Beginning October 31st, every Sunday he's not on the road, be sure to catch James McMurtry's intimate solo set (8-10pm) at the Continental Club Gallery in Austin, TX.
"When I step off the twin-prop plane in Wichita Falls, Texas, and into the late-day heat of spring, wind blasting forty miles an hour, the first thing I hear, literally, is a loud and live rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by what sounds like a marching band. Wichita Falls is home to Sheppard Air Force Base, one of the busiest airfields in the U.S. Air Force. The band is practicing, is all—it’s no special occasion—but then the Warthogs go screaming past, and James McMurtry drives up in his old Ranger pickup, his wild Jesus hair silhouetted by the westering sun, and I get it instantly. This isn’t just something he sings about—the heartland, rural values, hard choices, wars, politics—it’s his world, his milieu."CLICK HERE to read more of this extraordinary Garden and Gun piece written by the great Rick Bass. For a custom playlist of some of McMurtry's favorite tunes, CLICK HERE.
Be sure to tune in to SIRIUS XM THE LOFT Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6th) at Noon Eastern for a LIVE McMurtry session. There wil be an encore Wednesday, 9/8 at 2 EST, Saturday, 9/11 at Noon EST, and Sunday, 9/12 at midnight.
The James McMurtry band will tour the West Coast this month. CLICK HERE for a show near you!
Click here for a custom playlist of some of McMurtry's favorite tunes (courtesy of www.gardenandgun.com):http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSto..re.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=377934694
Solo/Acoustic shows in Virginia this weekend:8/12 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere (w Ray Wylie Hubbard)
8/13 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
8/14 Ashland, VA Ashland Coffee and Tea