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He’s thousands of miles from Nashville, but even those songwriters would not want to get into the ring with a heavyweight like Bill Morris. If they did, they’d have to bring their best songs and arrangements and they better not blink.”


Photo: Mark Orton


 “…beautifully played and arranged…Deep, dark stuff about lives on the periphery and the landscapes which shape them.”

– Graham Reid,


“This is an impressive album…Morris makes this “New Zealand country” genre his own.”


“Morris wields his lyrical pen with a relaxed deftness, his intimate, nuanced observations set within tales of escape , longing and making ends meet. In Morris’ world, when fiction collides with realism, the result is an assured storyboard of characters.”

-Shane Gilchrist Otago Daily Times



“packed with terse, literal detail….
these songs rock persuasively.”

– Nick Bollinger, The Sampler, Radio New Zealand

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Photo: Steve Ting