Mo McMorrow has made her home in Canada, Australia, Ireland and now Austin, Texas. With the same adventurous spirit she journeys through the Arts not as a tourist but as a local, combining intelligent insight and whimsy to create songs, paintings, videos with the child-like innocence of an old soul. Her new CD HANGIN' ON A NAIL (Citizen Soup Music) was a homegrown labor of love, engineered and produced by McMorrow at home. An accomplished painter she created the cover collage with squares sent from people around the world thereby embodying the spirit of connection in the title track song “Hangin’ on a Nail”. The inclusion of the track “Spancil Hill” attests to her love of Irish music. This energetic version however is a departure from the traditional delivery. The driving rhythm and Richard Bowden’s dynamic fiddle give it a rebel song feel as the dreamer with his nostalgic love of Ireland wakes in his California bed. As a performer she sparkles with life. One moment she’s disarmingly funny the next she’s flying you out to the stars to look down at our planet with a full heart. In 2011 Mo started working with fiddle player Richard Bowden and this acoustic, heartfelt CD is the result of their collaboration. Bowden fuels McMorrow’s songs with his Texas centered globally inspired musicianship and brings decades of experience with him. He has played with a who’s who of Texas music currently performing with Ryan Bingham, Terry Allen and the Maines Brothers Band. Bowden plays fiddle, mandolin, viola, cello, bouzouki, trumpet, percussion and vocal on the CD. He and McMorrow are the only musicians on this acoustic CD! Give a listen and you WILL become the newest Mo McMorrow fan, we promise! (You can thank us later.)
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