Royal Fingerbowl to appear at Chickie Wah Wah!
EXCLUSIVE! 90's Rock phenoms and TVT recording artists Royal Fingerbowl reunite for a special one-time-only performance!
OR: The Alex McMurray band without Bill. YOU MAKE THE CALL!
Alex McMurray Band Plays Fairfest in Fairfield, IA
Big Easy Award Winner
Jazz Fest is upon us...
Chaz and Alex talk about Chazfest
Hey everybody! We got ourselves a new Website!
nice blurb on nola.com
NEW TIN MEN CD!!!
The Tin Men have a brand new CD and it will be available for the first time WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 at DBA. It's called "Avocado Woo Woo" and was produced by the legendary John Porter (Buddy Guy, BB King, The Smiths...). Show starts at 7.
2 Big Easy Award Nominations!
Tin Men Headed to France
Some kind of dutch review of "Alone" CD.
"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" 2013 West Coast Tour Dates Announced!
April Dates Added
Interview on Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
Digital Tip Jar Now Available...
Where will you be Mardi Gras Day?
John Swenson Reviews "I Will Never Be Alone In This Land" for Stereophile Magazine
Alex McMurray is the linchpin of one of the most vibrant music scenes in contemporary America: the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. This bohemian paradise has its own fringe festival, Chaz Fest, run by the enter-prising McMurray, who plays with the Tin Men, Happy Talk Band, and the Valparaiso Men's Chorus. While his versatile, genre-defying guitar work is a prized asset in local sessions—McMurray is one of the core players at Bywater's recording mecca, Piety Street Studios—his greatest strength is his songwriting. McMurray's compositional imagina-tion seems boundless. He covers as wide a stylistic range as any contempo-rary writer, matching cleverly turned lyrics and story songs with durable melodies and a structural vision that leads to many of his songs having surprise musical twists that match the words' intricacy. "I was tall in the saddle, sick in the soul," he writes in the surrealistic "The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." This syncopated shuffle rides along on a loping sequence of guitar fills that brings the narrator to this nonchalant observation: "String me up or cut me down / it's all the same to me." What really concerns him? "Bury me not in a mohair suit." In a deadpan as droll as Randy Newman's, he boasts, "I was the fastest gun west of Tarzana," a line that might leave you scratching your head if it weren't so cleverly unaf-fected. Whether it's the lamentation in waltz time of "Texas Again," the Peter Gunn—inspired garage rock of "Otis at the Wheel," the mellow gospel-style meditation of the title track, or the frantic brass-band breakdown "Me and My Bad Luck," we're hearing a true original work his magic. —John Swenson
Treme honors Dave Bartholemew
NYC date just added
Alex McMurray to perform at 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Alex is now a twit.
The current wisdom has it that one must be on Twitter. In this business. My "handle" is alexmcmurrayyy (that's "why, why why?).
Antigravity Review of I Will Never Be Alone