BIG EARS
R.B. Morris & The New Band

R.B. Morris & The New Band

Thu   Mar   21   2024 - 10:00 PM Jackson Terminal

“R.B. Morris is the greatest unknown songwriter in the country.” -Lucinda Williams

Knoxville native R.B. Morris is among the most literate singer-songwriters to emerge from the alternative country community of the 1990s. Morris fronted a number of bands through the 70s and 80s, and in the mid 90s began performing in Nashville where he became a key figure in the revival of their Lower Broadway scene that helped create the Americana genre of music. Later that decade he signed a record deal with beloved singer-songwriter John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in Nashville, producing the album ‘Take That Ride’ which was voted one of the top ten records of that year by national music journalists. In 1999 he signed with Koch Records in New York producing ‘Zeke and the Wheel,’ which was nominated for Americana Record of the Year.In addition to his impressive musical catalog, Morris is a poet and playwright with five collections of poetry and the play, ‘The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony,’ a one-man play based on the life and work of Knoxville writer James Agee. He served as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee from 2004-2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2016 Morris was named Knoxville’s first Poet Laureate. His most recent work, a new album, ‘Going Back to the Sky,’ came out in 2020. Morris performs at the Big Ears Festival with his new band.

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