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08.07.2022

Alex Band Heading To Oshkosh & Chicago

We'll be at the Leach Ampitheater in lovely Oshkosh 6pm Thursday, Aug 25 opening for Dirty Honey

Friday August 26 At Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, IL 8:30-10pm. Get tickets HERE


02.15.2022

New Single "My Everything" Is Out Now!

Just In Time For Mardi Gras!

Check it out HERE!  With my pals The Iguanas. A sorta Saturday Night jam? Crank it up in your car...


04.08.2021

Band Shows!

The first public band show since the lockdown will be at Faubourg Brewery 4/11 at 4:30pm. Number 2 will take place the following Sunday 4/18 at the Broadside from 4-6pm. Both shows feature Carlo Nuccio, Glenn Hartman and Joe Cabral. We hope to see you Out There...


03.02.2021

Best Of The Beat Awards

Very honored and humbled to be awarded the 2020 Offbeat Magazine Best Of The Beat Award for "Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album" and "Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Artist". Thanks to everyone who voted...


01.07.2021

Alex Makes The Top Five...

Can you believe that I have 2 albums in the top 5 of the Offbeat Magazine "50 Best Albums of 2020"? Neither can I, but the only way to prove that to you is for you to get an online subscription to Offbeat Magazine, which I of course urge you to do. Otherwise you'll just have to take my word for it. Plus the Write Brothers' album got the nod as well as the Debbie Davis/Matt Perrine X-Mas album. Hooray 2020!


01.07.2021

Write Brothers Web Concert 1/23/21

The Write Brothers recorded a live performance of the songs from our new record "Into The Sky" and you can check it out on 01/23/21. Be a part of our first virtual CD release party! 

Click HERE for your ticket...


11.19.2020

Alex's Appearance On The Troubled Men Podcast

An airing of good times and grievances. Over cocktails!  Listen HERE.


10.29.2020

"Road Songs" Reviewed in Offbeat Magazine

Alex McMurray, Road Songs (Diphthong Records)

A good songwriter writes good songs. A great songwriter writes overarching poetic narratives. The songwriter as lyric poet doesn’t just turn out albums or mixes, they weave myths that touch our collective soul and seem at once personal and in synch with the human zeitgeist. Alex McMurray is such a writer, and his songs that make up Road Songs may someday be remembered as a myth of these times akin to Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks.

The immensity contained in these songs is monumental. A lifetime of peripatetic sojourning, wandering, drifting, escaping to who-knows-where, searching the blasted landscape of the apocalypse, only to find those cold irons bound. There’s a story being told in broad strokes, but all the pieces fit together and gather momentum as the record...

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10.29.2020

Alex McMurray Road Songs

Offbeat Magazine Road Songs

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

A good songwriter writes good songs. A great songwriter writes overarching poetic narratives. The songwriter as lyric poet doesn’t just turn out albums or mixes, they weave myths that touch our collective soul and seem at once personal and in synch with the human zeitgeist. Alex McMurray is such a writer, and his songs that make up Road Songs may someday be remembered as a myth of these times akin to Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks.

The immensity contained in these songs is monumental. A lifetime of peripatetic sojourning, wandering, drifting, escaping to who-knows-where, searching the blasted landscape of the apocalypse, only to find those cold irons bound. There’s a story being told in broad strokes, but all the pieces fit together and gather momentum as the record makes its own journey into the listener’s mind.

I been around the world/ I seen the birds...

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10.29.2020

Alex McMurray Talks Back

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

After the forced evacuation of New Orleans in 2005, some of the earliest returnees were musicians who came back after an exile that convinced them there was no place on earth that would nurture their music better than the beautiful Crescent.

 

The art that some of them created was great, in some cases astonishingly so, as a new era of New Orleans music emerged, fired in the Biblical crucible of a literal deluge and exodus. Some of it, in the beyond-time nature of this spirit-deep city, had been in progress or just completed when the disaster hit. When you are channeling the zeitgeist, you may just as well be predicting the future as reporting on what just happened.

Six months out from the start of the COVID-19 panic of 2020, a picture of New Orleans music in the age of the pandemic is starting to emerge. In a refraction of the post-Katrina effort, this time the musicians aren’t...

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09.17.2020

New Album "Road Songs" Out Now!

Hello friends I have just released a new album. It's called "Road Songs" and was recorded locally at Studio Seurat by Michael Mehiel and has some fine players on it including Spencer Bohren, Susan Cowsill, Jimbo Mathus, Carlo Nuccio, Casey McAllister, Matt Rhody, Dr. Sick, Jason Jurzak, Jeff Treffinger, Anthony Cuccia...the list goes on. Head on over to the store and get your order in. It's an LP! Every LP will entitle you to a free download of the record as well. We have plain black and fancy colored ones that i'm happy to sign for you if you like. Also will be on BandcampAppleMusic and some of the other services (no Spotify).


09.07.2020

Video for "Everybody Goes To Hank's"

Catch a glimpse of pre-covid life right here...


06.17.2020

New Single "The Devil" is out now...

My new song is called "The Devil" and is available for streaming and download on Bandcamp. Click here to check it out. All proceeds from sales go to Black Lives Matter.


06.15.2020

New video for "West End"

Here's a video I made for my version of the the Dave Myers song "West End"


05.28.2020

A Record For Our Time: Write Brothers’ Testament To Spencer Bohren

Offbeat Magazine Into the Sky

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

Spencer Bohren came from the open sky and the cold hard realities of prairie fundamentalism.

His early life was a routine of relentless sun, strong winds, drenching rains and miracle springs after dusky winters that froze your soul. Surrounded by God’s creation and the abundance of nature, he grew within a discipline meant to keep the darkness outside of the campfire’s glow at bay. But Spencer was always attracted to the mysterious shadows beyond the safety of the firelight, compelled to plumb their secrets. Maybe that’s why he became one of America’s premier storytellers, a soul whose imagination was animated by the strains of desire that could not be contained within churchyard philosophy.

He became a wanderer, traveling the country with his family until he landed in New Orleans and discovered what he was looking for in the luminous crepuscular surroundings of taverns and clubs...

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05.19.2020

New Write Brothers Album Out Now!

Hey everyone I'm pleased to announce that the new Write Brothers album is out now! Check it out HERE. You can also find it on itunes and on spotify


05.01.2020

Kid Covid and New Single

I have just released a new single--a great song called "West End" written by my old friend Dave Myers.

And while we remain on Covid lockdown the Tuesday night shows on Facebook Live will continue at https://www.facebook.com/alexmcmurrayinfo every Tuesday at 8pm CDT. The Time Of Great Hugging will be here someday...