Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White: 2017
Rita Houston with Matthew E. White and Flo Morrissey at WFUV (photo by Sarah Burns)
I love unexpected collaborations and the art of the duet. What a great example we have of both with the new album from Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White, called Gentlewoman, Ruby Man.
Flo is an emerging star from the UK. Matthew is a well known indie producer and artist from the vital Richmond, Virginia, music scene. They met at a Lee Hazelwood tribute show and shared Spotify playlists to come up with the material for their first album.
On this episode of FUV Live, I spoke with them about their love of classic duets, how they chose what songs to cover, and why they chose to honor heritage music. We'll hear a stripped-down session with the pair that is very different from their meticulously produced album, Gentlewoman, Ruby Man.