Irish born session musician turned country troubador Richard Murray has finally poured years of board-treading experience into his own solo career.
In 2008 he released his debut album 'Desert Wind'
"This album is a good surprise, unique in its versatility and scope yet deceptivly simple and accessible. The album interchanges stark acoustic ballads with Bluegrass and upbeat country rock with primo musicianship and soul as a common thread"
"What you get is a very appealing mix of Country (with occasional subtle bluegrass touches and light Tex-Mex flair), sparsely accompanied recitals (generally supported by acoustic guitar), slightly rootsy Singer/Songwriter material (with occasional Story Teller ambitions), but also a few unexpected rockier songs thrown in - and all supported by beautiful melodies."
"The man appears not only to have been blessed with a formidable set of vocal chords, but also with an incredible instinct for melody and captivating lyrics. From ballads like "Enlighten Me", "Blueberry Wine" and "Down in This Town"; the almost 7 minute epic "Burning Silver"; the summery "Forgive Me Sera" with it's border-romance Americana infused lyrics; animated county-rockers like "I'll Never Learn", "Valley of the Unforgiven", "DT's Roadhouse Shake"; to the enthusiastic yet flamboyant romping bluegrass of "Thinking of Cristina"; these songs quickly become real stayers, and songs that you will gladly make some space on your iPod for. Songs you will keep wanting to hear!"
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