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"Lu-eee-ze," howls Murali Coryell on "Louise," his mind, voice and guitar equally wrecked by trouble. The son of fluent jazz guitarist and sessioneer extraordinaire Larry Coryell, Murali has made an efficient little blues album with bassist Bill Foster and drummer Rod Gross. 2120 is rich with Coryell's explosive self-possession. He never goes for the easy stuff: "Hidden Charms" and "That's How It Is (When You're in Love)" are gems that trade in chicken scratches and country-soul dignity, respectively. Chicago blues is an unforgiving old style that takes some resonant chops to animate fully, and Coryell, who relieves his distorted tenor with nearly matching yelps from his distorted guitar, can call on them. Throughout 2120 he aches and screams, dirties things up and keeps them clean. One promising new hound. (RS 823)
- Rolling Stone


Murali Coryell

"WRITING YOUR OWN TUNES IS THE most important contribution any musician can make," declares blues guitarist Murali Coryell, whose fifth solo album is entitled "The Same Damn Thing" [Murali's Music Records]. "And it's the best way to develop your own style, because if you write the song, it's going to come out as you."

Coryell is no stranger to America's musical roots. The son of jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, Murali grew up surrounded by giants such as Carlos Santana, B.B. King, and Miles Davis, and his devotion to the blues is unswerving.

"Blues, rock and roll, and jazz are America's cultural contribution to the world," he says. "But there isn't going to be another B.B. King or Buddy Guy, so we have to absorb what they've done, and make sure we keep the music right."

But while Coryell believes blues musicians must be firmly steeped in the blues tradition, he maintains that players must strive to evolve the style. To that end, he tries to avoid obvious patterns when he composes.

"I've found it's really important to not rely so much on the guitar," he says. "It's a riff-oriented instrument, so you tend to play and write stuff you already know. What you should do is write something that comes naturally to your head, and then translate it to the instrument, rather than the other way around. I also have a secret songwriting weapon in my seven-year-old son Charlie, who sometimes comes up with titles for me. A song starts with an idea, and I'm the kind of person who is most creative when there's a structure established--like a song title. My family provides tons of inspiration, because blues is life and life is blues."
Madaline Goldstein - Guitar Player Magazine (Aug 19, 2008) - Guitar Player Magazine

"The Same Damn Thing"

Murali Coryell
The Same Damn Thing
Being the child of a legend brings a lot of pressure, particularly when the child treads some of the father's turf. As a teen, Murali Coryell asked his musician father, Larry Coryell, where to start with music, and Larry gave him B.B. King "Live at the Regal" (1964). It changed Murali's life.

On his seventh album, "The Same Damn Thing", Murali is joined by bass legend Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, King Crimson), who holds it down beautifully, and on drums, regional legend Gene Randolph. Known more as a jazzman, Gene brings a Memphis back beat to the equation. Murali himself is a consummate bluesman as well as an accomplished R&B performer. His vocal style channels Sam Cooke; his guitar is strong and understated like Albert King.
In "Way Too Expensive," he takes the blues shuffle to a new level lyrically: "It cost me one hundred dollars just to fill up my tank/Puttin' gas in my car/I may have to rob a bank." The opener "I Was In The Room With Jimi," is a lyrical catharsis, and a homage to Jimi and his dad, relating young Murali's experiences backstage during his father's shows. "Calling From Another Phone" is reminiscent of the Philly feel in "Me and Mrs. Jones". "I Can't Stand It Anymore" is an anti-war statement that sounds like it belongs on a Neil Young album, but that is part of Murali's honesty. The album offers plenty of blues shuffles, but there's a lot more to it.
Stan Beinstein - Elmore Magzine (Aug 27, 2008) - Elmore Magazine

"The wandering life suits Murali Coryell’s fresh musical style"

Murali Coryell, left, has an impeccable guitar pedigree; his dad is jazz and fusion great Larry Coryell and his brother plays and writes with Madeleine Peyroux. Blues harmonica player and J. Geils Band alumnus Magic Dick, above, will take to the stage with Coryell at Chan’s in Woonsocket for two shows Saturday night.
Murali Coryell knows that the lot of today’s blues and R&B player is to tour constantly, building a live audience and selling CDs from the stage in between sets. He also knows that that’s harder than ever in the days of higher air fares and ridiculous gas prices.

