This latest visit by the legendary figure who was last year crowned Musician of The Year at the prestigious Americana Music Association awards in Nashville, is a piece of prefect timing. For a music documentary on the life and times of one of his closest pals in the business, Blaze Foley, gets its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Theatre during the city’s annual Americana Festival, when he will introduce the film and perform some of Foley’s material.
Morlix has appeared on some of the world’s biggest stages and played alongside some of the best-known names in the game. He recently made a name for himself when he stepped out of the producer’s chair which made his name, to emerge as a singer-songwriter and prove to the world that he was as good as many of those he had formerly worked alongside.
In an illustrious career, he had produced, recorded with, or performed alongside a veritable “Who’s Who” of the music business, including Warren Zevon, Mary Gauthier, Slaid Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Case, Steve Earle, Harry Dean Stanton, Billy Swan, Victoria Williams and many more.
He had worked with Lucinda Williams for eleven years, serving as guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, as well as producing her critically acclaimed albums ‘Lucinda Williams’ and ‘Sweet Old World’.
And, there’s a strong Lucinda Williams link in the Blaze Foley story too, as she penned “Drunken Angel” for her 1998 album ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road’, as a tribute to the man.
Details and tickets can be found at www.empty-rooms.com