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"Goodbye CD Review"

Soft, subtle and serene... David LK Murphy creates a melodic world of calm within each song contained on Goodbye. Choosing to use, god forbid, real horns and strings, Murphy gets to the heart of us all with his melancholy themes and clever instrument choices. Standout tracks include the rolling "Silent So Long" and the liltingly romantic title track, "Goodbye." Tranquil and just this side of folk, Goodbye is a secret little gem. --SMJ

Sentimentalist Magazine (Issue 21, June/July, 2006) - Sentimentalist Magazine

"Live Show Review (Aug. 2006)"

Those of us smart enough to wine and dine by nine (pm) last night were able to catch a swelling dose of happy heartbreak at Pianos. David LK Murphy (aka 'Elkay') turned on that folky, bluesy charm, bringing his audience into an intimate huddle, telling us his heartfelt secrets of loving, longing and leaving. Already a young Sidewalk Cafe veteran, this artist is no stranger to exposing an unnerving vulnerability in every song he's penned, yet his delivery is somehow incredibly subtle, as his fragile but warm voice blends yin and yang with brilliance. His performance is not for those who fear delving into the human condition (unharden that NYC heart - you might actually enjoy yourself)....

Denise Miller - The Deli Magazine (Blog) (Aug 6, 2006) - TheDeliMagazine.com


2006 - Goodbye (6 song EP) : "A secret little gem."-Sentimentalist Magazine (issue 21)

2004 - Home To You (minor release)



Born and raised in New York City, Elkay, as his friends call him, grew up playing cello, drums, a little piano and even some trumpet. Submerged in the lower eastside music scene at a young age Murphy picked up the guitar and started writing songs at thirteen. Like a bluesman waltzing to mozart Murphy's songs are hypnotic and rough, both intimate and candid. Born from a mouth of sharpened teeth and delivered with lilting precision his lyrics draw from poetry and pop alike.