Kyle Murphy to Jeff Brown

Kyle MurphyKyle Murphy has been announced as the new fiddler with Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome. He’s a native Californian who grew up playing both fiddle and mandolin with his dad and sister in The Murphy Family Band.

Murphy came east to study in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. There he plays in the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, and returned recently from a tour of Japan where the band recorded a live album. He has a solo project of his own, Eucalyptus, which features his original music.

Kyle says that he is happy to have chance to work with Jeff.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to play with Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Everyone in the band is a great musician and singer. Musically, I think I can learn a lot from them. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for this band.”

For his part, Brown is happy to have him on board, and looks forward to working with Murphy going forward after he graduates from ETSU this semester.

“Kyle is a great player and a great guy. He has the ability to reach back and play an old standard or create and write his own music. I feel he’ll be one that you’ll hear a lot from for years to come.”

Murphy joins Austin Brown on bass, Josh Blankenship on mandolin, and Josh Underwood on banjo. Jeff Brown plays guitar and sings lead.

You can keep up with Still Lonesome at their web site.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.