Friday, 20 March 2015
John Murry (USA) - LIVE in Mick Murphy's, Monday, March 30, 2015
John Murry plays Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday, March 30. Doors open: 8:30pm; Gig 9:15pm; Admission: €12 at the door.
With a family relationship to American author, William Faulkner; a critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Graceless Age' in 2012 ('Uncut' called it "a masterpiece" and gave it a 9/10 rating', Mojo" gave the record a 5/5 Star review, and The Guardian called it "a work of genius" also giving it 5/5 stars); a subsequent full blown heroin addiction, and recovery; a devoted, and growing cult following, John Murry has packed a lifetime's living into his 33 years.
Writing songs that give expression to inner pain, and buried joy, Murry's material is indeed on the darker side (and by Murry's own admission "...not for everyone") but no less compelling for it. This is not depressing, mawkish material; this is honesty, truth, and a search for redemption, and for the light. This is John Murry; this is the real deal.
Most highly recommended.
'Photograph' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHvVSZGhpZc
'Southern Skies' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je0hbLMTSAs
'Little Colored Balloons' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SODucNUIFqo
Suppport from Peter Doran - 'Tug' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuGAUXdwC30