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 Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Mike Doughty, Slaid Cleaves, Alejandro Escovedo, Lucy Kaplansky, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Vic Chesnutt, Christine Lavin, Ray Wylie Hubbard and more.
A sampling of venue's where Dave has performed.... Living Room, NYC, Joe’s Pub, NYC, The Knitting Factory, NYC, Speakeasy, NYC, Southpaw, Brooklyn, NYUnion Hall, Brooklyn, NY, Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, New Jersey Folk Festival, New Brunswick, NJ, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ
Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX, Wildflower Music Festival, Richardson, TX, SONO Music & Arts Festival, South Norwalk, CT , No Name Coffeehouse, Boston, MA, Underground @ the Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, White Crow Conservatory, Saginaw, MI, Susquehanna Folk Festival, Havre De Grace, MD