But Coryell, who lives in upstate New York, has figured out a way to get around at least part of the problem: He’s got a stable of bands and players all over the country whom he calls on a gig-by-gig basis.

He has networks of backing players who know his songs in Chicago, Nebraska, New York, Massachusetts, California, Kentucky and more. Some of them are well-known and play in the regular bands of some of the blues greats as their main gig; some are obscure but talented.

“There are so many people out there who are incredible blues and rhythm and blues players. Some are famous and some are not. And to me, that’s what the music is all about — it’s almost like a jam-band attitude, I guess. But I consider blues and jazz guys the original jammers.”

It takes a long time to build up such a network, but Coryell’s put in that time — his first record came out in 1995.

“I’ve been doing this for a while now, and I’ve built up a comfortable stable of great players. In a perfect world, you want to have your own band all the time. And that is definitely great. But there’s also something to be said for playing with all these great players. You keep it really fresh.”

One of the benefits of the wandering life is the opportunity to sit in with and tour with legends such as King, Buddy Guy and members of their bands. “I’m so grateful and happy to be doing what I love and playing with my heroes.”

One of those heroes is harmonica player and J. Geils Band alumnus Magic Dick, who’ll play with Coryell this weekend. Coryell, 38, recalls listening to J. Geils Band records in high school and calls Dick “really special. In this dime-a-dozen world of blues harmonica players, you can’t find a better one.”

Another hero is Tony Levin, who won’t be with Coryell at Chan’s this weekend but who plays on Coryell’s latest record, The Same Damn Thing. “I was so thrilled to get him on my new record, and I can’t even get him on the phone anymore!” Coryell says of Levin, who plays with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. The Same Damn Thing is another sure-shot collection of soul, roots-rock and R&B-inflected groove music with Coryell leading a trio and featuring his own rough-edged, fuzzed-out guitar, more similar to Jimi Hendrix (about which more in a moment) and Carlos Santana than his father.

Coryell is the son of jazz and fusion great Larry Coryell, and while he’s always played guitar, the family legacy weighed heavily on him for a while. His younger brother, Julian, also plays guitar, graduated from the Berklee College of Music at age 16 and now plays and writes with Madeleine Peyroux.

“I couldn’t do the jazz virtuoso thing like he and my brother do. . . . There was such a sense of pressure, with my dad and when my brother came along, that I said, ‘I don’t know.’ I was a regular kid, into sports and into school.”

The key, Murali Coryell says, was learning to do what you really want — a lesson he learned from his father and the great musicians who came naturally into his life.

“All my heroes, they all said, ‘You’ll find your own thing.’ Everyone starts off by imitating their heroes, but there comes a point where you have to develop beyond that.”

Now he embraces his legacy with songs such as “In the Room with Jimi,” the leadoff track from The Same Damn Thing, which recounts the story of being in a bassinet while his father played with Hendrix, as well as his decision to go his own way. When he played it for his father, he says Larry Coryell’s reaction was, “I like it, but it’s too short and you should have had me on it.”

Coryell says his father taught him some guitar techniques, and once gave him John Scofield’s number when he had trouble figuring out a Scofield song, but also introduced him to the concept of the freelance musical life he now leads. When a young Murali Coryell lost a bass player from his band, his father matter-of-factly told him, “Get another bass player.” “It had never occurred to me!,” Murali Coryell remembers now.

Coryell has two sons of his own now, and spending a lot of time on the road means a lot more work for his wife, but on the other hand, “It was the same thing for me. When I grew up, I didn’t know any other way. Dad went off to gigs and Mom took care of the routine. . . .

“There is some kind of plan out there, and I’m glad that I found my thing, and I’m glad that I get to be who I am.”

Murali Coryell plays at Chan’s, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, Saturday night. Tickets are $17 for the 8 p.m. show, $12 for the 10 p.m. show and $20 for both. Call (401) 765-1900 .
Rick Massimo - Providence Journal (Jun 26, 2008) - Providence Journal

"Born in Fame, Guitarist Finds His Own Career and His Own Sound"

AS an infant, Murali Coryell lay in his baby basket, looking up wide-eyed as Jimi Hendrix peered down at him. A few months later Carlos Santana was bouncing the little boy on his lap, and on his 10th birthday Miles Davis gave him a $100 bill.

No one would be surprised to learn that this child, son of the jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, grew up to become a musician and that Murali Coryell, now 30, is indeed becoming a guitar force. But he was not exactly handed an easy road to fame.

Murali (whose name means ''divine flute'' in Sanskrit) could not figure out those crazy chord changes he watched his father swing through, so Mr. Coryell -- who had neither the time nor the inclination to spoon-feed his son -- packed Murali off to guitar camp. Meanwhile, Murali's younger brother, Julian, picked it up immediately.

''I used to have a little bit of a jazz inferiority complex because of my dad and my brother,'' Mr. Coryell admitted recently. ''Carlos Santana and people like that would say to me, 'Man, you've got to become a great jazzer like your dad and carry on the tradition.' So I went through a phase where I was trying to learn jazz. I tried to play Miles Davis's 'Four' with Dad, but I couldn't. I remember feeling really bummed out that I was Larry Coryell's son, and I couldn't even play 'Four'!''

The father was not oblivious to his son's pain. Between world tours with Dizzy Gillespie and Betty Carter, Larry Coryell bought his son two records, Jimi Hendrix's ''Are You Experienced?'' and Steely Dan's ''Greatest Hits.''

''He said, 'I think you're gonna like this song and this one and this one,' '' the younger Mr. Coryell recalled. ''He was always pointing me in the right direction. Eventually, the blues just hit me. That's what made me want to play.''

The elder musician, it appears, sensed his son's gift long before anyone else.

''When Murali was just a few months old, in early 1970, he was brought along, in his little basket, to the Fillmore East, where I was playing in a band with Jack Bruce and Mitch Mitchell,'' Mr. Coryell, the elder, said. ''One of those nights, Jimi Hendrix came around to hear the show and was ushered into the dressing room where baby Murali was, and he stood over Murali's basket there and checked him out. Maybe some unseen connection took place between them, because Murali grew up, like Hendrix, to play blues guitar and sing the blues.''

This is no idle bragging from a proud papa. Murali Coryell does indeed have a Hendrix-style intensity to his guitar playing and a voice like Otis Redding's. Even those who do not consider themselves music aficionados -- and this writer is one -- cannot help being moved by his sound.

Which is exactly how Mr. Coryell achieves most of his acclaim -- by captivating people with live shows in concert halls or coffeehouses or Chinese restaurants. (His wife, Mary, a registered nurse, first saw her future husband performing in a bar in New Paltz and decided she liked him because he looked like one of the Beatles. Asked which one, she replies, ''All of them.'')

Until this year, Mr. Coryell booked and promoted all his gigs himself. His new manager, Geoff Cullerton, came on board when friends insisted he watch the guitarist at work.

Mr. Cullerton recalled that the owners at the Town Crier in Pawling called him and said, ''Larry Coryell's son is playing; you've got to come down here right away!'' ''So I did,'' Mr. Cullerton said. ''And I had a smile on my face within seconds after walking in the door.''

Though he still plays small clubs throughout the New York metropolitan region and is only a household name in certain households, Mr. Coryell has toured with Duke Robillard, has opened for George Thorogood, Gregg Allman, B. B. King and Wilson Pickett and has been featured on CNN's ''Showbiz Today'' and the BET channel.

''It's like dreams really do come true,'' said Mr. Coryell. ''You actually can grow up and meet these idols that you've grown up listening to -- and they like you! B. B. King asked me to sign a CD for him, and I was like, 'Oh, my God.' ''

That CD, ''2120'' (1999, CZYZ Records), was his second and won stellar reviews. James Hunter, writing for Rolling Stone, called Mr. Coryell ''one promising new hound,'' and a reviewer at CDNow said, ''This guy can wipe the floor with most of his next-generation colleagues.''

Fans have embraced him as well.

''This is what blues lovers have been waiting for,'' said a fan in Santa Barbara, Calif., writing in to ''A giant new talent to turn the world on for the millennium.''

For Mr. Coryell, who is clearly happiest when on stage, sleep is an annoyance. He had just arrived home from Chicago, where he played a gig the night before, to guzzle several mugs of extra-strong coffee while chatting through an hourlong interview. Then he jumped into the shower and tore off to play two more gigs that evening. The next morning he would begin teaching an intensive two-week course at the National Guitar Workshop in Connecticut.

''I'm tired, but tired-happy,'' he said. ''If I wasn't so happy, I'd be really tired.''

At the first show that night, an outdoor concert in Kingston, Mr. Coryell's audience grew by the minute. Teenage boys sang along as he slid into Al Green's ''Love and Happiness.'' An older crowd tapped their feet, and Mary Coryell's parents -- a former nun and Marist Brother -- nodded joyfully. Others sat, looking hypnotized, as the roof of the stage trembled with vibration.

In Chicago, not 24 hours earlier, he had performed with Shirley King (daughter of B. B. King), and there was such a synergy between them, Mr. Coryell said, that the two are talking about a King-Coryell tour ''and not telling people it's not Larry Coryell and B. B. King,'' he said jokingly. ''There is definitely a second generation out there.''

Now that he has his own career and his own sound, Mr. Coryell said that playing music with his family has become a joy (his brother, Julian, is still a jazz genius, he said, sighing). The guitar trio released a CD this year, ''The Coryells'' (2000, Cheskey Records), and they will play at The Blue Note in Manhattan this Tuesday through next Sunday.

Still, music is a serious, competitive business in the Coryell family, and the years have not changed that. The elder Mr. Coryell approaches his young collaborators not as a kindly father but like the veteran he is.

''Dad is hard-line,'' the younger Murali Coryell said, laughing. ''He never gives us extra money or anything, like you might think a father would. He treats us just like other musicians. He always wants to be the center, the star. We all want to be the star.''
Claudia Rowe - New York Times (Sep 24, 2000) - The New York Times

"Latest by Coryell, shouldn't be missed"

Murali Coryell
The Same Damn Thing
Recorded at the Clubhouse in Rhinebeck by Chris Laidlaw and Roman Klun, The Same Damn Thing sure isn't. The Woodstock-based guitarist and singer raised

the bar considerably by utilizing bass genius Tony Levin and master drummer

Gene Randolph, but its his own touch and sensitivity and style that make

this a work of note.

The flowing "I Was In The Room With Jimi," where he recalls "daddy used to

jam with Jimi (his father, jazz great Larry Coryell)," works well, while the

free and easy "The Same Damn Thing" shows off his powerful pipes. He plays

the blues in "Please Please Baby" with verve, and knocks one out of the park

with sparkling "You're the Only One."

Coryell's guitar playing is dead on, but it's his voice that is his real

calling card: soulful, emotional and flexible. Don't miss his regional

performances or this CD.

DAVE MALACHOWSKI - Daily Freeman (Jun 20, 2008) - Daily Freeman

"Young Coryell chooses his own path"

When most guitarists say it's their dream to play alongside Eric Clapton, you roll your eyes and think “fat chance.”

When Murali Coryell says it, you're almost surprised it hasn't happened yet.

Coryell, who plays the Bucks County Blues Society's Blue Thursday series tonight at A.J.'s in Bristol Township, has been surrounded by greatness literally since he was an infant, when Jimi Hendrix held him in his arms backstage at the Fillmore East. The son of jazz guitar giant Larry Coryell, Murali received his name from the same Indian guru who christened Carlos Santana, and as a young child he and his parents lived with both Santana and Jack Bruce of Cream.

He didn't follow his father's path to jazz but has become an accomplished blues and soul singer, writer and guitarist, performing alongside B.B. King, Buddy Guy and countless others.

