Michael Martin Murphey Sets Debut
Appearance At Walnut Valley Festival
WINFIELD, Kansas — Genre-busting Artist Michael Martin Murphey, whose latest release on Rural Rhythm Records is Tall Grass & Cool Water, will make his debut appearance at the prestigious Walnut Valley Festival on Sept. 15 – 17 in Winfield, Ks. Murphey will be joined by his crackerjack band, The Rio Grande Band, featuring renowned guitarist Pat Flynn.
A 2009 Grammy nominee for “Bluegrass Album of the Year,” Murphey has been exploring the similarities between Bluegrass and American Cowboy Music with his “Buckaroo Blue Grass.”
Murphey is known for such massive hits
as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,”
“Long Line of Love,” “What’s Forever For”, “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “Cosmic Cowboy”
and more. A true iconic musician,
Murphey has ridden the top of the pop charts (with hits “What Am I Doin’ Hangin’ Round” for the Monkees, and both “Wildfire” and “Carolina In The Pines”), the top of the Country Charts and is currently the Number One best selling Singer of American Cowboy Music in the world.
His 2009 release, Buckaroo Blue Grass, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The followup, Buckaroo Blue Grass II: Riding Song, was greeted with tremendous acclaim. Tall Grass & Cool Water is the third in the series of his exploration of the similarities between Bluegrass and American Cowboy Music.
“In the past two decades, no musical artist has done more to chronicle, preserve and further the cowboy culture than Michael Martin Murphey,” wrote David McGee for BluegrassSpecial.com. “(His music) overflows with life, enough for many of us. To saddle up with Murphey is to come in closer touch with enduring truths.”