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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Elliott Morris, fresh from touring his Argyll ancestral homeland, has launched his debut album Lost & Found.
Elliott’s first album, recorded at Caribou Studios near Penicuik and produced by Mattie Foulds, is described as ‘a melting pot of folk, rock, blues and country’.
The billing continues: ‘Blending progressive, contemporary ingredients with still vibrant British folk and roots traditions, this is folk music for the 21st century.
‘Elliott’s original compositions marry intricate guitar lines with heartfelt, honest vocals and clever wordplay, combining elements of folk, roots, jazz and country, all the time embracing the traditional and the contemporary.’
Half-English, half-Scottish and raised in Wales and Lincolnshire, Elliott plays across the British Isles, from Orkney to Plymouth, Boston to Llangrannog, Belfast to Clonakilty. Elliott, whose Scottish side hails from Mull and Oban, has honed his craft on the road, regularly clocking up 120 gigs a year.
The folk and blues singer has been widely praised. BBC arts editor Will Gompertz has described his music as ‘fantastic … really high quality stuff’, while comedian Dave Gorman, of the TV show Modern Life Is Goodish, said ‘his guitar playing is intricate and skilful and his voice is strong and honest … heartfelt folky pop.’
He scooped a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, and last year BBC Alba broadcast a duo performance with Dougie Maclean at Perthshire Amber. Last August Elliott also performed at An Tobar on Mull as part of his Lakes, Highlands and Islands tour.