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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.​​


"The simple fact is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation."

- Stephen King

Two Million


The Power of the Front Man
​​Whatever the front man says or does gives license to those in the crowd. A certain band used to play at the Continental Club in Austin, where my band and I regularly play when we’re home. When they played, a woman danced naked, or very nearly naked, behind a screen on which a light threw her shadow to the full view of the audience. Some of the staff that worked those shows are still working at the club. They tell me that during those shows some of the men in the audience became unusually and uncomfortably aggressive toward the women in the audience. I thought that was terrible.
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This pandemic would be a trial under any president. I fear it’s more of a trial under no president. No one is truly presiding over our government at this time... 



AUSTIN, Texas — The New York Times Magazine’s cover story “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going” (Sunday, March 12) prominently features a four-page spread focusing on James McMurtry’s “Copper Canteen,” from his 2015 release Complicated Game. The author points directly to the song’s frequently quoted opening line as a representative passage in McMurtry's work: “Honey, don’t you be yelling at me while I’m cleaning my gun.” “Though that line about the gun got a big laugh when McMurtry played it in Dallas,” Ruth Graham writes, “I still don’t know whether to hear it as a joke or a threat, and McMurtry has never been one to offer the easy comfort of a straight answer.” CLICK HERE for more.

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Girls Who Do Boys Who Do Girls - Online Edition 3/31/2020. James will do a song he wrote from a Rosie Flores and John Prine idea they were tossing around:

Singer-songwriter James McMurtry on why James McMurtry is halting his tour during the coronavirus pandemic - Rolling Stone CLICK HERE to read

​​​March 18 thru April 4 shows are postponed due to COVID-19 

16 Apr
Old Settler's Festival
​Lockhart, TX

​21 May
Coffee House Live at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
​Houston, TX

6 June
Kerrville Folk Festival
​KerRville, TX

26 June
The Heights 
Houston, TX

27 June
Kessler Theatre
​Dallas, TX