wrote and performed with Pura Fé, placed at number 17 on France’s iTunes blues chart.
Morin currently performs with The Pura Fé Trio, The Cary Morin Duo, and The Atoll. For more information, visit www.CaryMorin.com
Cary Morin Performs