I've already bored some of you with tales of how much I admire Alex McMurray. I figured it was time to inflict my views on all the rest of you. He is a guitar virtuoso, a passable singer, a songwriting genius, and a damn funny guy. A number of people in New Orleans know that already, as do a few more scattered throughout the world.
Part of me wants the whole world to find out about him, but then I'd never get to hear his free, early Saturday sets at Siberia. Or his free Tuesday night gigs at Yuki. I'd really miss those. And don't worry, even if there's no cover, I always tip big.
So, I hope you like him. Maybe even enough to buy a cd from his website. www. alexmcmurray.com
But don't make him world-famous just yet, okay?
His first solo album, "Banjaxed", has this song on it. I like it a lot.
This is really lovely music, longinglook. I can see why you are hesitant to keep Alex to yourself. I actually like his voice quite a bit; it fits the song's subjects and adds a worldy weariness; ala Tom Waits.
I'll enjoy his music and maybe even buy a CD but I'll keep it to myself.