While he might sound like the result of a dream date between a Smurf and Morlock, Gurf Morlix is neither of those, but rather an ever-clever singer-songwriter with a vast repertoire of songs, including many covers by the late, great Blaze Foley. Morlix also is an in-demand producer -- pretty much, just another swell musician out of Austin. He'll be at Zoey's in Ventura tonight.
Originally, Morlix was a Yankee from Buffalo, then headed south to Texas where he met the hilariously sad, funny and tragic Foley. Next, Morlix headed west to SoCal, where he ended up doing 11 years in Lucinda Williams' band. He's been part of the Austin music scene since 1991. His last solo album, which sounds like a Woody Harrelson option from "Zombieland," is from 2009, "Last Exit to Happyland." An album of covers, "Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream," came out last year, and he's working on an album of his own stuff. Morlix does Zoey's about once a year -- he'll start around 8-ish, with Jen Foster to follow. Read more »