[Cover photo credit to Trevor Hartwig]
Colorado-based jamgrass band Morsel have released their second full-length album On a Bee Line worldwide. Produced by Chris Pandolifi of The Infamous Stringdusters, the album follows up on a self-titled debut and builds on their eclectic sound infusing Blues, Rock, and Country elements into Bluegrass and Americana traditions.
The new album arrives via The Infamous Stringdusters’ imprint via Americana Vibes.
Of working with the band and producing the album Pandolfi says:
If you are a fan of roots music, you need to check out the latest album from one of my favorite up-and-coming bands, Morsel. On a Bee Line is a phenomenal collection of songs that incorporates bluegrass, rock, country and beyond – there’s something for everyone on this record. Come for the songs and stay for the amazing playing, singing and energy that this team puts out. Morsel is a new band with an old soul, and another great album under their belt. I can’t wait for the world to check this out!
On a Bee Line captures songs written and road-tested since 2016 that reflect the “many phases of life and growth both on personal levels and on the road.”
The track “Four Wheels” reflects on the band’s “yearning and commitment to share new music and embrace the journey of life on the road.”
Mandolinist and vocalist Scottie Bolin shares:
I wrote this song just a few days after we opened for Trampled By Turtles at the Dillon Amphitheater, which was one of the most memorable nights of my life. This was also just a few weeks before Morsel’s third tour and I was definitely feeling inspired and ready to hit the road. This song is very much about wanting to be on tour and out on the road.
Formed during their college years at the University of Colorado Boulder, Morsel has cultivated a robust following in the Front Range area in Colorado, playing headline shows in hometown venues such as Boulder Theater and The Fox Theater and supporting the likes of Molly Tuttle, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and Yonder Mountain String Band.
To celebrate the release of the new album, Morsel will be announcing supporting touring dates to be revealed soon.