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Alex owned the week!

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Alex on the Spudcast!

With the great John "Spud" McConnell. Check it out HERE


Tin Men Heading Out West

Tin Men will be in Livingston, MT for the Hoot Thursday Aug 13, In Casper, WY Aug 14 and at the Gold Hill Inn in Gold Hill, CO Saturday Aug 15. Tell a friend!


Summer Updates

Hey just got back in town and got the new dates up on the site. More to come.

Tin Men are heading out west in August! Check out the Shows Page.

Also Tin men have a new CD "On The Shady Side". Release extravaganza Sept 23 at DBA 7-9!


random questionnaire

Hey I'll be performing at a thing called Milo's Music Parlor at 6:30 next Tuesday at Tasseology 1228 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard NOLA. They do this pre-interview. I guess so they know what to ask on the show. Here's the Q&A. I case you were wondering and, hey, it's content!


1.    How long have you been in New Orleans and where are you from?

Been here since August 1987. I can't do the math. 28 years? I was born and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey, in the house my father only moved of very recently.

2.    What drew you to New Orleans? or Why New Orleans?

I came here by accident. I wound up at Tulane University because it was the only school that I applied to that gave me financial aid. Hated it at first and spent my freshman year trying to get into a school in Oregon. When they wait-listed me that pretty much sealed the deal because by the time I was accepted all the financial...

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Is it summertime already?

Dear Lord...has it really been since January that I updated this News section? Holy hell...well suffice to say lots has happened and I have proof somewhere. The Springtime has come and gone and now we're hitting the 90 degree time. Just as well. I've been trying to get this adhesive off my arms. Perhaps it will simply melt away. Here's some news: New Tin Men CD on its way. I'm crapping you negative. Also going to the Ascona Jazz Festival with Tin Men and Debbie Davis. Ain't that some shit? Also going out West with Tin Men in August...dates will be posted ASAP. Come say hello...


New Write Brothers CD

"First Flight"

Hey I'm in a new band with these fellas Spencer Bohren, Paul Sanchez and Jim McCormick. We have a CD out now called "First Flight". It's mostly songs we wrote together, plus new interpretations of one another's songs. Playing our NOLA debut gig at Chickie Wah Wah on Jan 16 at 8...


Spencer Bohren, Paul Sanchez, Alex McMurray and Jim McCormick take flight as the Write Brothers

The Times Picayune by Keith Spera

The Write Brothers had a problem. On the last day of recording their debut album, Spencer Bohren, Paul Sanchez, Alex McMurray and Jim McCormick realized they needed one more song...

The Times Picayune First Flight

Offbeat Review of Redhaus show

Offbeat Magazine by Reya Hart

Thanks to Laura DeFazio, Aurora Nealand, Mike Darby and everyone who came out! What a great space!


Of all the incredible events and concerts that went on this past Halloween weekend, the most memorable was also the most bizarre.

The Redhaus, an Alice-in-Wonderland-level-trippy art space on St. Claude complete with a thoroughly life-threatening tree house structure out back, marked its reopening Sunday night with an underground concert featuring Frenchmen notables Alex McMurrayAurora Nealand, and Mike Darby.

Various collaborators had been hard at work for weeks to ready the gutted double shotgun for the show, but everything was still fascinatingly precarious, with countless nooks and crannies and weird surprises.

A giant mechanical skeleton swimming in psychedelic projections hung from the ceiling, a gondola from the 1984 World’s Fair sat perched casually in a treetop in the...

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Offbeat Magazine

Alex plays and sings for

In which I sing and discuss the birthday number "Young Man's Game".

Check it out here



We have achieved maximum slowness. It is July. No Tin Men until August (except in Abita Springs July 19th). I have some shows at DBA and Yuki. They're on the schedule. Beatles Fest is July 12. We'll be celebrating the strange life of fallen Ubergrinch Dennis Zentek at Dennis Fest which is being held at DBA July 20. Check the shows page for further details. Also coming up in August are Royal Fingerbowl at Siberia on Aug 9 (Narcissy opens) plus shows at Rockwood in NYC and John & Peter's in New Hope, PA. Stay cool people.



Things mellow out somewhat over the 2nd weekend. On Friday there's a nice easygoing, laid back Valparaiso Men's Chorus show at the Hi Ho Lounge with the ever popular Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. Saturday I'm "chillin'" at Siberia for a solo set starting at 6. Probably goes to 9. Sunday I'll be getting serene with my pals Carlo Nuccio and Joe Cabral at the Cafe Atchafalaya brunch starting at 11am, for all you non-festers. Sunday night I'll be decompressing with Susan Cowsill and friends as we tackle the Traveling Wilburys in the latest installment of Covered In Vinyl.


Grab your pith helmet and spats and get busy. It's that time of year again. I've got a big first weekend with Tin Men at the Fairgrounds, the Smothered Brothers at Pearl Wine Co. and the Royal Fingerbowl reunion at Siberia on Saturday. On Sunday I'm closing out the blues tent with the legendary Rodriguez, then heading over to Little Gem Saloon to play with my old pal Glenn Hartman in the Kings of the Small Time, then closing out the night over at Carrollton Station with Susan Cowsill and friends.


The Tin Men are headed to Japan to play a string of dates in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Mitaka and elsewhere, including at the Yokohama Jug Band Festival. If you can't make it yourself, tell a friend! For more info look HERE.

Tin Men- Avacado Woo Woo by Lauren Adam

For over a decade, the Tin Men have been collaborating to harness an eclectic melding of genres. With infl uences of swing jazz, R&B, Motown, and easy listening, their latest release, Avocado Woo Woo, captures the unique spirit radiating out of New Orleans and beyond. The trio consisting of Washboard Chaz (vocals, percussion), Matt Perrine (sousaphone), and Alex McMurray (guitar, vocals) has perfected a relationship with their instruments. Whether or not you’ve seen the mastery in action at their d.b.a. home court or not, the album exemplifi es just this. From the gospel praises of “Jesus Always Get’s His Man” to the folksy title track, “Avocado Woo Woo,” to the stand out percussion performance in “Why Don’t You Haul Off and Love Me?” and the perfectly executed “Lonely One In This Town,” the Tin Men are dressed to impress. Aside from the band’s consistent display of technical...

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Avocado Woo Woo

No ChazFest in 2014

Sadly there will be no ChazFest in 2014. Read about it here

Alex Heading Back To The Bay Area

Hitting some old hot spots (Armando's in Martinez, Sweetwater in Marin and Hummingbird Cafe in Fairfax) plus a new one "Catacombs" in SF. See the "shows" page for details...

Made the Tulane Hullabaloo.

My proudest moment. Read the article HERE

Made the Tulane News!

The "Stummin' Alum" strikes! Read all about it HERE.