Jack Murray
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Jack Murray

Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


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Then There's That... (first solo CD)
Three by Three (with Tony Minner and Bonnie Wren)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Singer/songwriter Jack Murray (from Sevierville, Tennessee, now living in Barto, Pennsylvaia) was a founding member of country-rock band Golden Rocket in the late 70s, which featured a unique mix of folk, blues, rock & roll and traditional country music. He’s played in many other musical combinations including The Rockin’ Eddies, while successfully writing for Nashville recording artists (Alabama, Ronnie Sessions, among others) -providing his various country and rock bands with strong and often witty original material. As a charter member of Philadelphia’s own pre-punk Black Flag and other bands in the mid 1970’s, Jack performed in clubs all over the city, including the original Electric Factory.

Jack had the supremely good forture to have been at the right place at the right time (primarily Philadelphia’s Second Fret) to get to hear and meet some of the blues legends, newly rediscovered at that time, including Son House, Skip James and The Reverend Gary Davis. He was the lucky beneficiary of an impromptu guitar lesson from Mississippi John Hurt whose distinctive finger-style guitar work and whose remarkable spirit have informed and inspired his playing ever since.

After an extended hiatus, a recent burst of writing has unexpectedly launched him back into performing in public once again. Jack has become a popular headlining act as a singer/songwriter at many venues in the Philadelphia area, including the legendary Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, Landhaven in Huffs Church, Chaplin’s in Spring City and MusikFest in Bethlehem. He has opened shows at The Sellersville Theater for Jonathan Edwards, the Commander Cody Band and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Along with various other live radio interviews and performances, he was a featured solo guest on Gene Shay’s "The Folk Show" on Philadelphia’s WXPN in 2008 -and again in 2009 as Jack Murray & The Midnight Creeps.