CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  With Covid-19 impacting attendance, you will notice the "Shows" page is awfully thin!  Ensuring all of my friends and fans stay safe, is paramount!  YOUR welfare is as important to me as is my and my family's own.  This won't last forever!!  I look forward to seeing more venues opening, and doing business once again!!  So, until then, stay safe, stay smart, and stay healthy!!  I'll see you down the road!!


Watching Michael Murphy perform is not so much a performance as it is an experience.  As you watch him play, you may notice that the majority of the time he closes his eyes, and listens to something deep inside.  Admittedly, he isn't sure he knows from where what he hears, comes!  But he finds it and lets it out!!  

Michael also says, "Down the road is gonna find me playing more original music, a lot of which will be performed acoustically."  For the past year, he has been writing far more than usual, "I've been challenging myself to move away from straight blues, and come up with a more, for lack of a better description, singer/songwriter style material." 

During his career, the road he has followed is fairly typical of his generation of artists, fueled by excess, and tempered by passion. But all through the good times and the dark times have remained an urgent desire to perform, to write, and to sing. Of his desire to play, [Murphy] says, "You know, it's like being on a therapist's couch when I'm on stage!"

A Different Shade Of Blues describes his creative and entertaining playing style. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is driven by passion and guided by his heartfelt emotions.  As he stays true to the feeling of the blues, Michael Murphy takes a different approach by delivering a mix of traditional with a twist for the unexpected.  Come spend an evening with him as he paints the night with colors from his palette of emotion, passion, and love of his craft, with brushes made of wood, steel and voice.

So, watch the calendar!  Whether with his band, the MOB, or another more acoustic project, Michael will soon be headed to a venue near you!!  And his fans can't wait! 

"See you folks down the road!"



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Michael "Big Dog" Murphy and the MOB's  video for Michael's original song "Hellbound."  This song is being used in Myles DuBay's independent film, "Holyland."





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Michael Murphy
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