THE RIDE AIN'T OVER YET
Though the calendar is empty at the moment, rest assured the Big Dog isn't done! Facing some major surgery to correct some type of spinal disorder that has caused Michael's fingers on both hands to go numb, he has cleared the calendar. But, as soon as he's recovered from the surgery and finished with the physical therapy, he's gonna hit the road runnin', fill the calendar, and be back in your town at your favorite venue before you know it! So, keep the prayers and well wishes coming, and as the Big Dog always says, "See Y'all down the road!"
Feb. 19, 2019
Hi Friends and Fans! Anxiously awaiting my appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in a few days. My hands have become MY main concern. As long as they remain numb, at least to the point of continuing to not being able to feel the frets or the strings, playing guitar is out of the question. I have been reminded many, Many, MANY times that I can still sing. While that is true, it still seems I have a disconnect between the voice and the guitar. In other words, it just doesn't feel right. If my hands cannot be restored to normal, perhaps I'll get past the "disconnect" thing, and devote my energies to making my voice my primary instrument.
Anyhow, let me express my deep and sincerest appreciation to all of you who continue to offer your support and well-wishes. Throughout my career, I have never and will never forget the importance of you folks that continually come to the performances and hang out with us for a while. The fans are the life-blood of live music. I love you folks! Hope to be back soon.
A Different Shade Of Blues describes the creative and entertaining playing style of BLUES artist Michael “Big Dog” Murphy. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is fueled 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.
Artists don't think of themselves as entertainment, unless it is part and parcel of their art. Rather they view themselves as interpreters of how they view the world, or better yet, how they view their world! And the MOB's world is music, more definitively, BLUES.
Murphy has been playing and singing the blues most of his life. 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 has 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!"
Come spend an evening with these cats as they paint the night with colors from their palette of emotion, passion and love of their craft, with brushes made of wood, steel and voice. The boys invite you to take a ride on what they call their BLUES TRAIN. It will take you down the rails of life where you just may find a stop in a town named after YOU!
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."