James McMurtry - The Governor – BluesMen Channel
 
 
James McMurtry - The Governor – BluesMen Channel
 

Subscribe to update

Add News


James McMurtry - The Governor

James McMurtry - The Governor

McMurtry spent the first seven years of his boyhood in Ft. Worth but was raised mostly in Leesburg, Virginia. He attended the Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Virginia. He began performing in his teens, writing bits and pieces. He started performing his own songs at a downtown beer garden while studying English and Spanish at the University of Arizona in Tucson. After traveling to Alaska and playing a few gigs, he returned to Texas and his father's "little bitty ranch house crammed with 10,000 books". After a time, he left for San Antonio, where he worked as a house painter, actor, bartender, and sometimes singer, performing at writer's nights and open mics.

In 1987 McMurtry's career entered an upswing. A friend in San Antonio suggested McMurtry enter the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk songwriter contest; he became one of six winners that year. Also around this time John Mellencamp was starring in a film based on a script by McMurtry's father, which gave McMurtry the opportunity to get a demo tape to Mellencamp. Mellencamp subsequently served as co-producer on McMurtry's 1989 debut album, Too Long in the Wasteland. McMurtry also appeared on the soundtrack of the film Falling from Grace, working with Mellencamp, John Prine, Joe Ely, and Dwight Yoakam in a "supergroup" called Buzzin' Cousins.

McMurtry released follow-up albums Candyland (1992) and Where'd You Hide the Body (1995). Walk Between the Raindrops followed in 1998 and 2002 brought St. Mary of the Woods. In April 2004, McMurtry released a tour album called Live In Aught-Three. "Choctaw Bingo," one of McMurtry's most popular songs, is featured on both St. Mary of the Woods and Live in Aught-Three

 

 
Rating:   5.0

Voted 1 People

  Comments: 0 | Views: 89 | Date: 21.08.2019 | Tags: McMurtry, Governor, James

Add News

 

Home - Community and News

More about the Community

 

avatar
 

 

James McMurtry - The Governor


James McMurtry - The Governor – BluesMen Channel

BluesMen Channel

James McMurtry - The Governor – BluesMen Channel

James McMurtry - The Governor / – BluesMen Channel

James McMurtry - The Governor – BluesMen Channel

James McMurtry - The Governor – BluesMen Channel
New York

United States

BluesMen Channel
James McMurtry - The Governor : BluesMen Channel