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Watch the Official Transistor Six Super 8 Film for T. Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate featuring Residual Kid!  

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T Hardy Morris - Own Worst Enemy

If you love peoples like Right Away, Great Captain, Iron & Wine, City & Colour and other amazing singer/songwriters, than T Hardy Morris should be your next discovery. Get lost and fall in love in the intimate theater setting and chill back to this track. Enjoy! 

Audition Tapes in stores today!

Hey everybody,
Audition Tapes is available in stores everywhere starting today!

Download Audition Tapes on iTunes, stream & share the album ad-free on Rdio, or listen on Spotify.

The record is also available on 12" black vinyl and CD format which you can order now from the Dangerbird Records webstore (and get an instant download), or pick up at independent record shops nationwide.

We’ve got some shows coming up soon with Drive-By Truckers, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Jason Isbell, and Deer Tick. Hope to see you out there!

TOUR DATES
AUG 1 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City - Buy Tickets
w/ Drive-By Truckers

AUG 9 - East Atlanta, GA @ The Earl - Buy Tickets
w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir and The Eastern Sea

AUG 15 - Macon, GA @ The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom - Buy Tickets
w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir

AUG 16 - Athens, GA @ The Caledonia Lounge - Buy Tickets
w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir

AUG 17 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx - Buy Tickets
w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir

AUG 21 - Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage - Buy Tickets
w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir

SEPT 4 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater - Buy Tickets
w/ Jason Isbell

SEPT 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room - Buy Tickets
w/ Jason Isbell

SEPT 6 - Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern - Buy Tickets
w/ Jason Isbell

SEPT 7 - Big Sky, MT @ Music in the Mountains - Buy Tickets
w/ Jason Isbell

SEPT 8 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge - Buy Tickets
w/ Jason Isbell

SEPT 14 - Pawtucket, RI @ Dudesmash II at The Met - Buy Tickets
w/ Deer Tick

SEPT 15 - Springfield, MA @ John Boyle O'Reilly Club - Buy Tickets
w/ Deer Tick

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T Hardy Morris is definitely an artist that stops and makes you look twice, or even thrice, at. Morris is known for his vocals and guitar with rebellious, grunge, heartland rock bandits, Dead Confederate, and for his work with my aforementioned beloved supergroup, Diamond Rugs. What I’m really writing about, though, is the exciting new notion of Morris releasing completely different and entrancing material with his debut solo album, Audition Tapes, this summer. The album is being released through Dangerbird Records, and the many-hatted minstrel describes it by saying that “a lot of it is memory or just feeling”. This makes a lot of sense when you listen to the stuff, as it is hard to put a genre on. It’s music like a fresh bruise still pulsating on a young face: tender, yet colorful and distracting, while occasionally sending a sharp twinge of pain through the nervous system. Also like a variegated welt, it’s the kind of oddity that makes you wonder the backstory, makes you probe, “what happened?”. The name “Audition Tapes” makes it sound as if it’s some furrowed-browed, PG soft rock, that a Gavin Degraw type slaps on as a marker to his first time exploring a career in music, through an album that will probably include a music video with an overcast beach and a lot of close-ups. Of course, it is entirely not that, primarily because it’s used somewhat sarcastically or ironically, in a time past auditioning, and post-success. It’s instead maybe a first time exploring what brought the ripened artistry to where it is and what chewed on the musician’s fingers, driving him to play. Maybe it’s a respectful nod to the past and the asphyxiating feelings of nostalgia and the unanswered queries that bubble up in a painfully quiet moment. Whatever it may be as a whole aside, the astutely tinkered and soldered lyrics coupled with the slithering melodies will create an air of intimacy and introspection that is certainly worth delving into.

Morris is about to go on a US tour starting June 8th. You can be sure to catch me at one of the two shows he’ll be playing in LA at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, on July 19th or 20th .

The single “OK Corral” is now available, as a little promo gift, for free download. I’m gonna go with ye olde peer pressure and say that all the cool kids are downloading, so you should too HERE.    

T. Hardy Morris original session for Last.fm, filmed in NYC’s Madison Square Park.

http://originals.last.fm/sessions/t-hardy-morris/

“Audition Tapes finds Morris abundantly inspired, oftentimes invoking the grand spirits of Elliot Smith, Alex Chilton or fellow Georgian Vic Chesnutt…”

See Hardy on tour December-February:http://t.hardymorris.com/tour

T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks touring with Deer Tick

Heading out west next month to play some shows on Deer Tick’s Summer Slammer Tour…… Yep. http://t.hardymorris.com/tour

Aug 05 / Las Vegas, NV / Brooklyn Bowl
Aug 06 / Santa Ana, CA / Observatory
Aug 07 / Los Angeles, CA / Echoplex
Aug 10 / San Francisco, CA / Rickshaw Stop
Aug 11 / Reno, NV / Knitting Factory
Aug 12 / Boise, ID / Knitting Factory
Aug 13 / Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge

Take Away Video: T. Hardy Morris, “OK Corral”

You would think that with a song called “OK Corral,” the preferred location for the music video would be, well, in some sort of circular enclosure with livestock roaming around inside. T. Hardy Morris opted for a pavilion instead.

“We decided to film “OK Corral” at the Pavilion because it had a kind of ghost town feel to the place,” Morris says. “There was an entire amusement park there at one time, but when they built the dam to create the lake, it all got covered with water. The Pavilion is up on a hill and remains standing.”

The video, shot in black and white, shows the Dead Confederate frontman and friends in a sort of tranquilized jam session. Its simplicity really allows for the beauty of the song to be the focal point of the video.

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T. Hardy Morris // Live At The Georgia Theatre

Audition Tapes, the solo debut by Dead Confederate’s T. Hardy Morris, was one of my favorite records of last year, and it’s only getting better with each spin. Simple, somber, beautiful country-rock that smuggles in some pretty heavy emotions about Morris’s childhood in smalltown Georgia.

Those songs get even heavier (and in some cases a little rowdier) thanks to an acoustic set at the Georgia Theatre in Athens. Morris is loose, wearing his heart on his sleeve as he whips through a handful of album cuts and one new one, all while backed by pedal steel and piano/organ. Cosmic country at its purest–make sure you leave a tip.

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T. Hardy Morris // Disaster Proof (Live At The Georgia Theatre)

Free Download of "OK Corral" & Tour Dates with Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Get a free download of “OK Corral”

I’m also happy to announce June/July tour dates with Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. Get tickets and more below!

JUNE 8 – Franklin, TN – Franklin Theatre
9 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
11 – Evanston, IL – The Space
12 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
14 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
18 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
19 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother

JULY
19 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s
20 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s