He was born in Lubbock, raised in Kansas City, yet songwriter Kevin Morby’s expansive and expressive free-flowing folk style pinpoints him to no particular locale. Memphis looms large in his sixth album, 2021’s This Is a Photograph, a remarkable song cycle that puts a universal spin on the city’s locales and tragedies. Kevin Morby stopped by our backstage pop-up recording studio on the first Friday of the Austin City Limits music fest to chat about some of his favorite music growing up, the ups and downs of touring, and who he’d put in his dream supergroup.
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Audio: Rene Chavez; Cameras: Renee Dominguez, Gabriel C. Pérez, Edit: Michael Minasi; Producer: Deidre Gott