LOOK-KA PY PY PODCAST (EP 13)
ALEX MCMURRAY’S INNER VISIONOffbeat Magazine
“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.
New CD reviewed on Southern California Public Radio
Read the Offbeat Magazine review of "I Will Never Be Alone In This Land"
I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
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.
New CD out now
Alex Plays Joe's Pub NYC
New Tin Men CD in the works...
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...
GOING UP NORTH TO PUT THE WORD IN THE STREETS...
Next week I'll be going up to Oshkosh, WI for the annual pilgrimage. Also Chicago on July 14 at a place called Martyrs' On Lincoln with Papa Grows Funk and Davis Rogan. Should be fun.
This weekend (July 7 and 8) I'll be in Ottawa with Lynn Drury at the Ottawa Blues Festival, and also playing at a place called the rainbow...my Canuck blood is rising...
Another Jazz fest
Well goddamn…It's been a few years now without a diary update and I have no excuses or apologies. Suffice it to say it just wasn't in the cards. The past 2 years have been a non-stop shit-fight and make no mistake. Mr. Sanchez likes to quote the great Louis Armstrong who always remembered to remind folks that all he wanted to do was keep his little "hustle" going. Well, the Jazz Fest has grown some real time-fangs for Yours Truly and on this Monday After Jazz Fest I can safely say I feel like I've gone 185 rounds with Sonny Liston. Which is debatable, I'm sure, but while I can sit here and listen to the dust settle outside my window and hear the tanker trucks pierce the night as they fly down Saint Claude, and feel my sacral plate recline into this chair and the whiskey loosen my typing fingers, and hear the air conditioner whine for the first time this year up in the bedroom where...
Alex Band Happening Now!
Hey kids--Alex with a band--what could be better, right?? Well here are 4 great opportunites to hear just that.
Friday June 1 at Chickie Wah Wah 8pm. With Carlo, Matt and Bill.
Saturday June 2 at Tip's opening for Meschiya Lake. 10pm With Bill Malchow and Harry Hardin.
Friday June 8 at Circle Bar. With Joe Cabral, Brian Coogan and Carlo Nuccio. Oh yeah!
Friday June 15 at Chickie Wah Wah 8pm. With Carlo, Matt and Bill.
NEW VALPARAISO MEN'S CHORUS CD "THE STRAITS OF SAINT CLAUDE" IS HERE...
NEEEWWW YOOOORRRKK CIIITTAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!
New CD In The Works
I'll be going in the studio in December to work on a new Alex CD. We'll be doing it here in New Orleans with local musicians. Just like the last time the Threadheads are helping out. Here is a link to the page on their website about the project. If you want to bring hot food to the studio just drop an email and we can discuss the particular dietary requirements of the musicians and the studio staff.
VooDoo this weekend...
What Else is New
"The Day After Mardi Gras Day" - on HBO's Treme
Threadhead Thursday on NPR
Jazz Fest review in Huffington Post
Alex McMurray Jazz Feest Schedule
Alex McMurray Jazz Fest Schedule
Wed 4/27 Tin Men @ DBA 7-9
Thurs 4/28 Alex McMurray Band at City Park Botanical Garden
(Threadhead Thursday) 8
Alex McMurray solo Saturn Bar 10
Fri 4/29 Happy Talk Band Jazz Fest Lagniappe Stage 1:50-2:50
Paul Sanchez & Rolling Road Show Chickie Wah Wah 8-10
Sat 4/30 Sunflower City Ogden Museum 8:30 (opening for Marcia Ball)
Tin Men at Le Bon Temps 11
Sun 5/1 Tom Paines at Euclid Records 4pm
Mon 5/2 Tin men @ DBA 8-10
Tues 5/3 Threadhead Patry Mardi Gras World East Bank 12 noon
Saucefest Hi Ho Lounge sometime btw 10 and 2am
Wed 5/4 Chazfest noon-10 more info HERE
Thurs 5/5 LynnDrury Louisiana Music Factory 7pm
solo show with special guests Saturn Bar 9
Fri 5/6 Alex McMurray Band Jazz Fest Lagniappe Stage 4:20-5:20
Alex McMurray Band Le Bon Temps 10
Sat 5/7 Paul Sanchez & Rolling...