Blue Blood


Formed after the dissolution of his previous band Gift Horse,Blue Blood is the latest solo vehicle for Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter Hunter Morris. After splitting with Gift Horse, Morris retreated to the solitude of fly-fishing (he both practices and teaches the art), and began writing new material. As the songs piled up, Morris began to realize that the material might benefit from the full-band treatment, so he enlisted multi-instrumentalist Hank Sullivant (MGMT,Kuroma, the Whigs), drummer J.J. Bower (Dead Confederate, Battle Tapes), and keyboardist Dave Spivey to fill in the holes. The resulting roots-based, psych-tinged This Is the Life, released in 2014 via This Is American Music, invokes names like Elf Power, Mikal Cronin,Neutral Milk Hotel, Kurt Vile, and War on Drugs.