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NEWS: OPINION

James McMurtry On State of Texas, State Of The Music Business Plus The Digital Tip Jar [INTERVIEW]

James McMurtry On State of Texas, State Of The Music Business Plus The Digital Tip Jar [INTERVIEW]

In this interview Brad Auerbach speaking with singer-songwriter and proud Austin resident James McMurtry about the rapid evolution of the music industry, and his thoughts on digital “tip jar" and artistic philanthropy in general. Guest post by Brad Auerbach on Forbes James McMurtry is one of America’s songwriting treasures. Too often just out of the mainstream spotlight, he is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

James McMurtry Albums Reissued: 'Childish Things' & 'Aught-Three'

James McMurtry Albums Reissued: 'Childish Things' & 'Aught-Three'

Live album that marked McMurtry's re-emergence also to be released on vinyl for first time. The singer-songwriter will perform solo and also co-headline dates with the Bottle Rockets in 2011. NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Childish Things and Live in Aught-Three, two of singer-songwriter James McMurtry's most popular albums, will be reissued by Lightning Rod Records on February 1, 2011. Live in Aught-Three has been remastered ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Raul Malo in Philly July 31 Previewing Forthcoming CD

Raul Malo in Philly July 31 Previewing Forthcoming CD

Raul Malo to Perform Saturday, July 31 at the Sellersville Theater to Preview Upcoming CD Self-produced in his home studio, Sinners & Saints is the most intimate, honest and complex album Raul Malo has made in an already distinguished career. One hears in it a lifetime's journey, from the singer-songwriter's youth in Cuban neighborhoods of Miami through ...

NEWS: RECORDING

James McMurtry "Live in Europe" CD/DVD with Ian McLagan and Jon Dee Graham Readied for Oct. 13

James McMurtry "Live in Europe" CD/DVD with Ian McLagan and Jon Dee Graham Readied for Oct. 13

Album cements McMurtry’s ability to make great live albums as augured by 2004’s Live in Aught-Three. Live in Europe available as CD/DVD set and collectors’ edition vinyl LP/DVD set.

AUSTIN, Texas — James McMurtry’s recent studio albums, 2005’s Childish Things and 2008’s Just Us Kids, earned him formidable accolades. The Village Voice called him “a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

James McMurtry Melds Literature and Lyrics

The singer-songwriter plays the Troubadour on Tuesday and says his music has always been character-driven.

For a long time, James McMurtry was skeptical of the whole notion that songs could be described as literary. He figured it was just a label that journalists stuck on him because his father was the novelist Larry McMurtry, author of ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

James McMurtry Sweeps Nominations

James McMurtry Sweeps Nominations

McMurtry's breakthrough album, Just Us Kids, spent six weeks at #1 in Radio & Records and appeared on four charts in Billboard.

In tonight's announcement of nominees for the 2008 Americana Honors & Awards, James McMurtry was nominated in three categories: “Best Artist," “Best Album" and “Best Song." The album is his current CD, Just ...

NEWS: RECORDING

James McMurtry Announces Tour Behind New Album, 'Just Us Kids'

James McMurtry Announces Tour Behind New Album, 'Just Us Kids'

AUSTIN, Texas - Singer/songwriter James McMurtry and his band will embark on a national tour to support his new album, Just Us Kids, on Lightning Rod Records. “We tour so we can make albums. We make albums so we can tour," said McMurtry. He backs up that statement with a 27-city tour beginning on the April ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New James McMurtry Album on April 15, 2008, "Just Us Kids"

New James McMurtry Album on April 15, 2008, "Just Us Kids"

Singer/songwriter makes a strong political statement on 'Just Us Kids' ...Joining McMurtry are the Heartless Bastards plus Jon Dee Graham, Ian McLagan and Timbuk3's Pat MacDonald

AUSTIN, Texas -- Lightning Rod Records will release singer/songwriter James McMurtry's new CD, titled Just Us Kids, on April 15, 2008. McMurtry's ninth album, which features 12 new songs, is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

James McMurtry: Saint Mary Of The Woods

Read "Saint Mary Of The Woods" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Texas singer/songwriter James McMurtry imparts a high degree of literary insight to (perhaps inadvertently) parallel his famous dad, novelist Larry McMurtry. In any event, the vocalist’s penchant for intertwining his wry wit with cleverly articulated, Southern fried lyricism provides a distinct edge throughout. One component of the artist’s appeal resides within his understated delivery amid his ...