05.09.2013

Big Easy Award Winner

Took the "Best Roots Rock" category at this years Big Easy Awards sponsored by Gambit Weekly. See the list of winners here.

05.03.2013

HANG TIN: CHAZ FEST RECAP

Nola Defender by Ryan Sparks

According to a friend of mine, the homes in the Bywater are “so close together you can hear your neighbor reading a magazine.” This past Wednesday, the two stages of Chaz Fest brought more interesting noises...


05.01.2013

Jazz Fest 2013 Focus: Alex McMurray

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

On a recent Saturday evening Alex McMurray filled Siberia with an audience that hung on every word of his compositions, a catalog that ranges from wry to wistful to ribald. McMurray is adept at this solo magic, playing material mostly culled from his 2012 release I Will Never Be Alone In This Land. McMurray has also been playing shows, often with special guests, Thursday nights in the Saturn...

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04.29.2013

Alumnus holds 8th annual Chaz Fest in his backyard

Tulane University New Wave

Tulane University New Wave by Sally Asher

It’s lucky for music lovers that Tulane alumnus Alex McMurray decided one day in 1992 to ask himself what would happen if kept riding his bike into the unknown — beyond the French Quarter. The journey took him to the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, where he co-founded the local music festival Chaz Fest that takes place in his own backyard on Wednesday (May 1).