He was the slight, softly-smiling but hard-drinking bard of post-industrial New England. Bill Morrissey died suddenly of heart disease back in July at age 59. He was known for his loving but gritty portraits of burned-out mill towns, and self-effacing contemplations on his own personal struggles.
And while Morrissey didn't have the kind of voice that would propel an artist up the charts, he was known as a songwriter's songwriter.
So it's no surprise that some luminary songwriters are slated to play a tribute concert for their late friend Thursday night at the Somerville Theatre. One of those songwriters is singer-songwriter Patty Larkin, who talks about the late local folk legend.
- Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter, performing Thursday night at a Bill Morrissey tribute concert
This program aired on November 14, 2011.