and soulful, this singer/songwriter's organic, heartfelt vibe
comes across like Bob Seger in a low-key mode. "California
Blue" and "Hollywood" express yearning and disillusionment.
Perhaps most affecting, though, is Morris' "My Name,"
which addresses a child's abandonment by his father. This artist
seasons his tracks with arrangements that include not only acoustic
guitar and piano, but some banjo textures, as well. Nice stuff,
- Music Connection Magazine
to a good friend who will "tell you like it is," with
insightful sincerity, here is a blues-pop artist that's real,
down to earth, sweet and sensitive. Transcended from the depths
of his soul, Darryl Morris formed a tangibly introspective lyrical
masterpiece. Backed with equally rhythmic and wise musicians,
Morris sounds like a cross between Dave Matthews and Tracy Chapman.
"Were he a photographer, Darryl Morris would be compared
to Ansel Adams, speaking of today's generation through a new
lens" - Thomas Ball Entertainment. He has found within
himself that uncanny ability to speak of deep truths in a musically
authentic, simple way.
- Noelle Lysdahl - Malibu Monthly Magazine
for those who haven't heard him as a voice that could melt ice.
His voice soars and dips and glides effortlessly, reaching into
the soul and expressing the emotions we try to keep inside.
His guitar playing, some finger picking is superb and his songs
all drive into what makes us human highly personal but universal
in scope. No one could keep their attention on anything but
Darryl. It was amazing."
- Diane C. Vermette - Borders Books
displays an incipient brilliance. Morris writes art songs. Flowing,
Melodic and wordy, they are notable for their love of language
and richness of imagery. Such as 'Kimmy' and 'Rainy Days,' paint
precise, moody pictures of places and times."
- The Boston Herald, MA
a fantastic voice! One of those male voices I love so much
and full, but well controlled with just the right amount of
occasional raspy ness and vibrato. It's the kind of a voice
that gets you all emotional and drippy."
- Mimi Chen, - KSCA FM 101.9
I really like this performer! Darryl sings eloquently
on this four - song CD demo that is just awesome! "Rainy
Days" is a quick demonstration of the wonderful style Morris
processes while "Kimmy" and "Hollywood"
are excellent Ballot style songs sung with emotion and spirit.
Dark is a Haunting social statement giving a tell-tale description
of racial tragedies from the past... It's a beautiful song!
I'm looking forward to when this talented artist from produces
a full length CD
- Keith "KC" Clifton - KLAS
voice is, lush and strong, renders comparison to Bob Seger.
His demo CD is amazingly powerful and original."
- Dito Godwin - Record Producer - No
artist has provided a link with classic acoustic artists from
the 60's and 70's
- Charles Provencher - K-Beach Radio,
Cal State Long Beach
Darryl, Saw you in Hermosa at the Coffee place, got your demo, really
Honest, soulful vibe and soothing tunes. I liked the song you did
About Time, if you've got in on mp3 or CD, let me know.
I sat right
in front of you at the millpond music festival with a friend. And even
though I was freezing cold, I just couldn't leave; your music is, in lack
of a better word, amazing. I bought one of your CD's and that's how I
came across your website. when I read your goal in music was produce music
that can be enjoyed by all people, as well as to open the mind, I was
totally blown away, because when I went to bed that night, your music
was all I could think off. The next day I returned to millpond in hopes
to hear you again, and I sat for and hour, saw you behind the stage, but
to no avail. That's why I'm glad I picked up your CD, because now all
I can do is wait until your first full length CD comes out. , and one
more thing, I'm only 15, and the friends I was with, are the same age,
and they too believe you have an amazing talent, and we thought you should
know that your music is reaching out to the younger generations. And I
know it has definitely left a lasting impact on my life. Please continue
to touch other people in the way you did me, and just know that your music
is definitely something to be renowned.
Ryan Orr, Bishop CA
Don and I were at Millpond on Saturday night and we wanted to thank you
again for the song you sang for us. Please let us know when you have another
CD ... out the one we bought is GREAT!
Don & Gloria
It was your music I
First heard, and it drew me to you, and in combination with your presence
With your music, I could not leave. I was compelled to introduce myself
You. I have been so amazed with your beauty and talent which shines so
Completely through your music, so honest and heartfelt. I stand by you,
Hopes that you will reach so many more hearts as you have reached mine.
Feel you have blessed my life with your music and compassion. You are
Angel, you are blessed with a gift, and I know God is speaking through
Ann Marie, Coast Masa, CA
Thursday night you sang at Washington College. Despite the fact that you
had a cold you sang like the world was watching, and for that I commend
you. It is one thing when someone who is not usually in the music scene,
like myself, is drawn in to listen to the great sound they heard, but
to make that person feel the song too, in such a way that there is no
escape is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for that feeling.
Kera Cherrey, Baltimore, Maryland