LIVE Album/DVD Set For October 13 Release
On October 13, 2009, Lightning Rod Records will release Live in Europe, a document of McMurtry’s first European tour, on which he was joined by keyboardist Ian McLagan and fellow Texas songwriting legend Jon Dee Graham. The set will be available as a CD with a bonus DVD, or as a deluxe vinyl LP package with a CD and DVD insert.
In early 2009, James McMurtry and his trio traveled overseas to play their first European tour. The guys played for enthusiastic crowds in Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and Belgium. Joining the band on keyboards for the tour was the legendary Ian McLagan (who also played on McMurtry’s latest studio album, Just Us Kids).
The best recordings from the Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Geislingen, Germany concerts were combined to create Live in Europe. The album includes a bonus DVD featuring performances from the Amsterdam show. This marks the first time fans will be able to purchase video footage of McMurtry live in concert. The deluxe vinyl version includes inserted copies of the CD and DVD. Fellow Austin-based songwriter Jon Dee Graham opened the shows and joins the band on a version of his tune “Laredo” on the bonus DVD.
McMurtry is a favorite around the world whose songs have appeared on the iPods of Stephen King, Matthew McConaughey, George W. Bush, and most recently, Jewel.
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Check Out the Recent Interview with James on Wyoming Public Radio
McMurtry Featured on
James McMurtry is featured on "Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney" (in stores now). A founding member of the Hacienda Brothers, Gaffney passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. McMurtry recorded Gaffney's "Fight (Tonight's the Night). Other artists on this amazing tribute include Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, John Doe, Joe Ely, and of course, Dave Alvin. CLICK HERE for more info. Click to LISTEN and DOWNLOAD songs from Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney.
James McMurtry and The Heartless Bastards have announced their second European tour. Watch this space for more info and possibly more dates. Here are the dates that have already been confirmed.
10/3 Groningen, NL, Take Root Festival
10/4 Antwerp, Belgium, Arenberg Schouwburg
10/5 London, UK, The Borderline UPDATED
10/6 Nottingham, UK, Rescue Rooms
10/7 Bristol, UK, Fiddlers
10/8 Buckingham, UK, Old Town Hall UPDATED
10/ 9 Manchester, UK, Club Academy NEW!
10/10 York, UK, Duchess of York
10/11 Newcastle, UK, The Cluny
10/12 Edinburgh, Scotland, Bongo Club NEW!
10/13 Belfast, Northern Ireland, Errigle Inn
10/14 Kilkenny, Ireland, Langtons Theatre NEW!
10/15 Dublin, Ireland, Whelan's
JAMES McMURTRY PERFORMED SOLO ACOUSTIC SET AT pat mAcdonald's STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST ON JUNE 13TH IN STURGEON BAY, WI
I'm sorry to say that the archived podcast of James McMurtry and The Heartless Bastards' live concert at the Paradiso in Amsterdam is no longer available. Sadly, fabchannel.com has shut down operations permanently. For more information, click here.
However, the concert MAY be released on DVD in the near future, and parts of the performance are to be included in the new live album, to be released in Fall 2009. Watch this site for more info.
James McMurtry was nominated for BEST ALBUM (Just Us Kids), and BEST SONGWRITER for the Lone Star Music Awards, which were held Sunday, March 29th. Congratulations to the winners!
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JAMES McMURTRY AND BAND TO TOUR EUROPE
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Jon Dee Graham and Ian McLagan set to join McMurtry on inaugural trip
In 2009, James McMurtry and his band will tour Europe for the first time. McMurtry is touring in support of his new album, Just Us Kids, which has received "Best of the Year" accolades from publications such as The Washington Post, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Legendary musician, Ian McLagan (Faces), will join McMurtry's band on keyboards for the tour. Austin singer/songwriter, Jon Dee Graham, will open most of the dates. Both McLagan and Graham appear on Just Us Kids.
1/16 Nuremburg, DE K4
1/17 Lauchhammer, DE Real Music Club
1/18 Berlin, DE Cafe Zapata
1/20 Hamburg, DE Knust
1/21 Leipzig, DE Nato
1/22 Heilbronn, DE Red River Saloon
1/23 Eppstein, DE Wunderbar Weite Welt
1/24 Geislingen/Steige, DE Rätsche
1/25 Zürich, CH El Lokal
1/27 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
1/28 Den Haag, NL Paard van Troje
1/29 Den Bosch, NL W2
1/30 Diksmuide, BE Club 4AD
1/31 Bristol, UK Polish Club
2/01 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor (Celtic Connections Festival) *
2/02 Belfast, IE Errigle Inn
2/03 Dublin, IE Whelan's
2/04 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
2/05 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
2/06 Nottingham, UK The Maze
2/07 London, UK Luminaire
2/08 London, UK Luminaire
Live Version of
"We Can't Make It Here" Available for Download
James McMurtry appears on The DOT Show
David Holmes and Michael Wilson host a democratic podcast straight from Austin, Texas, and James McMurtry appears on the latest episode. Listen to The DOT Show.