Genres:Folk, Country - Classic, Country - Alternative, Rock - Roots Rock
Music has become the lifeblood of Ken Will Morton. An accomplished singer/songwriter based in Athens, GA, his music is rock with elements of Americana, roots, folk and blues. With six releases under his belt, and another on the way for early 2010, his songwriting and unique voice has been praised by No Depression, Harp, Paste Magazine, An Honest Tune, American Songwriter, Stomp & Stammer, Southeast Performer, Performing Songwriter, Relix, Blues Matters, Vintage Guitar, Georgia Music Magazine
He is an extremely engaging performer, nominated twice for “Best Solo Performer” by the Flagpole Magazine. He has toured most parts of the U.S., opening for Edwin McCain, Dick Dale, Randall Bramblett, Tommy Stinson, Sugarland, & more. He has toured in Ireland, performed at South-by-Southwest, the Americana Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, AthFest, Atlantis Music Conference, and more.
In April of 2008, Ken Will’s song “Oh Lord” was prominently featured in the TV show The Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, leading to national recognition.
In June of 2008, Morton released two highly acclaimed full-length CDs on Rara Avis Records. Kickin’ Out The Rungs is a 10 song acoustic-based album, which includes “That’s All Behind Me Now,” a tune co-written with Kristen Hall (formerly of Sugarland). Devil In Me is a collection of 11 rock songs recorded with his band The Wholly Ghosts that showcases Morton’s prowess on electric guitar.
The ever-prolific songwriter, Morton just released his fifth solo effort, True Grit, in February of 2010 on the NYC-based Sojourn Records. The new CD was produced by Mark Ambrosino, a renowned percussionist (Michael McDonald, Whitney Houston) and producer (Danny Kalb, Theo Eastwind). The CD is receiving great reviews and radio play on Americana and AAA stations.
2010 Ken Will Morton True Grit Sojourn Records
2008 Ken Will Morton Kickin’ Out The Rungs Rara Avis Records
2008 Ken Will Morton Devil In Me Rara Avis Records
2006 Ken Will Morton King of Coming Around Fundamental Records
2004 Ken Will Morton In Rock’n’Roll’s Hands Self-Release
2003 The Indicators Kill The Messenger Lynn Point Records
1999 Wonderlust A Great Release (out of print)
1998 Wonderlust “The Frailties of Life” (EP) (out of print)