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Chasing Ghosts

by Dave Murphy

"At once thought provoking and an easy listen, graciously rides the fine folk-Americana line.” Fairfield County Weekly (with special guest Steve Forbert)
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Red
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2. Ballad of Rue Lafayette
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3. Quarter Moon Missing (with Steve Forbert)
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4. I Know
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5. My Garden State
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6. Take a Ride With Me
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7. Chasing Ghosts
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8. Marshmallow Soup
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9. Just Before Daylight
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10. Perfect Movie Scene
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11. Fire in the Night
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12. Fade Away to Blue
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Radio personality John Platt, of WFUV FM in New York City aptly described Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Dave Murphy as “the real deal.” During an on-air interview Platt asked Murphy; “being from the northeast, how is it that your music has such a feel of the American heartland?” Murphy paused…and answered simply “well John… it’s because I really like dairy products.”

“Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Dave Murphy flavors this diva-dominated genre with the unnerving perspective of a guy, you know, the strong but sensitive type…Murphy is a natural storyteller who uses both image-rich lyrics and compelling melodies to illustrate his tale…Murphy's music at once thought-provoking and an easy listen, graciously rides the fine folk/Americana line.” - Fairfield County Weekly

Murphy has performed at hundreds of venues from Texas to New England. Festivals such as the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Wildflower Festival in Texas, SONO Music & Arts Festival in Connecticut, New Jersey Folk Festival, Top listening rooms including the Tin Angel in Philadelphia, Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair,NJ and Postcrypt Café in New York and clubs like the Knitting Factory and Southpaw in New York City and Maxwell's in Hoboken,NJ.

Over the last several years Murphy has shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Slaid Cleaves, Alejandro Escovedo, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Mike Doughty, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Vic Chesnutt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Christine Lavin and more.

Under the Lights, released in 1998 was Murphy’s solo debut album. Honest, intimate and revealing, this collection of original tunes reflected Murphy’s personal journey up until that point. In December 1999 Performing Songwriter selected Under the Lights as a prestigious Top- 12 DIY pick.

“Murphy sings in a gentle, unaffected baritone that suits his musings perfectly. He knows what he knows and he’s working on the rest. For the like-minded, Under the Lights will be illuminating, indeed.”- Performing Songwriter

“The collection’s simple, clean production compliments his bare-bones lyrics and smooth voice. A musical Raymond Carver, Murphy taps the raw nerve so many struggling songwriters can’t seem to find, creating a tight, focused album that delivers everything it promises.”- Twin Cities Revue

Chasing Ghosts, released in 2003 (Murphy’s second album) clearly reflects his ongoing evolution as both a songwriter and performer. Graced by a guest appearance by Grammy nominated troubadour Steve Forbert, Chasing Ghosts received significant airplay on Americana and Triple-A radio stations across the country. It was a “Top 5-most added” CD on the national “Americana Charts” and it spent over 12 weeks on the national “Top 35” Folk Airplay Charts at one point reaching as high as number 11.

Chasing Ghosts was produced by Marc Muller who has been a member of country superstar Shania Twain’s touring band since 1995 and co-produced Steve Forbert’s last two studio records. In addition to Muller and Forbert a bevy of talented musicians contributed to Chasing Ghosts including David Hamburger (Joan Baez, Freedy Johnston), Graham Hawthorne (David Byrne, Paul Simon), Conrad Korsch (Rod Stewart, Joan Osborne), Neil Thomas (Five- Chinese Brothers) and Columbia recording artist, Nicole Atkins.

“Impressive…finely crafted songs.”- Acoustic Live

“A masterful blend of Country, Americana and Folk Rock, a wonderful triumph of the human spirit in song.”- Tribes Hill News

For booking contact: Dave Murphy at: d.murphy1@att.net

www.davemurphy.net


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Phil Young

Great storyteller and wonderful soul-searching songs
I HEARD THE SONG "RED" ON NPR AND IMMEDIATELY KNEW THIS WAS A GREAT MUSICIAN. THE SOOTHING VOICE, THE DEEP LYRICS AND THE SOULFUL MUSIC ALL BLEND TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS ALBUM A MUST IN ANY COLLECTION. I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS OUT THERE AND I CAN HIM MAKING GREAT MUSIC FOR A LONG TIME!
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