"It’s easy to imagine Keith Morris as perpetually frustrated. His last album, after all, took on psychopaths and sycophants, and the title of his new release American Reckoning doesn’t suggest happy thoughts. There’s plenty of bile on these five tracks, of course, but Morris approaches the album like a scholar. The opening verse describes the US as 'Machiavellian: the mean just never ends' before referencing Othello and Yo-Yo Ma (the latter for a 'yo mama' joke). If Morris and the Crooked Numbers just raged, they might be justified, but they’d be less interesting. Instead, they use a wide swath of American musical styles to thoughtfully consider racial (and racist) issues in our contemporary society. 'Half Crow Jim' turns a Southern piano tune into a surprising tale about the fallout from slavery. It’s a sharp moment, and it highlights that the only disappointing part of this release lies in its brevity. Morris has said he has more music on the way, and if he continues to mix styles, wordplay, and cultural analysis, it’ll be worth a study." // Justin Cober-Lake,  Dusted Magazine

Psychopaths & Sycophants

“[Psychopaths & Sycophants] is one of 2018’s most satisfying musical statements.”  //

 “‘Thousand Mile Stairs’ highlights Morris’ ear for bringing dramatic lyrical content together with understated, and immensely artful, musical arrangements....This is must-hear for anyone engaged with music and our world today – it’s thoughtful, challenging, and beautiful in many ways.”  // No Depression

"Musically, Keith Morris & The Crooked Numbers’ latest album, Psychopaths & Sycophants, is full of lush melodies built of celestial lap steel tones, airy acoustics, and smooth vocal harmonies." // The Ark of Music

“Keith Morris is doing what few artists dare to do these days, and with the help of the band – he’s doing it in an entrancing and memorable way.”  // Stereo Stickman

“An instant indie classic.”   
--Cashbox Canada

“As suggested, the album bears listening to more than just once or twice. Keith Morris is doing what few artists dare to do these days, and with the help of the band – he’s doing it in an entrancing and memorable way.”  -Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman

“Keith Morris is making American music great again with his somber, heartfelt songwriting.”  // Music Existence Magazine

“An indelible musical work embodying the Trump era of American history.”  // NeuFutur 


The Dirty Gospel

"There’s hell-and-hallelujahs and swamp-rock grit all over this puppy. While the college kids are puking in the back alleys of the French Quarter, Keith & Co. are holding court in some smoke- and whiskey-drenched speakeasy between Bourbon and Royal Streets, laying down the Ten Commandments of Hard Luck Town. It’s difficult focusing on specific tracks because the entire album is a solid soul flogging from beginning to end. If you like your Tom Waits more groovy, if you like your Dylan ... and if you like your Tom Petty without Jeff Lynne, this is the record for you."

Jaimie Vernon // Segarini Blog

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