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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Artists We Play: James McMurtry

We've been huge fans of James McMurtry since first hearing his debut album, "Too Long in the Wasteland," in 1989. It was like picking up a book of short stories, filled with simple tales about complicated characters.

The music is great, but it was the lyrics that grabbed us. And when we heard this verse--
I'm not from here, but people tell me
it's not like it used to be.
They say I shoulda been here
back about ten years
before it got ruined by folks like me.
--well, we were completely hooked.

And so, James McMurtry is well represented in the music library at Birch Street Radio. In fact, we have to put a cap on how many times he appears in a day's playlist!

His most recent album, 2015's "Complicated Game," was called a "New Americana Masterpiece" by Rolling Stone.

We hope you enjoy hearing him in the Marvelous Mix on Birch Street Radio. When he starts to sing - be sure to listen to the words!

James McMurtry's official site

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