New CD reviewed in Antigravity Magazine

Check it out on the PRESS page...


Antigravity Review of I Will Never Be Alone

I Will Never Be Alone In This Land - AntiGravity Magazine Review
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New CD Reviewed In Welcome To Twangville Site

Mayer Danzig's December playlist. Check it out HERE


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!



Offbeat Magazine I Will Never Be Alone In This Land


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.


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".


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I Will Never Be Alone In This Land

Offbeat Magazine 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.


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.


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.


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.


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...



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...

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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.



We have a CD release thing over at the Saturn on May 19. Will be a glorious mess as always. Not to be missed. The CD should be available for purchase on this site and the new VMC website www.valparaisomenschorus.com very soon.



Some fun shows coming up...1/20 at rodeo with full band (& horns!). Sat 1/21 at the Allen Room at Lincoln Center with Michael Cerveris. Sun 1/22 solo at rockwood 7pm, midnight monday night at ear inn with Brad Gunyon on Drums and Skip Ward on bass, and another solo show at 11th st. bar....whew!


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...

The annual "VooDoo Experience" is upon us again. Glenn and Jonathan from the Klezmer band are in town for it and will join me on Thursday at the Saturn Bar. Friday morning at 11:15 I'll be with Lynn Drury at the Pres. Hall stage and Saturday at 2 I'll be with Happy Talk Band at the Bingo! tent. More shows are on the "shows" page.