Upcoming Shows:

All shows are FULL BAND (unless otherwise indicated)

Contact venue for tickets

Wed Oct 15
Continental Club
Austin, TX

Tue Oct 21
Continental Club Gallery (Solo)
Austin, TX

Wed Oct 22
Continental Club
Austin, TX

Wed Oct 29
Music City Roots
Nashville, TN

Thur Oct 30
Melting Point
Athens, GA

Fri Oct 31
Workplay Theatre
Birmington, AL

Sat Nov 1
The Grey Eagle
Asheville, NC

Sun Nov 2
Mountain Stage (Charleston "Little Theatre")
Charleston, WV

Tue Nov 4
Alexandria, VA

Wed Nov 5
The Saint
Ashbury Park, NJ

Thur Nov 6
Sellersville Theatre
Sellersville, PA

Fri Nov 7
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY

Sat Nov 8
Johnny D's
Boston, MA

Sun Nov 9
Signal Kitchen
Burlington, VT

Tues Nov 11
20th Century Theatre
Cincinnati, OH

Wed Nov 12
The Rathskeller
Indianapolis, IN

Thurs Nov 13
Shank Hall
Milwaukee, WI

Fri Nov 14
Chicago, IL

Sat Nov 15
Turf Club
Minneapolis, MN

Sun Nov 16
The Sunday Roadhouse
Omaha, NE

Sat Nov 29
McGonigel's Mucky Duck (Solo)
Houston, TX

Fri Jan 23
Saxon Pub (Solo)
Austin, TX

Sat Jan 24
Main Street Crossing (Solo)
Tomball, TX

















"It's not our job to be loved, it's our job to be remembered." - James McMurtry


photo by Dan Winters

New Music From James McMurtry Due in February
Stay tuned later this month as James McMurtry unveils the first single off his highly anticipated new album. The rocking single, "How'm I Gonna Find You Now," ends a seven-year stretch between studio releases for the celebrated singer-songwriter.  Listen for it on YOUR favorite radio station. A limited edition vinyl 45 will be available exclusively on McMurtry's website and at the shows during the fall tour beginning in November. The album, Complicated Game, is slated to be released February 10, 2015.



James McMurtry New Blog
James McMurtry recently shared his thoughts in a new blog for Blurt!:

"I've been an avid reader of gun magazines since I was about nine years old. Reading about guns was one of my favorite methods of putting off homework. I can't remember when I first saw Dick Metcalf's byline, but it seems as if he's been writing for one gun magazine or another more or less forever. I didn't read much of Metcalf's writing because he tended to write about gun law, a subject in which I had little interest at a young age. When putting off sixth grade history homework assignments, one does not want to see the word "Constitution" in a gun magazine. But the byline was always there somewhere in Shooting Times or Guns and Ammo, along with those of many others, Colonel Jeff Cooper, Skeeter Skelton, Jon Sundra, familiar names that inhabited one of my favorite refuges from the world of what had to be done. My favorites, Cooper and Skelton, have passed on. Mr. Metcalf is still among the living, but his byline has vanished..."

CLICK HERE to read more.

James McMurtry Signs with Complicated Game - New Album Out in Early 2015
James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working on his first album in six years. “I’ve got a new batch of songs, organic and with no added sulfites, aged in oak for several years,” he says. “Francois Moret at Complicated Game seems to like these songs and (producer) C.C. Adcock thinks he can turn them into a record. Good times fixing to roll.”

Label head Moret agrees. “In March 2013, when C.C. Adcock told me we were going to see James McMurtry at the Continental Club in Austin, I expected to see a good show,” he says, “but what I saw left me mesmerized! I immediately knew I wanted to sign him. As a European, it is an amazing opportunity to work with one of the most talented American singer-songwriters.”

Evidence: McMurtry’s Just Us Kids (2008) and Childish Things (2005). The former earned his highest Billboard 200 chart position in nearly two decades and notched four Americana Music Award nominations. Meanwhile, Childish Things scored endless critical praise and spent six full weeks topping the Americana Music Radio chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Childish Things won the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year and “We Can’t Make It Here” was named its Song of the Year.

Of course, the forthcoming (and as-yet-untitled) record will include the literate story songs longtime enthusiasts expect. Recall high watermarks: “Childish Things,” “Choctaw Bingo,” “Levelland,” “Out Here in the Middle,” “Peter Pan” only begin the list. Just Us Kids alone includes fan favorite live staples like “Hurricane Party,” “Ruby and Carlos” and “You’d a Thought.” His finest deliver equal measures depth and breadth and pierce hearts with sharp sociopolitical commentary (“Fireline Road”).

Cassettes for the Collectors
From deep within the James McMurtry archives, a rare treasure has been found: 15 Cassettes of It Had To Happen (1998's Indie Award winner for Americana Album of the Year). Factory sealed, this rare cassette recording includes a card of authenticity (numbered and autographed) that reveals - in McMurtry's own words - the story behind the making of this award-winning album.  CLICK HERE to purchase yours today.  

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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
Austin singer-songwriter James McMurtry, a gun owner himself, weighs in on the gun controversy in his latest blog, featured in Blurt! CLICK HERE to read "More Than Just A Tall Order. "


McMurtry Limited Edition Prints
Limited edition reproductions of original acrylic on canvas hand-painting of James McMurtry
By artist (and McMurtry's drummer), Daren Hess

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.  

CLICK HERE to buy yours TODAY



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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.


CLICK HERE for James McMurtry's recent Daytrotter session.

James McMurtry's Longform Video Clips from Where'd You Hide The Body?
CLICK HERE for James McMurtry's Grammy Nominated Longform Music Video for Where'd You Hide The Body?

Candyland NOW Available On iTunes
At long last, James McMurtry's celebrated album, Candyland (featuring the iconic fan-favorite "Where's Johnny"), has come out of the vault and is available NOW on iTunes. CLICK HERE to purchase your copy today.
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