Jesse Morris – the true-blue, acoustic roots and reggae troubadour – returns to Australia after a solo year’s tour in 2013 across five countries and a soul-searching pilgrimage through Cambodian jungles, Himalayan mountains and Far Eastern shores.
Jesse returns for a series of shows playing new material and celebrating songs from the last 10 years across three albums and two EPs.
Now resident of the northern rivers, Jesse can be seen playing solo on his acoustic guitars, foot percussion and loop pedals or with his east coast band – a raw mix of trumpet, melodica, flute, bass, guitars, drums and percussion featuring Andrew Hutchings on drums, FBI’s Foreign Dub Airways host Lucille Wilson on melodica and flute, plus a plethora of guests on bass, percussion, horns and guitars.
‘I have spent this last year reconnecting with the world, my instrument and myself. I have had the pleasure of being able to write and play in new places nearly every day and see the earth from a new perspective,’ says Morris.
‘I am a very luck human to be able to write and play music in this chaotic world and I want to share some of these new stories and visions with our friends and supporters while also revisiting the stories we have written over the last 10 years. I fell in love with a small Cambodian island community and I want to help support the island community and conservation centre this year.
‘A percentage from all tickets, shows and album sales over the next 12 months will go towards the Koh Rong conservation centre. If you get the chance, go and visit Koh Rong, help out at the school or conservation centre and fall in love with the island.’
See Morris this Saturday at the Sheoak Shack in Fingal Head from 7pm.
Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide.