Having moved north a year prior, the warmer environs had already exerted a strange, organic influence on the songs Russell Morris was writing in the wake of his platinum-selling, ARIA-winning blues-rock trilogy — Sharkmouth, Van Diemen's Land, and Red Dirt Red Heart — that so spectacularly relaunched his career from 2012 onwards.
He sent the song demos to Byron Bay based producers Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Powderfinger) and Bernard Fanning and “they rang me back within two days,” Russell says. “They said, ‘We can't stop listening to these songs.’”
The two producers speed-dialled their dream studio team: guitarist Dan Kelly, drummer Declan Kelly and, from Fanning's touring band, bassist Matt Englebrecht and keys player Ian Peres, and perched between the tropical bush and panoramic ocean views of La Cueva Studios near Byron Bay, Black And Blue Heart found its rhythm immediately.
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|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Black and Blue Heart|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Bloodlines|
|Media Servicing Date||2019-03-01|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://russellmorris.com.au/|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/realthingrussellmorris|