BMHOF Class of 2005
Gurf Morlix has been a professional musician since 1966. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, mandocello, dobro, pedal steel guitar, lap steel, Weissenborn guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, drums, and just about anything else he might find lying around. Gurf has produced, recorded with, or performed with a veritable "Who's Who" of the music business. The list includes Warren Zevon, Mary Gauthier, Robert Earl Keen, Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, Ian McLagan, Lucinda Williams, Tom Russell, Eliza Gilkyson, Hot Club of Cowtown, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Michelle Shocked, Blaze Foley, Jimmy LaFarve, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Mojo Nixon, Jim Lauderdale, Michael Penn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Case, Bob Neuwirth, Don Walser, Jon Langford, Troy Campbell, Bob Schneider, Steve Earle, Harry Dean Stanton, Syd Straw, B.W. Stevenson, Billy Swan, Charlie Sexton, The Plimsouls, Victoria Williams, James McMurty, Sonny Landreth, Doyle Bramhall, Flaco Jimenez, Steve Forbert, Bill Kirchen, Lazy Lester, Rosanne Cash, David Byrne, Kevin Welch, C.C. Adcock, John Prine, Dave Alvin and many more. He worked with Lucinda Williams for eleven years, serving as guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, as well as producing her critically acclaimed albums Lucinda Williams (Rough Trade/Koch) and Sweet Old World (Chameleon/Elektra). He has released three solo albums, Toad Of Titicaca, Fishin' In The Muddy, and his latest, Cut 'N Shoot. Gurf spends most of his time holed up in his home studio, producing albums for many well known artists, but he gets out once in a while to tour on his own or with some of his famous friends. Gurf currently can be seen playing in the Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers, a sort of superstar gospel group, who perform every Sunday afternoon in Austin, Texas and donate all the proceeds to local charities.
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