Michael Cullen Murphy - All Change At The 5 & Dime [LP]
Catalogue No.: LOBELP005
Release Date: 20 Jan 2023
The fifth release on Blue Matter is a debut album from a guy whose performance and writing would easily give the impression that he is a seasoned campaigner. The confidence and the musicality are of a standard rarely heard. Michael Cullen Murphy was born and raised in Nashville, and moved to the UK when he was 11. His father was friends with the great Peter Rowan and many other country and folk artists, and since childhood, understandably, Mike has been dabbling in folk and country. However, Mike is better known as a reggae specialist, and has kept his special musical talents extremely quiet. Even though we had been friends with Mike for years, we had no idea he was an accomplished singer, player and songwriter, which is why we were so amazed when he played us the almost completed album. Not only does he have a great singing voice, but his songs have an impressive depth and sense of melody. If one had to put some kind of label on the music contained within this record, it would probably contain the words 'Americana' and 'folk’, but that doesn't tell the whole story. There are touches of classic singer/songwriter and psychedelia too. Suffice to say, you need to give it a listen and decide for yourself. Blue Matter are really proud to be able to release this fabulous debut album. We think Mike Murphy certainly has all the necessary credentials to make his mark. Will it happen? Who knows? Your call, folks.
Track Listing: Side One: 1 A Serial Killer’s Love Song 2 Strings And The Wood 3 All Change At The 5 And Dime 4 The Day That We Have Here 5 Moonboy. Side Two: 6 The Best Thing I Ever Did (Was Leaving You) 7 Growing Old 8 Without You 9 Been Here And Gone
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