Sam Morrow – On The Ride Here


Sam Morrow - On The Ride Here

Sam Morrow – On The Ride Here
Format: CD – Vinyl LP – Digital
Label: Blue Élan Records – Copaco Records
Release: 2024

Release date: April 19, 2024

Featuring his own version of modern-day American roots music A mix of roadhouse rock & roll, bluesy R&B, and country-fried funky-tonk, driven forward by groove, grease, and guitars

American roots rocker SAM MORROW has released his newest studio album, On The Ride Here, via Copaco Records, in partnership with Blue Élan Records. ‘On The Ride Here’ traces the evolution of Morrow’s sound across five lauded albums, showcasing his distinctive, signature blend of blues-infused, country funk-driven guitar-centric American rock that has become his trademark.

On The Ride Here was produced in Southern California by longtime collaborator and new Copaco label chief, Grammy nominated producer Eric Corne. Participating was an all-star roster of West Coast musicians — including guitarists Eli Wulfmeier and Eamon Ryland, bassists Ted Russell Kamp and Adam Arcos, keyboardist Sasha Smith, with drummers Matt Tecu and Butch Norton — adding primal punch and roughhewn polish to the 11 songs. The result is a forward-thinking record that captures his sound, serving as the final piece of a musical trilogy that began with the country-inspired Concrete & Mud and the rock-influenced Gettin’ By On Gettin’ Down.

A critics darling, Sam has been lauded by Rolling Stone as “A sinewy, head-nodding listen…demands to be played loud at parties”, Concrete and Mud was also a Rolling Stone Editors Choice. American Songwriter effused, “Gutsy, tight, sinewy rhythms that burst out of the speakers.” NPR’s World Café declared, “Sam continues to expand his country rock sound with a heavy emphasis on the groove. The songs are filled with personality and showcase Morrow as an authentic soul in a city that is sometimes known for being skin deep.” Nashville tastemaker WMOT concurred; “Morrow is a master tailor, sowing together chunks of genre sounds and styles.”


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