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.



Check out these links for more info:​http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/openletter/
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/ 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/binational_agreement_petition 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/trans-pecos_pipeline 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/concerns 
http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/timeline 
http://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/a-pipeline-in-the-sand/ 

JAMES McMURTRY'S EXTENSIVE UPCOMING WINTER TOUR WILL CRISSCROSS THROUGH EUROPE STARTING LATE JANUARY
Celebrated tunesmith plans tour stops in several major markets including
Dublin and London, Glasgow and Zurich on monthlong run packed with shows

AUSTIN, TX – James McMurtry's extensive UK winter tour launches at the Loft in Galway, Ireland on January 26 and routes throughout Europe before concluding at Cantu in scenic Como, Italy a full month later on February 27. Major markets on this action-packed run include Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; Oslo, Norway as well as Zurich, Switzerland and a week-plus tour throughout Germany with shows every day. “Time to tour, I say,” McMurtry explains. “Back before Napster and Spotify, we toured to promote record sales. Now we make records to promote tour dates.”  CLICK HERE for dates and more!


"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.
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​​​​Tue Dec 6
CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
​AUSTIN, TX
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Wed Dec 7
CONTINENTAL CLUB 
​AUSTIN, TX
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FRI DEC 9
CHICKIE WAH WAH (SOLO)
NEW ORLEANS, LA
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SAT DEC 10
MCGONIGEL'S MUCKY DUCK (SOLO)
HOUSTON, TX
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Tue Dec 13
CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
​AUSTIN, TX
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Wed Dec 14
CONTINENTAL CLUB
​AUSTIN, TX
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Tue Dec 20
CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
​AUSTIN, TX
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Wed Dec 21
CONTINENTAL CLUB
​AUSTIN, TX
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Fri Dec 23
Continental Club (Solo w Curtis McMurtry - Legends and Legacies - A Benefit for Savanah Welch)
Austin, TX

Tue Dec 27
CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY (SOLO)
​AUSTIN, TX
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Wed Dec 28
CONTINENTAL CLUB
​AUSTIN, TX
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Sat Jan 14
Lensic Theatre (Solo with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin)
Santa Fe, NM
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Thur Jan 26
The Loft, Bridge St
Galway, IE
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Fri Jan 27
Coughlans
Cork, IE
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Sat Jan 28
Cleeres
Kilkenny, IE
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Sun Jan 29
Whelans
Dublin, IE
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Mon Jan 30
Errigle Inn
Belfast, UK
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Tue Jan 31
Tunnels
Bristol, UK
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Wed Feb 1
Greystones
Shelffield, UK
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Thur Feb 2
Oran More - Celtic Connections
Glasgow, UK
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Fri Feb 3
Cluny
Newcastle, UK
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Sat Feb 4
Deaf Institute
Manchester, UK
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Sun Feb 5
The Maze
Nottingham, UK
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Mon Feb 6
Brudenell Social Club
Leeds, UK
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Tue Feb 7
Arts Centre
Norwich, UK
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Wed Feb 8
The Lexington
London, UK
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Thur Feb 9
DE Zwerver
Leffinge, BE
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Fri Feb 10
Huis Verloren
Hoorn, NL
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Sat Feb 11
Porgy & Bess
Terneuzen, NL
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Sun Feb 12
​Roots of Heaven Fest
Haarlem, NL

Tue Feb 14
Buckley's
Oslo, NO
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Wed Feb 15
Folk & Rock
Malmo, SE
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Thur Feb 16
Music Star
Norderstedt, DE
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Fri Feb 17
Steinbruch
Duisburg, DE
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Sat Feb 18
Irish Pub
Parchim, DE
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Sun Feb 19
Haus der Kultur
Waldkraiburg, DE
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Mon Feb 20
El Lokal
Zurich, CH
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Tue Feb 21
Muchen Garage
Muchen, DE
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Wed Feb 22
Wunderbar Weite Welt
​Eppstein, DE
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Thur Feb 23
Laboratorium
Stuttgart, DE
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Fri Feb 24
Folk Club
Torino, IT
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Sat Feb 25
Chiari Theatre
Brescia, IT
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Sun Feb 26
Locale Retro
Vicenza, IT
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Mon Feb 27
Cantu
Como, IT
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Wed Mar 23
Rams Head Tavern (Solo)
​Annapolis, MD

Tue Mar 28
The Birchmere (Solo w/ Tift Merritt)
Alexandria, VA
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James McMurtry


Tour

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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.​​

New Single by James McMurtry 

JUST IN TIME FOR THE ELECTION

"It's election time, but I couldn't get my head around modern politics. Perhaps history holds a lesson or two. Please forgive my odd Spanish pronunciation. I haven’t been to Spain since I was eighteen and I’ve spent most of my adult life in the border states so my Castellano may sound somewhat like a northern Sonoran with a speech impediment, but what the hell.” - James McMurtry

CLICK HERE for your FREE download of "Remembrance"

James' Two Cents:
​Despite the junior high popularity contest nature of the media circus, this election is not about personalities. It is not about whether we like or dislike a candidate, whether we are “inspired” by a candidate or not. This election is mostly about the Supreme Court. It is about how we will legally interpret our constitution for at least the next generation. People will live or die as a result of this election. Therefore,to cast a “protest vote” for a third party candidate, or any candidate, is an immoral act at this time in history. We must vote for the future we want to see, corny as that may sound, it’s no bullshit.