MICHAEL CULLEN MURPHY
ALL CHANGE AT THE FIVE AND DIME
BLUE MATTER RECORDS. LOBE 005
The fifth release on Blue Matter is a debut album from a guy whose performance and writing would easily give the impression that he is a seasoned campaigner. The confidence and the musicality are of a standard one rarely hears.
Michael Cullen Murphy was born and raised in Nashville and moved to the UK when he was nine. His father was friends with many notable musicians and since childhood he has been dabbling in folk and country. Despite this, Mike is better known as a reggae specialist, which is why we were so amazed when he played us the almost completed album.
Not only does Mike have a rich singing voice, but his songs have an impressive depth and maturity.
If one had to put some kind of label on the music contained within this record it would probably contain the words ‘Americana’ and ‘Folk’ but that doesn’t tell the whole story. There are touches of classic singer/songwriter & psychedelia too.
Suffice to say, you need to give it a listen and decide for yourself.
Blue Matter are really proud to be able to release this fabulous album, Michael Cullen Murphy certainly has all the necessary credentials to make his mark.
It’s been a long road, but well worth the journey.