• Shake It Off from Michael Martin Murphy

    Michael Martin Murphy is back with a new label, a new album, and a new single. But he's keeping the same mix of bluegrass and acoustic country with Western themes as his last two successful projects for Red River Drifter. The

  • Michael Martin Murphey and Jesse James

    Rural Rhythm has released a single from their upcoming Tall Grass & Cool Water CD by Michael Martin Murphey. The album continues Michael's recent explorations combining bluegrass with cowboy music. This first single is Murphey's arrangement of the familiar outlaw ballad,

  • Bluegrass at the Grammies

    Nominations were announced yesterday (12/2) for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Omitted from the breathless news coverage of all the shiny pop stars was the real news that matters to readers of Bluegrass Today. Nominees for Best Bluegrass Album (Vocal or Instrumental): Could

  • Wednesday lunch showcases

    For a change, I was able to stay for all three main stage acts at Wednesday's (9/30) lunchtime showcase, and I saw some very strong performances. Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac were up first. That may sound like a

  • Josh Williams & Michael Martin Murphey

    This sent in by Tony Williams. On Friday, April 3rd, 2009, The Josh Williams Band was asked to back up legendary western singer, Michael Martin Murphey at Owensboro Kentucky's eighth annual "Bluegrass Returns to Its Roots Festival."  Josh Williams said, "the

  • Michael Martin Murphey on Woodsongs

    The video from this week's edition of the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour with Michael Martin Murphey can now be viewed online. Murphey is doing the rounds promoting Buckaroo Blue Grass, his new album on Rural Rhythm, which features a number

  • Casey Henry with Michael Martin Murphey

    Our good friend - and occasional contributor - Casey Henry is out playing banjo with Michael Martin Murphey in support of his new Rural Rhythm bluegrass CD. She played with Michael on The Grand Ole Opry this past weekend, along

  • Michael Martin Murphey – Close To The Land

    Michael Martin Murphey has created a music video for Close To The Land, the first from his Rural Rhythm release, Buckaroo Bluegrass. The album was produced by Michael's son Ryan, and features bluegrass-inflected acoustic versions of several of his most popular