Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson
James McMurtry: There are about three people around whom I get starstruck, and Willie Nelson is one of them. I first saw him play in Wichita Falls sometime in the 1970s. I was just fifteen or sixteen. And when he came out on stage, there was no big announcement. He just kind of snuck out from behind one of the speaker columns and started playing. I learned from that. That's the way I come out on stage today.
James McMurtry Interviews Guy Clark
Grab your copy of the May/June edition of Lone Star Music Magazine (available later this month) to read the incredible Q&A James McMurtry conducted with friend and hero, Guy Clark (whose upcoming release, My Favorite Picture of You, will be in stores July 23rd). Now, for a limited time, receive a discounted rate for a YEAR's subscription of Lone Star Music Magazine (featuring the best of the best in Americana and Red Dirt music). CLICK HERE to subscribe now.
James McMurtry is gearing up to go into the studio soon to start recording his upcoming record (scheduled for release in 2014). Get a sneak-peek of his brand new material at a show near you!
James McMurtry Speaks Out On Gun Controversy
James McMurtry - Man of Letters
This fine reproduction on textured William Turner paper captures the light and essence of the original painting of James McMurtry by artist (and drummer) Daren Hess. Each 16 X 20 print is numbered, and autographed by both Hess and McMurtry. The very first in Hess' "From the Road" series,Hess painted the original work in the hotel rooms, greenrooms, and back rooms of McMurtry's 2012 tour of the Southeast (which included the Cayamo Cruise and performances in Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas).
Remarkably, this painting marks the first time in almost 30 years that Daren Hess has put brush to canvas. Having performed in the McMurtry band for over 14 years, it's no surprise that Hess truly captures the poignant and ever expressive singer-songwriter.
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JAMES McMURTRY RELEASES NEW VERSION OF ACCLAIMED "WE CAN'T MAKE IT HERE" FEATURING JOAN BAEZ AND STEVE EARLE
James McMurtry Featured on CNN
JAMES McMURTRY OFFERS FREE MP3 IN SUPPORT OF OCCUPY MOVEMENT
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James McMurtry in Garden and Gun
"When I step off the twin-prop plane in Wichita Falls, Texas, and into the late-day heat of spring, wind blasting forty miles an hour, the first thing I hear, literally, is a loud and live rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by what sounds like a marching band. Wichita Falls is home to Sheppard Air Force Base, one of the busiest airfields in the U.S. Air Force. The band is practicing, is all—it’s no special occasion—but then the Warthogs go screaming past, and James McMurtry drives up in his old Ranger pickup, his wild Jesus hair silhouetted by the westering sun, and I get it instantly. This isn’t just something he sings about—the heartland, rural values, hard choices, wars, politics—it’s his world, his milieu."
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James McMurtry's Longform Video Clips from Where'd You Hide The Body?
Candyland NOW Available On iTunes
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