Water Under the Bridge

by Chris Murphy

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Original Jazz, Blues, and Swing Violin Music by Chris Murphy.

"Chris Murphy's WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE album feels like a Jarmusch film set in the 1930s in Kansas City, when clubs like the Chocolate Bar and Dante's Inferno were sweating until sunrise to the sounds of Count Basie and Benny Moten. Tracks like "I Swear I'm Gonna Learn This Time" and "Benzedrine Shuffle" evoke an era when hobos and heavies rubbed shoulders, musicians 'cut heads," and dancing limbs - and more than a few fists - flew fast and furious to exciting musical hybrids born from the new American crossroads.

Murphy's boxcar vision doesn't overstay its welcome in KC; he jumps the tracks in New Orleans and Biloxi, to, suggesting the fiddle-fied blues of Papa John Creach and Mississippi Shieks. Indeed, this ambitious 14-song collection takes a decidedy post-modern approach to pre-war music, culling as much from Basie proto-bop as the swinging of Stuff Smith, Joe Venuti and Stephane Grappelli, while tipping its hat to New Swing stalwarts like the Squirrel Nut Zippers and roots revivalists like the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Water Under the Bridge makes an inviting, even invigorating, splash."

-James Rotundi, Brooklyn, NY.

credits

released December 6, 2017

Chris Murphy -violin, mandolin, guitar, percussion, vocals
Nate LaPointe - guitar
Tom Moose - mandolin, guitar, banjo
DJ Bonebrake - drums
Ted Russell Kamp - bass
Olivia Brownlee backing vocals on tracks 3, 5, 13
Jamieson Trotter - piano
Danny Frankel - drums, percussion on tracks 3, 5, 8
Tim Emmons - bass on tracks 3, 5, 8
Michael Abrahams - guitar on tracks 3, 5, 8
Benedikt Brydern - violin on track 1
Bill Markus - bass on tracks 6,11,12
Marty Riffkin - dobro on track 10
Adam Gust - drums on tracks 10, 13

Produced by Chris Murphy and Joshua "Cartier" Cutsinger
Recorded and mixed by Joshua "Cartier" Cutsinger at Hayloft Studios, Los Angeles, CA

© 2017 Chris Murphy (ASCAP)
© ℗ 2017 Chris Murphy Music (ASCAP)

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Teahouse Records Los Angeles, California

Violinist/singer-songwriter Chris Murphy and The Teahouse Music Company are thrilled to present Teahouse Records!

Teahouse Records puts out albums in numerous genres including folk, bluegrass, country, experimental string music, and more!

To contact Teahouse Records email: info@teahouseco.com or to contact
Chris Murphy directly email: chrismurphyviolin@mac.com
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