Legendary Michael Martin Murphey Will Anchor Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Summer Series in July
ALAMOSA, Colorado — Legendary Hitmaker Michael Martin Murphey returns to the beautiful Colorado Rockies as the anchor artist on The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Summer Concert Series in July. Murphey has been the flagship artist of the series for the past five years.
Departing from Alamosa and LaVeta, Colorado, the Rio Grande
Scenic Railroad snakes through the foothills and canyons through
some of the most incredible mountain views in the world to a one-of-a-kind amphitheater high atop LaVeta Pass where Murphey and
The Rio Grande Band (featuring Pat Flynn) perform many of his
biggest hits.(Murphey will be headlining the series on the weekends
of July 15 – 17, 22 – 24 and September 10 – 11.
Tickets can be purchased at 877-726-RAIL or online at www.coloradotrain.com.)
“Watching Michael Martin Murphey find his stride in this uniquely remote mountain amphitheater 50 miles east of Alamosa, it’s clear that he’s at home in the American West,” wrote Ricardo Baca for The Denver Post. “The platinum-selling singer-songwriter speaks casually with a peppered drawl, and his boots, blue jeans, vest and cowboy hat are accented by bold additions that have become Murphey trademarks — a bright red button-up shirt and a deep purple scarf. (The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s Summer Concert Series) is one of the most singular live-music experiences in the state — and that’s saying something given concert-crazy Colorado’s passion for live music.”
A true genre-busting artist, Murphey is celebrating the release of his new Tall Grass and Cool Water CD (Rural Rhythm Records, in stores June 28).
Since his debut on the music scene – writing The Monkees’ “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round – Murphey has proven the perennial hitmaker, topping the pop charts with his huge hits “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” repeating the feat on the country charts with songs like “What’s Forever For,” “A Long Line of Love”, “What She Wants,” and “I’m Gonna Miss You Girl.” Over the course of his career, he has earned six gold albums. His Cowboy Songs, featuring the hit “Cowboy Logic” surprised critics reaching platinum status, the first album of American Cowboy music to hit that mark since the late Marty Robbins. His 2009 release, Buckaroo Blue Grass, earned him a Grammy nomination for “Best Bluegrass Album.”