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A Conversation With Canadian Singer-Songwriter And Multi-Instrumentalist Morgan Rider

Douglas McLean chats with Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, 'Backstage'.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

Morgan Rider is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter who plays folk, blues and soul music. He performs solo as well as with his band Deep Dark River. Born in 1989 and raised on the east end of Toronto, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginations of life as a musician through a rather tumultuous childhood. His days and evenings were often spent listening to his mother rehearse her choral repertoire and play the piano, which blossomed his love and understanding of music at an early age. It wasn’t long before his clanging upon the old family upright piano and allusions of standing on massive stages earned him his first guitar and a position in his first band at 11 years old. The imagery of the travelling troubadour and some of the older, rootsy styles of music always fascinated Morgan, however. As he began to start a family in Ontario, it was then he also began to further explore his interests in roots music by recording and experimenting in his home studio. Between the summers of 2017 and 2020, Morgan wrote, recorded and released 5 studio albums, including 4 with his band ‘Deep Dark River’, his recent solo album ‘Folklore’, his latest single ‘Northern Soul’, along with a score of music videos.

Morgan performs solo, as well as with his metallic folk band – The Deep Dark River. Morgan Rider has performed well over a thousand concerts and international festivals around the world, averaging over 150 a year. He has also earned numerous awards and has had his music licensed for various media formats – most recently an online ad campaign for Lexus Luxury Car Co.


When the Waves Are Stilled [Acoustic]

Old Sad Story

Home Again


Northern Soul

From the North

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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