"Joe McMurrian is a blues
“Joe McMurrian is a blues & Roots performer and songwriter like no other. His recordings & performances are a revelation as he effortlessly creates modern interpretations of old Blues masters, his own amazing songs and stories or improvisational musical journeys. It’s like watching a Robert Johnson or Son House of old if they had been influenced by everything that came after them. He is the future of Blues and Roots music.
He is a Finger style/slide guitar master and amazingly soulful singer. His ability to freeform in the moment to create constant new renditions of traditional songs and original material set’s him far apart from others. He blends flavors of old country Blues, Folk, Hill music, Jazz and Rock all together into a true American gumbo.
JC Has toured with or shared the stage with legends such as Buddy Guy, Honey Boy Edwards, Jack Owens, Louisiana Red, R.L Burnside, Johnny Winter, John Mayhall, Roy Rodgers, George Thorogood, Jack Owens, Derek Trucks, Leo Bud Welch, Robert Cray, Roy Rodgers, Keb Mo, Eddie Kirkland, Robyn Trower, John McEuen , Charlie Musslewhite, Canned Heat, Robert Earl Keen, Sonny Landreth, Shameka Copeland, Paul Geramia and even members of Metalica once back in 1987!.”
“Genre-defying, Handy-nominated explorer of Americana, Blues, and any other roots music style that strikes his fancy. A distinctly contemporary songwriting voice filtering the emotion of Hank Williams Sr. through the attitude of Tom Waits.”
(Friday) 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Governor's Cup Coffee Roasters
471 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301
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