Upcoming Shows:

All shows are FULL BAND (unless otherwise indicated)

Contact venue for tickets

Tue Apr 8
Continental Club Gallery (Solo)
Austin, TX

Wed Apr 9
Continental Club
Austin, TX

Tue Apr 15
Continental Club Gallery (Solo)
Austin, TX

Wed April 16
Continental Club
Austin, TX

Sun May 4
Guthrie Green
Tulsa, OK

Sat May 10
Cultural Activities Center (Solo)
Temple, TX

Sat May 16-17
Stateside at The Paramount Theatre (Solo)
Austin, TX

Thur May 29
The Magic Bag (w The Bottle Rockets)
Detroit, MI

Fri May 30
Rhythm & Brews
Wapakoneta , OH

Sat May 31
Kent Stage (w The Bottle Rockets)
Kent, OH

Tue Jun 3
Sportsmen's Tavern (w The Bottle Rockets)
Buffalo, NY

Wed Jun 4
Water Street Music Hall (w The Bottle Rockets)
Rochester, NY

Thur Jun 5
Swyer Theatre/ The Egg (w The Bottle Rockets)
Albany, NY

Jun 6-7
Roots on the River Festival - Hosted by James McMurtry
Bellows Falls, VT

Sun Jun 8
Infinity Hall (w The Bottle Rockets)
Norfolk CT

Tue Jun 10
Club Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA

Fri Jun 13
Majestic Theatre (w Jason Isbell)
Madison, WI

Sat Jun 14
Riverfront Pavilion
Vincennes, IN

Sun Jun 15
Columbia, MO

Tue Jun 17
George's Majestic Theatre
Fayetteville, AR

Wed Jun 18
Blue Door
Oklahoma City, OK

Thur Jun 19
Shady Grove
Austin, TX

Fri Jun 20
Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, TX

Sat Jun 21
Continental Club
Houston, TX

Thur Jul 10
Vangarde Arts
Sioux City, IA

Fri Jul 11
Fargo, ND

Sat Jul 12
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Winnipeg, MB

Sun Jul 13
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Winnipeg, MB

Fri Jul 18
Great Northern
Whitefish, MT

Sun Jul 20
Blues, Brews, and BBQ at Snowbasin Resort: Earl's Lawn and Patio
Huntsville, UT

Tue Jul 22
Boise, ID

Wed Jul 23
Whiskey Jacques
Ketchum, ID

Thur Jul 24
Music on Main Street: Victor City Park
Victor, ID

Jul 26-27
Red Ants Pants Festival
White Sulphur Springs, MT

Fri Aug 1
The Loft Music Venue
Colorado Springs, CO

Sat Aug 2
Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
Santa Fe, NM

Sat Aug 30
Blue Hill Fair
Blue Hill, ME




















"It's not our job to be loved, it's our job to be remembered." - James McMurtry


photo by Dan Winters

James McMurtry New Blog
James McMurtry recently shared his thoughts in a new blog for Blurt!:

"I've been an avid reader of gun magazines since I was about nine years old. Reading about guns was one of my favorite methods of putting off homework. I can't remember when I first saw Dick Metcalf's byline, but it seems as if he's been writing for one gun magazine or another more or less forever. I didn't read much of Metcalf's writing because he tended to write about gun law, a subject in which I had little interest at a young age. When putting off sixth grade history homework assignments, one does not want to see the word "Constitution" in a gun magazine. But the byline was always there somewhere in Shooting Times or Guns and Ammo, along with those of many others, Colonel Jeff Cooper, Skeeter Skelton, Jon Sundra, familiar names that inhabited one of my favorite refuges from the world of what had to be done. My favorites, Cooper and Skelton, have passed on. Mr. Metcalf is still among the living, but his byline has vanished..."

CLICK HERE to read more.

James McMurtry Signs with Complicated Game - New Album Out in Late 2014
James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working on his first album in six years. “I’ve got a new batch of songs, organic and with no added sulfites, aged in oak for several years,” he says. “Francois Moret at Complicated Game seems to like these songs and (producer) C.C. Adcock thinks he can turn them into a record. Good times fixing to roll.”

