IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM JAMES McMURTRY: Some one has a permit to run a gas pipeline from the Permian basin fracking field through the Big Bend Country to the Rio Grande where it will hook up with a Mexican pipeline for transport to the interior, or perhaps the Pacific where tankers can float it to one of our prospective Pacific trade partners. They say they won't take ranch land by eminent domain except as a last resort. Translation, "We'll get your land one way or another, so you better sell." Eminent Domain is supposed to only be invoked for projects which serve the common good. Some of us don't think this project is intended to serve the common good.

Word has it there are now Eminent Domain suits filed against fifty ranchers in the Big Bend region for the purpose of acquiring pipeline right of way.

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Canadian friends:

​Announcing the F***'n Eh tour with James McMurtry supported by Scott Nolan! This exciting new run launches at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg (Oct. 4) with stops in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary (two nights) before wrapping at the Geomatic Attic in Lethbridge (Oct. 15). “I'm thrilled to announce this string of western Canadian dates supporting James McMurtry,” Nolan says. “His songs are like short stories in fine detail, a truly incomparable songwriter. His portrait of the American experience is so vivid that it singlehandedly defines the genre of Americana music.”

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

- Stephen King

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.  CLICK HERE for more


James McMurtry

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.


Tue Oct 25
ContineNtal Club Gallery (Solo)
Austin, TX

Wed Oct 26
Continental Club
Austin, TX

Wed Nov 2
​The Liberty
​Roswell, NM

Thur Nov 3
Club Congress
​Tucson, AZ
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Fri Nov 4
​Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, AZ
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Sat Nov 5
Flagstaff, AZ
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Thur Nov 10
Belly Up (Solo with Anders Osborne)
Solana Beach, CA
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Fri Nov 11
Troubadour (Solo with Anders Osborne)

Los Angeles, CA
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Sat Nov 12
Great American Music Hall (Solo with Anders Osborne)
San Francisco, CA
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Sun Nov 13
Terrapin Crossroads (Solo with Anders Osborne)
San Rafael, CA
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Mon Nov 14
Humbrews/Humbolt Brews (Solo with Anders Osborne)
Arcata, CA
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Tue Nov 15
HiFi Music Hall (Solo with Anders Osborne)

Eugene, OR
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Thur Nov 17
Aladdin Theatre (Solo with Anders Osborne)
Portland, OR
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Fri Nov 18
​The Triple Door (solo with Anders Osborne)
Seattle, WA
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Sat Nov 19
The Bartlett (Solo)
​Spokane, WA
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Sat Dec 10
McGonigel's Mucky Duck (Solo)
Houston, TX
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