Chris Murphy “Hard Bargain : Live/Solo” (Teahouse Records, 2017)

Americana UK featured Chris Murphy’s video of the title song from this album a while back and if you liked the video then you’ll love this album. Raised in Hudson Valley, New York, a place with a rich musical tradition, Murphy is an accomplished fiddler who draws inspiration from various sources – bluegrass, swing, folk and jazz along with world music. He cites musical magpies such as Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson and David Lindley as his heroes and on this album, recorded live and featuring just him, his fiddle, voice and foot stomps, he roams throughout a stirring set of raw energy and unbridled fun. Continue reading “Chris Murphy “Hard Bargain : Live/Solo” (Teahouse Records, 2017)”