​​JAMES McMURTRY FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE COVER STORY

“25 SONGS THAT TELL US WHERE MUSIC IS GOING” 

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.

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

- Stephen King

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.​​

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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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SINGER-SONGWRITER JAMES MCMURTRY ON WHY JAMES MCMURTRY Has rescheduled HIS Summer TOUR DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - ROLLING STONE CLICK HERE TO READ

Sept 11
Old Settler's Music Fest
Lockhart, TX

Sept 12
Red Clay Music Foundry (SOLO)
Duluth, GA

Sept 13
The Purple Onion (Solo)
Saluda, NC

Sept 16
Harvester Performance Center (Solo)
Rocky Mount, VA

Sept 17
Carrboro Arts Center (solo)
Carrboro, NC

Sept 18
Robin Hixon Theatre (Solo)
Norfolk, VA

Sept 19
Avalon Theatre (Solo)
Easton, MD

Sept 20
BirchMere (Solo)
Alexandria, VA

Sept 22
Club Cafe (Solo)
Pittsburgh, PA

Sept 23
Music Box Supper Club (Solo)
Clevehand, OH

Sept 24 
20th Century Theatre (solo)
Cincinnati, OH

Sept 25
Fitzgerald's American Music Festival (Solo)
Berwyn, IL

Sept 26
Workplay Theatre (Solo)
Birmingham, AL

Sept 27
City Winery Nashville (Solo)
Nashville, TN

Sept 29
Lafayette's Music Room (Solo)
Memphis, TN

Sept 30
Whit Water Tavern (Solo)
Little Rock, AR

Oct 1
Majestic (Solo
Fort Smith, AR

Oct 2
The Blue Door (Solo)
Oklahoma City, OK


















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