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Review: Alex McMurray, Lucky One (Independent)

Offbeat Magazine Lucky One

Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

A new Alex McMurray album is a call for celebration. Not a huge, Mardi Gras-like celebration, because songwriters’ albums no longer define the zeitgeist as they once did. But definitely a more private, birthday party-like celebration, because great songwriting is a way to self-knowledge and ultimately satisfaction for those who have the patience to listen carefully. Once upon a time John Sebastian...

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Heading To Bay Area For Kate Bush Project

Kate Bush, you say? OK, I'm game. Gonna go out to Californie to make a record of acoustic treatments of Kate Bush songs with my pal Tina Ozinski. Does anybody else think Kate Bush sounds kina like Ween?


Like A Cobra In The Dark: A Conversation With Alex McMurray

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by Michael Dominici

Alex McMurray is rightfully recognized as a great guitarist and singer-songwriter, but beyond that he is also a tremendous navigator of the New Orleans music scene. Besides being a founding member of Royal Fingerbowl and The Tin Men, McMurray also formed the beastly Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, with a focus on ribald sea shanties. He partnered with guitarist Jonathan Freilich for the Tom Paines, to unearth obscure folk songs, blues, and murder ballads, and figured prominently with The Write Brothers, featuring Jim McCormick, Paul Sanchez, and Spencer Bohren. McMurray has also accompanied the massive Naked Orchestra, collaborated with The Little Big Horns, and even joined the rock steady band 007. Alex McMurray has had a long-standing series of duet performances with everyone from Sarah Quintana and Susan Cowsill, to Luke Spurr Allen, who plays with Alex in The Happy Talk Band. We...

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New Single "Gluestick Situation"

Happy Carnival everyone. I'm pleased to announce the release of my latest single "Gluestick Situation" just in time for Lundi Gras. With the esteemed Mr. Cabral helping out. Courtesy of Mr. Mehiel at Studio Seurat--the finest sound available anywhere! https://alexmcmurray.bandcamp.com/track/gluestick-situation


Big Thanksgiving Weekend Stuff

Hey all it's Thanksgiving weekend 2017 and there's lots going on. First it's Tin Men at Dba on Wednesday 11/22 7-9. Always a fun time on t-day eve...next on Friday it's the 2nd annual "Last Waltz New Orleans" at the Joy Theater with a galaxy of Local talent singing songs of The Band and generally whooping it up to raise some money for the Musician's Clinic. That show starts at 8pm. At 10 it's the original 007 at DBA for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! That's right get your rock-steady dancing shoes on...On Saturday I'll be joining Debbie Davis at The French Market from 2 to 3 for a program of Christmas music. On Monday I'll be playing solo at Chickie Wah Wah at 8pm. Also on Thursday 11/30 I'll be with Susan Cowsill at the International House Hotel Loa Bar for the first installment of her "Echoes of Laurel Canyon" series. I'll be singing songs from the prodigous Neil Young catalog. The show starts...

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New Single "Now You Know" available now!


with America's own The Iguanas!

I'm joined by The Iguanas on my latest tune, available on Bandcamp! Just click HERE to check it out!

While you're at have a listen to my other singles  "Num Num Charlie""Halleloo" and "Ninth Ward Chickens"

And come out to Chickie Wah Wah on a Monday night sometime!


Yeah man!


Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest Dates Announced!

I'm pleased to announce that I've been selected to perform at the 2017 Jazz and Heritage Festival Friday April 28 at the Gentilly Stage. Set time TBA. Also Tin Men April 30 at the Blues Tent and Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers May 6 in the Economy Hall tent. I'll also be with Pat McLaughlin's New Orleans Outfit on Saturday April 29 at the Lagniappe Stage.

I'll be with all those bands and then some at the French Quarter Fest this year. Tin Men and Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers both play on April 7, Alex McMurray and Band Saturday April 8 and Paul Sanchez on Sunday April 9. Come on out for New Orleans' biggest free music festival!


New Single "Num Num Charlie" Out Now!


And now some light fare for these freewheeling times. "Num Num Charlie" is now available on Bandcamp in any file format you prefer. All three recent singles are right there for easy picking. "Ninth Ward Chickens" and "Halleloo" are up on itunes if that is what you're into.

click this link to check out Num Num Charlie






New Single Out Now!



Hey Kids check out my latest single "Halleloo" ... with the help of the great James Singleton, Mike Dillon and Lynn Drury. I hope you like it. Drop me a line and tell me what you think...

And the "Ninth Ward Chickens" are still looking for a place to roost. Give the bird a boost!


More coming soon..


you'll see...


Ninth Ward Chickens now is on itunes!




Head on over to itunes and pick up "Ninth Ward Chickens" right here.


Still available on Bandcamp! Check it out!



Get Your Ninth Ward Chicken Here!


Hey my new single "Ninth Ward Chicken", recorded with the Morning Forty Federation right here in the 9th Ward is available RIGHT HERE!


Check it out!


World Premiere "Ninth Ward Chickens"


Wednesday 9/14/2016 on WWOZ at 12:30pm

Hey my new tune "Ninth Ward Chickens" will be having its world premiere TODAY (9/14/16) on George Ingmire's show on WWOZ at 12:30. The song features sterling performances by the Morning 40 Federation and was recorded right here in 9th Ward chicken country...the song will be download-able soon on Bandcamp and Itunes...details to follow!


Tin Men Back at DBA

Tin Men are back on Wednesday nights at DBA! Check out America's premier Sousaphone/Washboard/Guitar trio every Wednesday night at 7pm. 


Chazfest Back On

Dear friends of Chazfest. The Powers The Be at the Truck Farm have done some finagling and have worked it out so that Chazfest #10 2016 will take place on Wednesday April 27. Sorry for all the confusion.


Alex owned the week!

Check it out HERE


Alex on the Spudcast!

With the great John "Spud" McConnell. Check it out HERE


Tin Men Heading Out West

Tin Men will be in Livingston, MT for the Hoot Thursday Aug 13, In Casper, WY Aug 14 and at the Gold Hill Inn in Gold Hill, CO Saturday Aug 15. Tell a friend!