Sid Morris Blues Piano
Featuring traditional blues and boogie-woogie piano styles from New Orleans to Chicago to the West Coast, pianist SID MORRIS presents an exiting, unique brand of barrelhouse music. Currently living in San Jose, Sid has been performing since 1970 and continues to be an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area music community. Raised in Houston, Texas before his family moved to the South Bay, Sid performed at the very first San Francisco Blues Festival in 1973 and subsequently appeared at four other SF Blues Festivals. During his early years on the scene, Sid was mentored by Alberto Gianquinto, the brilliant San Francisco pianist who helped co-found the original James Cotton Blues Band. In 1976, Sid participated in the now legendary recording of the album, Blue Bay, an anthology featuring the elite of Bay Area musicians.
Sid’s most recent CD, Take Me Back, recorded at Kid Andersen’s Greaseland studios, received critical acclaim from Vintage Guitar Magazine music critic Dan Forte who stated, “Sid Morris has been a best kept secret too long. Kudos to Greaseland Records for giving him the floor and letting him strut his stuff”