“Mo McMorrow has made her home in Canada, Australia, Ireland and now Austin, Texas. With the same adventurous spirit she journeys through the Arts not as a tourist but as a local, combining intelligent insight and whimsy to create songs, paintings, videos with the child-like innocence of an old soul.
Her CD “Hangin’ on a Nail” was a homegrown labor of love, engineered and produced by McMorrow at home. An accomplished painter she created the cover collage with squares sent from people around the world thereby embodying the spirit of connection in the title track song “Hangin’ on a Nail”. The inclusion of the track “Spancil Hill” attests to her love of Irish music. This energetic version however is a departure from the traditional delivery. The driving rhythm and Richard Bowden’s dynamic fiddle give it a rebel song feel as the dreamer with his nostalgic love of Ireland wakes in his California bed. “Crackin’ version Mo. Gets the blood up alright.” Mullarky’s Bar, Clifden, Ireland.
Her latest single Solidarity, produced by Mark Addison, was written to show support for the protests that erupted around the United States and the world, following the death of George Floyd. It’s a love song. It is also a celebration for the unity shown in the protests around the world.
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“I understand the irony of writing a song about my thoughts on race while vowing to participate in the struggle by listening and not speaking.” says Mo.
Lyric Video by Mo