Not many people missed R.B. Morris' CD release show for his new album Spies Lies and Burning Eyes
at Barley's back at the end of January. But a few key people--members of Morris' band, who couldn't make it into town because of snow--didn't make it, so Morris has scheduled another show on Friday, April 2, also at Barley's
, so those guys can back him up.
Back in January, Morris, his long-time musical partner Hector Qirko, and the Tim Lee 3 made up the impromptu band for the release show. This time, Morris is bringing Dave Jacques, Paul Griffith, and Eric Fritsch in.
(In Mike Gibson's recent MP profile
, Morris had this to say about the music industry:
listening to an interview with a guy inside the business the other day.
He was saying the music is the last consideration. It's a meat market.
It's McDonald's. It's a beauty pageant. Let's send somebody up the
flagpole, and if they hit, we'll run 'em up a bigger pole.
"I don't live in that world. And the few chances I had I either
walked away from it because I saw what was going to happen or I went
ahead and looked in the door and butted heads with someone and said
forget it. That's a different life, and it's not mine."
So it's worth noting that this is Morris' third CD release show for the new album, counting a soft release gig at the Laurel Theater with Qirko in December.)