John Murry and Chuck Prophet released new records, touring together + separately (dates, streams)
Johnn Murry @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Through stories that are partly his own - the centrepiece, Little Colored Balloons, ends with Murry's overdose ('I took an ambulance ride - they said I should've died, right there on 16th and Mission') - Murry invests the South with a necromantic realism, where decay is the one constant, but he somehow avoids self-pity or lachrymosity. I don't expect to hear a better album this year.
You can stream The Graceless Age in full below. Murry also just released the Califorlornia EP which features a couple collaborations with onetime Green on Red singer Chuck Prophet. Stream two tracks from the EP below too.
John Murry and Chuck Prophet are currently on tour together and will stop in NYC next week for a show at The Bell House on November 21. Bobby Bare, Jr. is on the bill too and tickets are still available. Before that, John Murry will play an intimate show in Hi-Fi Bar's back room on November 17. The show is technically free but donations are suggested.
As for Prophet, he recently released Night Surfer via Yep Roc. You can check out the video for single "Ford Econoline" along with the list of dates and those other streams, below...
John Murry / Chuck Prophet- 2014 Tour Dates
11/13: Columbus, OH @ Grand Valley Dale Ballroom
11/14: Hunington, WV @ V Club
11/15: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
11/16: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
11/17: New York, NY @ Hi-Fi Bar (JOHN MURRY ONLY)
11/18: Somerville, MA @ Johnny Ds
11/19: Fall River, MA @ Narrows Ceter for the Arts
11/20: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
11/22: Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (CHUCK PROPHET ONLY)