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A live studio recording with no post editing or overdubs, Streamline by Cary Morin is a down-home, laid back acoustic blues album that shines thanks to stellar songwriting and Morin's dexterous finger-picking guitar style. Rich and resonant, Streamline is a synthesis of traditional folk, blues, bluegrass and Americana styles that perfectly meshes into Cary Morin's own brand of singer-songwriter eclecticism. This release further establishes Morin as a talented, homegrown American original.
Streamline should rate highly on the list of fan favorites for those who enjoy this particular brand of blues and Americana. The finger work is an intricate portrait of energy and infectious virtuosity that drives Morin's lamenting, soulful vocals. There are times when Cary Morin borders the edges of pure classical music, with guitar subtleties that simultaneously capture the fullness and restraint of acoustic music's original chorale. As reviewers, it is important to exercise our abilities to separate the instrumentals from the vocals but Morin takes away the heavy lifting thanks to a whirlwind of sounds that he creates with his guitar. It is often magical and always inspirational to listen to the output of a master craftsman and Morin certainly qualifies.