But not Clapton. Not yet, at least ... although he was able to pass some of his CDs on to Clapton's manager when the guitar legend played a concert in Albany, N.Y., near Coryell's home, a few years ago.

“He and my dad played together. He's one of my greatest influences,” said Coryell, who had been reading Clapton's autobiography before this phone interview. “It's been a goal of mine to meet him and get a chance to play with him. He does pick younger blues guitarists that he likes to play with.”

But it's not like Coryell, who lived in Doylestown as a boy from 1973-76, is sitting by the phone waiting for Clapton to call. He's too busy carving his own musical niche, which includes six CDs since 1995 and a passionate live act that has earned him praise from CNN, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. His 2007 solo acoustic all-original album, “Don't Blame It On Me,” has gotten strong reviews in Guitar Player magazine and Blues Revue.

You can't pigeonhole Coryell. His 2005 three-song EP, “The Future of Blues,” recorded with bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and drummer Gene Randolph, includes a blues, rock and R&B song. When he performs tonight at A.J.'s, he'll do so as part of a gospel trio that offers beautifully soulful vocals to go along with his incendiary guitar work.

“The No. 1 thing is the music,” said Coryell, who has been compared vocally to such soul legends as Sam Cooke and Al Green.

“Above ego, above whatever the fads might be, just get the music right.

“My whole style is the simple, organic approach. It all comes down to picking great songs. Whether I wrote them or somebody else wrote them, these are the vehicles with which you connect to the audience.”

Artistic talent runs in Coryell's family. His younger brother Julian was a jazz prodigy who has also enjoyed a successful music career. His maternal grandmother was the late Broadway actress Carol Bruce (perhaps best remembered for her role as Mama Carlson on “WKRP in Cincinnati.”)

Coryell also performs jazz, although he acknowledges he could never match the prowess of his father or brother.

“They were just wailing, and I didn't have that instant ability to do it,” Coryell said. “What I did have, as my dad pointed out, was a real feeling for the blues. I had to pursue what was in me.”

Coryell, who turns 38 on Saturday, admits that fame is one of his goals, not because he craves wealth and adulation, but because he wants to play his music for as many people as possible.

“It motivates very much, especially when I see all these "American Idol' offshoots,” he said. “To me it's debasing. We're celebrating mediocrity in America.

“I want to try to break through and at least be more famous than Sanjaya. Come on, how much are we all better off having seen Sanjaya? That didn't change my life at all. I'm trying to do something positive with my music.”

Murali Coryell performs tonight at A.J's, 5316 New Falls Road in Bristol Township. Admission $3. Show time 9 p.m. 215-949-9570 .

October 25, 2007 8:13 AM
ANDY VINEBERG - Bucks County Courier Times (Oct 25, 2007) - Bucks County Courier Times

"A bluesman makes his own breaks"

He's going all out to raise his profile, and win a Grammy.
By Nick Cristiano

Inquirer Staff Writer

Murali Coryell figured it was time to go for broke.
In a bid to reach for the Grammy Award for best contemporary blues album this year, the 40-year-old husband and father of two took out a second mortgage on his house to finance his sixth CD. He hired producer and songwriter Tom Hambridge, who has worked with Grammy-nominated blues-rocker Susan Tedeschi, and recorded in Nashville with a stellar cast that included keyboardist Reese Wynans and bluesman Joe Louis Walker, as well as his father, the pioneering jazz-rock guitarist Larry Coryell.

"You have to have a great product out . . . and if I want to win the Grammy, or be considered for it, I have to have something that's going to compete," Coryell says over the phone from his home near Woodstock in Upstate New York. "So I went out and hired a great, Grammy-nominated producer . . . and surrounded myself with people who have been there and done that. . . .

"I don't have a manager. I don't have a booking agent. It's not coming to me. I approached record companies. They all like me, they all think I'm really great, but none of them wanted to sign me. And in the end, it's for the best."

