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04.08.2021

Band Shows!

The first public band show since the lockdown will be at Faubourg Brewery 4/11 at 4:30pm. Number 2 will take place the following Sunday 4/18 at the Broadside from 4-6pm. Both shows feature Carlo Nuccio, Glenn Hartman and Joe Cabral. We hope to see you Out There...


01.07.2021

Write Brothers Web Concert 1/23/21

The Write Brothers recorded a live performance of the songs from our new record "Into The Sky" and you can check it out on 01/23/21. Be a part of our first virtual CD release party! 

Click HERE for your ticket...


11.19.2020

Alex's Appearance On The Troubled Men Podcast

An airing of good times and grievances. Over cocktails!  Listen HERE.


10.29.2020

"Road Songs" Reviewed in Offbeat Magazine

Alex McMurray, Road Songs (Diphthong Records)

A good songwriter writes good songs. A great songwriter writes overarching poetic narratives. The songwriter as lyric poet doesn’t just turn out albums or mixes, they weave myths that touch our collective soul and seem at once personal and in synch with the human zeitgeist. Alex McMurray is such a writer, and his songs that make up Road Songs may someday be remembered as a myth of these times akin to Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks.

The immensity contained in these songs is monumental. A lifetime of peripatetic sojourning, wandering, drifting, escaping to who-knows-where, searching the blasted landscape of the apocalypse, only to find those cold irons bound. There’s a story being told in broad strokes, but all the pieces fit together and gather momentum as the record...

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10.29.2020

Alex McMurray Road Songs

Offbeat Magazine Road Songs

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

A good songwriter writes good songs. A great songwriter writes overarching poetic narratives. The songwriter as lyric poet doesn’t just turn out albums or mixes, they weave myths that touch our collective soul and seem at once personal and in synch with the human zeitgeist. Alex McMurray is such a writer, and his songs that make up Road Songs may someday be remembered as a myth of these times akin to Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks.

The immensity contained in these songs is monumental. A lifetime of peripatetic sojourning, wandering, drifting, escaping to who-knows-where, searching the blasted landscape of the apocalypse, only to find those cold irons bound. There’s a story being told in broad strokes, but all the pieces fit together and gather momentum as the record makes its own journey into the listener’s mind.

I been around the world/ I seen the birds...

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10.29.2020

Alex McMurray Talks Back

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

After the forced evacuation of New Orleans in 2005, some of the earliest returnees were musicians who came back after an exile that convinced them there was no place on earth that would nurture their music better than the beautiful Crescent.

 

The art that some of them created was great, in some cases astonishingly so, as a new era of New Orleans music emerged, fired in the Biblical crucible of a literal deluge and exodus. Some of it, in the beyond-time nature of this spirit-deep city, had been in progress or just completed when the disaster hit. When you are channeling the zeitgeist, you may just as well be predicting the future as reporting on what just happened.

Six months out from the start of the COVID-19 panic of 2020, a picture of New Orleans music in the age of the pandemic is starting to emerge. In a refraction of the post-Katrina effort, this time the musicians aren’t...

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09.07.2020

Video for "Everybody Goes To Hank's"

Catch a glimpse of pre-covid life right here...


06.17.2020

New Single "The Devil" is out now...

My new song is called "The Devil" and is available for streaming and download on Bandcamp. Click here to check it out. All proceeds from sales go to Black Lives Matter.


06.15.2020

New video for "West End"

Here's a video I made for my version of the the Dave Myers song "West End"


05.28.2020

A Record For Our Time: Write Brothers’ Testament To Spencer Bohren

Offbeat Magazine Into the Sky

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

Spencer Bohren came from the open sky and the cold hard realities of prairie fundamentalism.

His early life was a routine of relentless sun, strong winds, drenching rains and miracle springs after dusky winters that froze your soul. Surrounded by God’s creation and the abundance of nature, he grew within a discipline meant to keep the darkness outside of the campfire’s glow at bay. But Spencer was always attracted to the mysterious shadows beyond the safety of the firelight, compelled to plumb their secrets. Maybe that’s why he became one of America’s premier storytellers, a soul whose imagination was animated by the strains of desire that could not be contained within churchyard philosophy.

He became a wanderer, traveling the country with his family until he landed in New Orleans and discovered what he was looking for in the luminous crepuscular surroundings of taverns and clubs...

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05.19.2020

New Write Brothers Album Out Now!

Hey everyone I'm pleased to announce that the new Write Brothers album is out now! Check it out HERE. You can also find it on itunes and on spotify


05.01.2020

Kid Covid and New Single

I have just released a new single--a great song called "West End" written by my old friend Dave Myers.

And while we remain on Covid lockdown the Tuesday night shows on Facebook Live will continue at https://www.facebook.com/alexmcmurrayinfo every Tuesday at 8pm CDT. The Time Of Great Hugging will be here someday...


03.24.2020

Alex on Facebook Live Tuesday Nights 8pm CDT!

Mr Tuesday Night himself is broadcasting LIVE from the Faraway Lounge!  Go to https://www.facebook.com/alexmcmurrayinfo.

I'm taking requests up until showtime! Send to FB or alexmcmurrayinfo@gmail.com.

Care to leave a tip? venmo is @Alexander-McMurray-1  paypal is alexmcmurrayinfo@gmail.com


02.11.2020

New CD "Lucky One" is out NOW!

go to the "recordings" page...Recorded right here in downtown New Orleans, USA--where the magic happens! Thanks to all my friends who played on the record. The usual cast of characters: Carlo Nuccio, Joe Cabral and Glenn Hartman. Also the illustrious Brian Coogan, "Saturday" Susan Cowsill and Alexis Marceaux, Maestro Mike Dillon, Washboard Chaz, "Kid Kaboom" Jason Jurzak, Dr. Sick, The Diaphanous Duo Amy Lavere and Will Sexton, and who could forget the unforgettable Ivan Neville?


01.29.2020

Review: Alex McMurray, Lucky One (Independent)

Offbeat Magazine Lucky One

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

A new Alex McMurray album is a call for celebration. Not a huge, Mardi Gras-like celebration, because songwriters’ albums no longer define the zeitgeist as they once did. But definitely a more private, birthday party-like celebration, because great songwriting is a way to self-knowledge and ultimately satisfaction for those who have the patience to listen carefully. Once upon a time John Sebastian...

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08.05.2019

Heading To Bay Area For Kate Bush Project

Kate Bush, you say? OK, I'm game. Gonna go out to Californie to make a record of acoustic treatments of Kate Bush songs with my pal Tina Ozinski. Does anybody else think Kate Bush sounds kina like Ween?


07.30.2019

Like A Cobra In The Dark: A Conversation With Alex McMurray

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by Michael Dominici

Alex McMurray is rightfully recognized as a great guitarist and singer-songwriter, but beyond that he is also a tremendous navigator of the New Orleans music scene. Besides being a founding member of Royal Fingerbowl and The Tin Men, McMurray also formed the beastly Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, with a focus on ribald sea shanties. He partnered with guitarist Jonathan Freilich for the Tom Paines, to unearth obscure folk songs, blues, and murder ballads, and figured prominently with The Write Brothers, featuring Jim McCormick, Paul Sanchez, and Spencer Bohren. McMurray has also accompanied the massive Naked Orchestra, collaborated with The Little Big Horns, and even joined the rock steady band 007. Alex McMurray has had a long-standing series of duet performances with everyone from Sarah Quintana and Susan Cowsill, to Luke Spurr Allen, who plays with Alex in The Happy Talk Band. We...

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11.20.2018

The Latest Single is called "Days To Go"

And you can listen to it here. It'll be up on itunes at some point.