"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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New Single by James McMurtry 


"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

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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.

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.​​

Wed Feb 22
Wunderbar Weite Welt
​Eppstein, DE
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Thur Feb 23
Stuttgart, DE
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Fri Feb 24
Folk Club
Torino, IT
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Sat Feb 25
Chiari Theatre
Brescia, IT

Sun Feb 26
Vicenza, IT

Mon Feb 27
Como, IT
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Fri Mar 3
​Dan's Silverleaf
Denton, TX
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Sat Mar 4
Helotes, TX
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Sat Mar 11
The Heights (Solo)
Houston, TX
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Fri Mar 24
Millennium Center (Solo)
Winston Salem, NC

​Sat Mar 25
​Clementine Cafe (solo)
​Harrisonburg, VA
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Mon Mar 27
​Tin Pan (Solo)
Richmond, VA
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Tue Mar 28
The Birchmere (Solo w/ Tift Merritt)
Alexandria, VA
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Wed Mar 29
​Roy's Hall (Solo)
Blairstown, NJ

Thur Mar 30
Infinity Hall (SOlo)
​NOrfOlk, CT

Fri Mar 31
World Cafe Live (Solo)
Philadelphia, PA
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Sat Apr 1
Elk Creek Cafe (Solo)
​Millheim, PA

Sun Apr 2
City Winery (Solo)
​New York, NY
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Tue Apr 4
Signal Kitchen (Solo)
Burlington, VT

Wed Apr 5
Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
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Thur Apr 6
Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
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Sun Apr 9
Northridge Country Club
​Texarkana, TX

​Fri Jul 28
​Big Sky PBR Rodeo at Town Center Park
Big Sky, MT
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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!

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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