Profound Beauty is often found in the tension. Through song and poetry, Daje makes it her mission to seek it out and expose it. As a performer, she pulls cues from favorites, Billie Holiday, Corinne Bailey Rae, serpentwithfeet, and Valerie June, permeating rooms with a vulnerable fusion of poetic rock and soulful ballad.
From an early age, Daje's father, an award-winning percussionist and Nashville-based Grammy-nominated producer, exposed her to the nuts and bolts of blues, rock n' roll, and gospel in the backstages of Memphis listening rooms and Beale Street bars. She comes from a long lineage of songwriters, poets, and cultural workers who used their lives to give back artistically. She joyfully carries this lineage with her into every listening room.
She has shared stages with the likes of Americana Music Awards nominee, Aaron Lee Tasjan and American Idol semi-finalist and pop artist, David Francisco. She has also performed at critically acclaimed boutique festivals, Rhythm N' Blooms and Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN.
For Fans Of: Corinne Bailey Rae, Lianne La Havas, Valerie June
"Daje Morris is becoming a household name in Knoxville by virtue of her magnificent voice and variety of talents. Her songs are beautiful, flowing seamlessly from soulful ballads to upbeat foot-tappers to spoken-word poetry. She's an incredible lyricist, too, with a humble stage presence that is captivating." - BLANK Newspaper, Rhythm N' Blooms Festival | May 2019
“She set the tone for a night that would be musically wide-ranging with a set infused with jazz, folk, R&B and poetry and was as delightful as ever.” - Inside of Knoxville, Waynestock Festival | February 2019