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 during childhood.
The imagery of the traveling 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 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.
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