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01.22.2013

John Swenson Reviews "I Will Never Be Alone In This Land" for Stereophile Magazine

ALEX MCMURRAY / Will Never Be Alone In This Land Threadhead THR00051 (CD). 2012. Carlo Nuccio, prod.; Jacques DeLatourBy John Swenson, December 2012 stereophile.com
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...
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01.22.2013

John Swenson Reviews "I Will Never Be Alone In This Land"

Stereophile Magazine by John Swenson

ALEX MCMURRAY / Will Never Be Alone In This Land Threadhead THR00051 (CD). 2012. Carlo Nuccio, prod.; Jacques DeLatour By John Swenson, December 2012 stereophile.com

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...

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Stereophile Magazine I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
01.14.2013

Treme honors Dave Bartholemew

I was proud to be a part of it. Check it out here.
12.22.2012

NYC date just added

Alex McMurray will perform at the Rockwood Music Hall on January 2 at 8pm.
12.11.2012

Alex McMurray to perform at 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Saturday April 27 at the Gentilly Stage. Time TBA.
12.09.2012

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?).

12.08.2012

New CD reviewed in Antigravity Magazine

Check it out on the PRESS page...
12.08.2012

Antigravity Review of I Will Never Be Alone

I Will Never Be Alone In This Land - AntiGravity Magazine Review
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12.06.2012

New CD Reviewed In Welcome To Twangville Site

Mayer Danzig's December playlist. Check it out HERE
11.29.2012

Alex on the Offbeat Look-Ka PyPy podcast!

Alex talks about the making of his new CD I Will Never Be Alone In This Land. Check it out HERE!
11.28.2012

LOOK-KA PY PY PODCAST (EP 13)

ALEX MCMURRAY’S INNER VISION

Offbeat Magazine by Zachary Young

“The people that drive you crazy — the only people that can really drive you nuts are the people that love you,” a soft-spoken Alex McMurray tells host Zachary Young in this week’s episode of OffBeat’s Look-Ka Py Py Podcast. “They’re going to be the ones that help you,” he goes on to reveal.

Offbeat Magazine I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
11.20.2012

New CD reviewed on Southern California Public Radio

November 20 2012 at 9:45 PST on KPCC 89.3 FM. To listen click HERE and then on the left click where it says "listen now".
11.19.2012

Read the Offbeat Magazine review of "I Will Never Be Alone In This Land"

Here
11.01.2012

I Will Never Be Alone In This Land

Offbeat Magazine by David Kunian

The Grand Sultan of St. Claude (and other streets) songwriting, Alex McMurray is among the best songwriters in New Orleans, a man who over the past two decades has written songs that mark our lives, deaths, loves, hates, hangovers, and what comes before and after those excesses. Buy on Amazon His new record is another set of excellent songs that will insinuate themselves subtly into listeners ears, to the point they will become part of all our lexicons.

Offbeat Magazine I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
10.10.2012

New CD out now

The new CD "I Will Never Be Alone In This Land" is out and available at the Louisiana Music Factory. It will be up for sale on my site shortly. Itunes, etc will be a little down the line. This is a great record. Produced by Carlo Nuccio, it features a galaxy of top New Orleans talent. John Mooney, John Cleary, Matt Perrine, Mark Braud, Bill Malchow, Joe Cabral, Mike Voelker, Charlie Halloran, Tom Fitzpatrick and a host of others help in the proceedings.
09.06.2012

Alex Plays Joe's Pub NYC

Hey I will be at Joe's Pub in NYC Sunday September 16. Bill Malchow will be joining me on this one. My old pal Cristina Black opens the show, which starts at 9:30.
08.14.2012

New Tin Men CD in the works...

Yes it is actually happening...the Tin Men are going in the studio at the end of August to make our long-overdue 3rd studio CD. This time around we will be working with producer John Porter and we couldn't be more excited. Come join us for a tune-up session at the Saturn Bar Thursday Aug 16 at 10pm.
08.01.2012

California Bound

hey everyone i will be in californie the next 10 days. here's the dates...

thurs 8/2 the Roundup Saloon in Lafayette, CA 9-1


Mon 8/6 Mojo Bicycle Shop San Francisco 6-9


Fri 8/10 Shanachie Pub Willits, CA

 

hope to see you there...