Michael Martin Murphey is a legendary songwriter and performer originally from Dallas, Texas. In the early 1970s, Rolling Stone Magazine hailed Murphey as “one of the best songwriters in America.” He was a part of the so-called original Outlaw country movement, playing alongside other maverick performers such as Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker.
Since that time, Murphey has left an indelible mark on the American music landscape crafting and recording iconic hits such as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “Cowboy Logic,” and more. Along the way, he has topped the Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western Music charts, earned six gold albums and multiple Grammy nominations.
Despite his success in chart-topping hits, Murphey has managed to remain constant in his honest and sophisticated approach to songwriting. His songs, which often reflect the sensibilities of his cowboy lifestyle, have been covered by many artists including Kenny Rogers, Lyle Lovett, The Monkees and more. Murphey attributes his eclectic mix of musical influences to his deep Texas roots, and even describes Texas as “the world’s number one musical crossroads where anything goes musically.”
That eclectic blend is certainly evident in his latest album, Red River Drifter, which draws influences ranging from classical to country, blues to bluegrass, pop to western. Like many great artists, it’s nearly impossible to pin-point one genre to Murphey’s music. He is no more country than rock, no more bluegrass than classical. He is, rather, a true American songwriter.
Performing live in an intimate setting at Eddie’s Attic on September 24, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $36 advance, $42 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM.