Radio host John Platt of WFUV (NYC) described the 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; “well John, it’s because I like milk.” Funny guy that Dave Murphy.
"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)
“Murphy is a natural storyteller who uses both image-rich lyrics and compelling melodies to illustrate his tale… at once thought-provoking and an easy listen -- graciously rides the fine folk/Americana line.”
Terri Lagerstedt, Fairfield County Weekly (Bridgeport, CT)
Dave has shared the stage with... Steve Forbert, Slaid Cleaves, Alejandro Escovedo, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Freedy Johnston, Suzanne Vega Continental Drifters, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Vic Chesnutt, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Mike Doughty, Jim Carroll and more.
A sampling of venue's where Dave has performed.... Living Room, NYC, Joe’s Pub, NYC, The Knitting Factory, NYC, Speakeasy, NYC, Postcrypt Cafe @ Columbia University, NYC, Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY, Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY, Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Folk Festival, New Brunswick, NJ...
Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX, Wildflower Music Festival, Richardson, TX, SONO Music Festival, South Norwalk, CT , No Name Coffeehouse, Boston, MA, Underground @ the Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, White Crow Conservatory, Saginaw, MI, Susquehanna Folk Fest., Havre De Grace, MD
Audio Junkies Podcast
Check out Part I & II of the Dave Murphy- Audio Junkies Podcast/Interview recorded on on a recent trip to Toronto. A bunch of us were sitting around a table before a gig. Fun banter and some live tunes.