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Part 1 of Dave Murphy interview. Toronto, Canada Spetember 2013
audiojunkies Podcast #43 – Dave Murphy – Part 1
"A musical Raymond Carver, Murphy taps the raw nerve so many struggling songwriters can't seem to find... "
-Chris Smith, Twin Cities Revue (Minneapolis, MN)
“Impressive…finely crafted songs.”
- Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live - New York
“The songs are a masterful blend of Country, Americana and Folk-Rock…a wonderful triumph of the human spirit in song."
Rick Rock, Tribes Hill News
Influenced by American folk, country and roots-rock, Murphy takes a minimalist approach with an inclination towards brevity, intensity and humor. Radio personality John Platt, of WFUV FM in New York City aptly described Jersey based singer-songwriter Dave Murphy as “the real deal.” During an on-air interview Platt asked Murphy; “being from the northeast, how is it that your music has such a feel of the American heartland?” Murphy paused…and answered simply “well John…it’s because I really like dairy products.”
Dave has shared the stage with many a fine artist including...
Suzanne Vega, Freedy Johnston, Alejandro Escovedo, Slaid Cleaves, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Mike Doughty, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Vic Chesnutt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jim Carroll and Steve Forbert.
A Sampling of where Dave has performed...
Living Room- NYC, Joe’s Pub- NYC, Tin Angel- Philadelphia,The Knitting Factory- NYC, Speakeasy- NYC, Southpaw- Brooklyn
Union Hall- Brooklyn, Maxwell’s- Hoboken, NJ, Kerrville Folk Festival- Kerrville, TX, Wildflower Music Festival- Richardson, TX
SONO Music & Arts Festival- South Norwalk, CT, No Name Coffeehouse- Boston, White Crow Conservatory- Saginaw, MI
Susquehanna Folk Festival- Havre De Grace, MD, New Jersey Folk Festival- New Brunswick, NJ
Outpost in the Burbs- Montclair, NJ, Postcrypt Cafe- NYC, Underground @ the Drake Hotel- Toronto, ON...
“…Murphy’s “My Garden State” belongs in the Ode to Jersey pantheon alongside John Gorka’s “I’m from New Jersey” and John Pizzarelli’s “ I Like Jersey Best.”
Bob Ivry, The Bergen Record
“Murphy is a natural storyteller who uses both image-rich lyrics and compelling melodies to illustrate his tale… Murphy's music, at once thought-provoking and an easy listen, graciously rides the fine folk/Americana line.”
Terri Lagerstedt, Fairfield County Weekly