“Sarah soars with ease… Wow.” – Americana Highways
Sarah Morris has a habit of missing the forest. From the day the Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter picked up a guitar, armed with the bone-deep memory of her parents’ well-loved record collection, she’s been too busy crafting love letters to the details of the trees. Morris’ endearingly honest, expertly penned songs encourage audiences to pull away from the big picture and get caught up in the magic of our everyday minutia—the rainy-day ache in her sunlit voice granting us permission to escape into stories at once hauntingly familiar and uniquely her own.
2023’s Here’s To You, her fifth album of original material, sees Morris shedding some country swagger in favor of a lusher, more celestial sound. With layers of harmonies and synths orbiting the terra firma of her band’s guitar, bass and drums, Morris’ clarion voice shines brightly. Whether they’re celebration songs, grief songs, or gift songs, you feel devotion to her craft in every line. Dave Franklin of The Big Takeover declared Here’s To You “a triumph. An album of space and restraint, any note played, every word uttered feels perfectly and purposely placed”.
In addition to being a 2018 Kerrville New Folk winner, she recently earned third place at the 2023 Songwriter Serenade, as well as being chosen as a finalist for Telluride Troubadour, and taking second place at the 2016 MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition.
Morris is deeply committed to the Twin Cities’ life-giving music community. She hosts an online interview program called “Hey, I Miss You” to amplify the work of her peers. As a writer, lover, mother, and witness, Morris invites us to join her in missing the forest for the trees, with songs that count and celebrate the glorious details of our messy, magical, everyday lives.
Recommended for Fans of JD Souther, Suzy Bogguss, Teddy Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Learn More: https://sarahmorrismusic.com/