Previously Luke Morris and Madison Elmore
We have news. We have decided to continue our musical journey with a new name. When we began playing shows together in 2019 we saw our duo as a side project. We used our names because at the time, we were two solo artists coming together for some occasional shows and recordings.
Our lives have profoundly changed since then.
As of this August, we are married and our music has evolved alongside our personal lives. Our music has taken on a life of its own and has become a primary creative outlet for us.
We knew that before we released any more music we needed to bear a name that reflected our sound and symbolized the new identity of our duo. The first part of our name “Highland” simply refers to the area we call home. Old-time and bluegrass music from the Appalachian highlands is the foundation for everything we create. The second part of our name “Reverie” is a noun that describes a daydream or a trance. It is used in musical context to describe music that provokes a dream-like, meditative state.
We love the feeling of being completely locked into a musical moment while the world fades away around us and we want our music to leave people lost in a reverie.
Anyways, help us celebrate the name change and enjoy our new single “Rain and Snow”
Influenced by the rich musical heritage of Appalachia, Luke and Madison Morris’ sound is rooted in the folk traditions they grew up in. Nonetheless, they use folk tradition as a jumping-off point into new sonic landscapes and imaginative songwriting. After crossing paths at bluegrass festival, the duo began playing together regularly in 2018 and have since released two singles titled “Take Me Back to the Blue Ridge” and “Walkin’ Back to Georgia.” Both Luke and Madison grew up making music in the bluegrass scene. Luke was a founding member of the bluegrass group ShadowGrass and Madison took many stages as a solo act.
Their lyrics and smooth harmonies take the front seat while soft arrangements help to tell the story of each song. Together, Luke and Madison Morris bring a modern take on tradition that continues to evolve while remaining rooted in the music of Appalachia.