SAM MORROW - GETTIN’ BY ON GETTIN’ DOWN
Cat. no: FBR025
Release Date: 30th October 2020
Gettin’ by on Gettin’ Down’ is the follow up to Sam Morrow’s career-defining third record ‘Concrete and Mud’, a staple of Americana radio on both sides of the Atlantic, with outlets like Rolling Stone and NPR singing the album’s praises.
‘Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down’ is a modern album that revisits and reshapes the primordial sounds of hip-shaking rock & roll. These nine songs are rooted in grease, grit, and groove, from the swampy soul of “Round ‘N Round” to the funky syncopation of “Rosarita” to the hook-laden rock of “Money Ain’t a Thing”. There is hardly an acoustic guitar in sight; instead, amplifiers and guitar pedals rule the roost, with everything driven forward by percussive rhythms that as much to R&B as country music.
Written and recorded in the wake of Concrete & Mud’s acclaimed tour, ‘Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down’ doubles down on the electrified fire and fury of Sam Morrow’s live shows, with a road-ready band joining him on every song. Co-Produced with Grammy nominated producer Eric Corne. Musicians include
alumni from bands like Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Jacob Dylan and John Mayer. The album was recorded at The Doors’ Robby Krieger’s studio.
“I loved this album. Clever, sassy songs, marvellous playing and outstanding recording values that capture every little nuance whilst preserving a sound so organic the band could be kicking up a riot next door. With ‘Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down’ Sam Morrow and his crew have put out a proper little mini masterpiece, which above all else, is simply a joyously uplifting listen. Thoroughly
recommended.”- FETEA Paul Jackson
Lonesome Highway feature and review
Americana UK feature
Rocking Magpie review
BBC Scotland plays
US To Date
Rolling Stone premier
World Café recorded
Tracks: Rosarita / Gettin’ By On Gettin’ Down / Money Ain’t A Thing / Wicked Woman / Make ‘Em Miss Me / Round ‘N Round / Sit Crooked, Talk Straight / Golden Venus / I Think I’ll Just Die Here