Midwestern Trailblazer

Andrew R Morris is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Warsaw, IN who is currently based out of Kansas City, MO. His off-center, colorful & varied approach as well as his love for traditional American music has drawn comparisons to John Hartford, Roger Miller and John Prine. He has performed around the US and Europe with his group The Matchsellers on prestigious stages like NPR’s Mountain Stage, Walnut Valley Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Folk Alliance International Official Showcase and more. In 2012, he was a Cultural Ambassador to Germany with the Fulbright Program and in 2019 he won the Kansas State Banjo championship. While musically well-versed on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals, it is his “brand-new point of view” (KCUR’s Mike Warren) that is perhaps most interesting. Constantly combining elements of theater, stand-up, sci-fi, academia and more into his live performances and musical compositions, he is a trailblazing Midwestern voice. His most recent concept “Bluegrastronauts” has garnered much attention and praise throughout the Bluegrass community. Aside from his work with The Matchsellers, Morris has collaborated with many other artists including songwriter Howard Iceberg, fiddler Tim Daniels, banjoist/visual artist Matthew Hawkins and singer Florence Marriott. He is currently working on an electronica one-man musical with Burke Sullivan of New Terrors.