Morgan Orion is an anti-folk singer/songwriter and poet. He has been touring and performing throughout the U.S. and Europe for the better part of the last decade sharing bills with acts such as: Jeffrey Lewis, Kimya Dawson, The Burning Hell, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Morgan has just released his vinyl debut, The Tunnel of Love and the Hell of Hot Licks. He plays solo electric or with his band The Afterburners and lives in a shack he built by hand in New Orleans, LA.

 

Mastered by Grammy Nominated, Dan Myers (The Strokes, The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green), here is what people are saying about The Tunnel of Love and the Hell of Hot Licks... 

 

"He's in the Jonathan Richman school of delivery, and has a great way not only with words but also phrasing."

                                                                              -Robert Gordon, Grammy Award-winning writer and filmmaker

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Sometimes I feel like these songs were written way back when by the country greats and guitar giants, and then I think these are the songs that were written for them, the songs they should be covering.

                                                                                             -Thom Coombes, songwriter, Newfoundland

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Morgan Orion is a poet in sheep's clothing. Poignant, touching, and tastefully recorded. For me, this record evokes Jonathan Richman and the best of Little Wings. 

                                                                                             -Turner Cody, songwriter, Brooklyn

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Concerning himself less with drugs, Rhinestone Nudie Suits, fuzzed out pedal steel and high lonesome harmonies, Morgan Orion captures that same infectious attitude and free feeling, while lyrically bringing something more intimate, analytical, and unabashedly honest to the table. His songs deal in realms of love, fits of desire, and possess a unique awareness of the human condition. 

                                                                                              -Sam Doores, The Deslondes, New Orleans