Alex McMurray (solo)

Alex McMurray has been performing as a solo artist since the Circle Bar opened in 1999. His weekly Wednesday night gig became a semi-legendary showcase for his eclectic tastes and off-kilter sense of humor, a tradition he has been continuing Thursday nights at the Saturn Bar since 2008. The solo work has allowed him to workshop songs and try out new arrangements, tell jokes too ugly for a band to tolerate, play as long (or as short) as he wants, entertain requests from any part of his somewhat vast repertoire and just plain do whatever pops into his head.

The solo format has also allowed McMurray to travel to places he might not otherwise be able to go, from Maine to California, Europe and Japan. He's also prone to invite special guests to share the floor which has brought some memorable pairings such as with Luke Allen, Tommy Malone, Jim McCormick, Meschiya Lake, Bill Malchow, Glenn Hartman and a host of others. The fact that the Tin Men sprang from an informal sit-in situation on a McMurray solo set speaks volumes.


  • The Woman I Love (Live)
  • I Can't Wait Till They Turn My Baby Loose (Live)
  • The Old Bar (Live)

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06.16.2019 Sunday noon-3pm

Brooklyn, NY, USA

06.05.2019 Wednesday 8pm

Five For Five
New Orleans, LA

05.02.2019 Thursday 3:30-4:15pm

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA

04.19.2019 Friday 7-9pm

New Orleans, LA

02.23.2019 Saturday tba

Lil' Queenie Benefit
New Orleans, LA

02.23.2019 Saturday 6-9pm

New Orleans, LA, USA

02.22.2019 Friday 10pm-1am

01.12.2019 Saturday 6-9pm

New Orleans, LA, USA