Label head Moret agrees. “In March 2013, when C.C. Adcock told me we were going to see James McMurtry at the Continental Club in Austin, I expected to see a good show,” he says, “but what I saw left me mesmerized! I immediately knew I wanted to sign him. As a European, it is an amazing opportunity to work with one of the most talented American singer-songwriters.”

Evidence: McMurtry’s Just Us Kids (2008) and Childish Things (2005). The former earned his highest Billboard 200 chart position in nearly two decades and notched four Americana Music Award nominations. Meanwhile, Childish Things scored endless critical praise and spent six full weeks topping the Americana Music Radio chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Childish Things won the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year and “We Can’t Make It Here” was named its Song of the Year.

Of course, the forthcoming (and as-yet-untitled) record will include the literate story songs longtime enthusiasts expect. Recall high watermarks: “Childish Things,” “Choctaw Bingo,” “Levelland,” “Out Here in the Middle,” “Peter Pan” only begin the list. Just Us Kids alone includes fan favorite live staples like “Hurricane Party,” “Ruby and Carlos” and “You’d a Thought.” His finest deliver equal measures depth and breadth and pierce hearts with sharp sociopolitical commentary (“Fireline Road”).

Cassettes for the Collectors
From deep within the James McMurtry archives, a rare treasure has been found: 15 Cassettes of It Had To Happen (1998's Indie Award winner for Americana Album of the Year). Factory sealed, this rare cassette recording includes a card of authenticity (numbered and autographed) that reveals - in McMurtry's own words - the story behind the making of this award-winning album.  CLICK HERE to purchase yours today.  

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James McMurtry Interviews Guy Clark
Grab your copy of the May/June edition of Lone Star Music Magazine (available later this month) to read the incredible Q&A James McMurtry conducted with friend and hero, Guy Clark (whose upcoming release, My Favorite Picture of You, will be in stores July 23rd).  Now, for a limited time, receive a discounted rate for a YEAR's subscription of Lone Star Music Magazine (featuring the best of the best in Americana and Red Dirt music).  CLICK HERE to subscribe now. 

James McMurtry is gearing up to go into the studio soon to start recording his upcoming record (scheduled for release in 2014).  Get a sneak-peek of his brand new material at a show near you!

James McMurtry Speaks Out On Gun Controversy
Austin singer-songwriter James McMurtry, a gun owner himself, weighs in on the gun controversy in his latest blog, featured in Blurt! CLICK HERE to read "More Than Just A Tall Order. "


McMurtry Limited Edition Prints
Limited edition reproductions of original acrylic on canvas hand-painting of James McMurtry
By artist (and McMurtry's drummer), Daren Hess

This fine reproduction on textured William Turner paper captures the light and essence of the original painting of James McMurtry by artist (and drummer) Daren Hess. Each 16 X 20 print is numbered, and autographed by both Hess and McMurtry. The very first in Hess' "From the Road" series,Hess painted the original work in the hotel rooms, greenrooms, and back rooms of McMurtry's 2012 tour of the Southeast (which included the Cayamo Cruise and performances in Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas).  

Remarkably, this painting marks the first time in almost 30 years that Daren Hess has put brush to canvas.  Having performed in the McMurtry band for over 14 years, it's no surprise that Hess truly captures the poignant and ever expressive singer-songwriter.  

CLICK HERE to buy yours TODAY



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Continental Club Residency
When he is not on the road, you can catch James McMurtry in Austin for his regular solo/acoustic show at the Continental Club Gallery every Tuesday. And the James McMurtry Band can be found each Wednesday performing their renowned regular midnight set at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas.


CLICK HERE for James McMurtry's recent Daytrotter session.

James McMurtry's Longform Video Clips from Where'd You Hide The Body?
CLICK HERE for James McMurtry's Grammy Nominated Longform Music Video for Where'd You Hide The Body?

Candyland NOW Available On iTunes
At long last, James McMurtry's celebrated album, Candyland (featuring the iconic fan-favorite "Where's Johnny"), has come out of the vault and is available NOW on iTunes. CLICK HERE to purchase your copy today.
Rave Reviews of
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