Richard Murray

Richard Murray

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Country - Alternative | Belfast, United Kingdom
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Borealis

2013

All songs written by Richard Murray
The Pickers:
Richard Murray: Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bouzouki, Harmonica
Nicky...

Desert Wind

2007

"Irish-born singer/songwriter Richard Murray has, after years of working with almost every species of band and artist around, finally released his...

Borealis

2013

Country - Alternative

All songs written by Richard Murray The Pickers: Richard Murray: Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bouzouki, Harmonica Nicky Scott: Electric & Upright Bass Aide Mcilduff: Drums Leanne Doherty: Vocals Jeffery McCook: Pedal Steel, Vocals Engineered by Frankie McClay @ Einstein Studios, Antrim, N. Ireland Mixed & Mastered by Frankie McClay Produced by Richard Murray Cover Art: Free Dantes Artist Photography: Michelle Akester Package Design: Richard Murray Special thanks to: Mum, Dad, Jeni, Mick, Pete and families Michelle Akester x Frankie and all contributing musicians Rick and Emily O'Neill IMC Custom Guitars Review: This one almost slipped through on me, folks! I sure am glad I found it. The new release from Irish-born Richard Murray, "Borealis," is some of the finest alt-country folk acoustic rock I've heard this year. Murray stands out as a lyricist, with amazingly poetic prose. The songs on "Borealis" range from dance-able old-timey influenced rags to ballads to stratocaster fueled blues rock, and every one tells a story that's more than fun to listen to. "Ghost In The Machine " and "On Carey Street" are good examples of the kind of dichotomy in the styles, but some how they seem to fit on the same record (perhaps that's due to his mention of Tennessee, I could be biased). As you get on into this record you get the point of the title, as it's almost a journey around the western musical world. Island sounds and desert dry guitars and rainy mandolins with each tune you can feel a regional style as if Murray has traveled the country writing his songs as he moves from town to town. Rag and Bone is one of my favorites on the album, I that intro really does it and the mountain dulcimer solo is awesome! Continuing his journey through Americana, Heartland Rock, Alternative Country and Folk-Rock sounds, on "Borealis" Richard Murray not only confirms his predestination as an exceptional music artist, but he goes way above. Few, an

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