It certainly seems to be. Sugar Lips, released on the singer-guitarist's own Murali's Music Records, is an artistic triumph and is making noise on the Living Blues radio chart. Coryell, who never before worked with an outside producer or songwriting collaborators, makes the most of his new resources. It's an outstanding collection, from the horn-fueled roadhouse romp of "Blame It on Me" to the sweet soul-pop of "Closer to You Baby" and the loping, Jimmy Reedesque blues of "I Still Do." When he doesn't have a hand in the writing, he offers knockout interpretations, his voice a soulful rasp, as on the bittersweet "I Could Have Had You," by Hambridge, Gary Nicholson, and Colin Linden.

One of his own standout numbers is the acoustic-textured "Mother's Day," a touching tribute to his mother, Julie, who died earlier this year at 61. Her death, and the reaction to her son's performance of the song at her funeral, only reinforced his conviction to go for it with his career.

"It became the most important thing in my life," he says. "There was no question about going for broke. This is the time to do it."

Speaking three days after a showcase at New York's Bitter End, Coryell was still marveling at the reception he received from Judy Collins, one of the eminences of American folk music.

"She's e-mailed me four times," he says. "She says, 'I have plans for us.' She also said, 'I haven't seen energy like that since 30 years ago, when I saw Paul Butterfield play the same room.' I said, 'What?!"

For Coryell, Collins' reaction validates his effort. He got past "all the negativity of record companies and agents," and made an impression. "It touched her artistic soul."

The Murali Coryell Band will play at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets: $10. Phone: 215-928-0770.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Billboard Discoveries"

"Sugar Lips", the latest effort from blues veteran Murali Coryell, is one sweet triptych across the musical map. As the son of jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, gigs with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, George Clinton and George Thorogood Player and CNN imperial echelon. The title track exemplifies all that defines classic blues: saucy lyrics, masterful guitar licks, cool macho vocals and one helluva good-time party. Self-congratulatory "Blame It On Me" adds horns and raucous keyboards to the mix, as singer/guitarist/songwriter Coryell¹s wired strings share lead with his chops; while "What You Gonna Do?" about a woman
gone astray, slows the tempo to a sensual crawl. But perhaps the most
affecting track is "Mother¹s Day," a crawling heartbreaker about ultimate
loss: "Mom gave me a call the night before it all/I love you and your
brother, couldn¹t be prouder as a mother/Life¹s too short, thank you for
giving me the best Mother's Day' " Throughout the disc, helmed by
Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge, Coryell displays
laudable versatility, consummate vocal and instrumental savvy (with his dad
and Joe Louis Walker offering accompaniment), and arrangements that shine
with a dazzling blues hue. Indeed, this "Sugar" is mighty sweet.
Cortney Harding - Billboard (Jan 7, 2010)
- Cortney Harding


Sugar Lips-2009

The Same Damn Thing
Eyes Wide Open
Murali Coryell: Strong As I Need To Be-
Murali Coryell-Don't Blame it on Me
Murali Coryell-The Future of Blues
Murali Coryell-2120



Murali Coryell is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write and play guitar with the best in the business. As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, & Carlos Santana. In 1995, Murali joined Duke Robillard’s touring band and was quickly signed as a solo artist resulting in the stax/volt influenced “Eyes Wide Open”. In 1999 Murali recorded “2120” for Marshall Chess in which Rolling Stone named Murali “One promising new hound”. Over the years Murali has toured with father Larry Coryell and Joe Louis Walker as a featured artist and appeared many times as supporting act for B.B. King. "Murali’s latest CD "Sugar Lips" reached # 5 in 2010 on the Living Blues Radio Chart was recorded in Nashville with Tom Hambridge producer of Buddy Guy’s latest Grammy winner. Featuring special guest stars Joe Louis Walker and Larry Coryell, Cortney Harding of Billboard called it “one sweet triptych across the musical map”. The CD received rave reviews in Living Blues and Elmore Magazines and also resulted in a Murali Coryell feature in Guitar Player Magazine. Internet music listeners can hear the Murali Coryell channel on Pandora. The official website is

The release and touring behind Murali Coryell's CD release "Sugar Lips" has drawn praise from such music heavyweights as Jimmy Webb, Judy Collins and Joe Louis Walker.
Acclaimed by Billboard, CNN, Rolling Stone, & The New York Times, singer/guitarist/songwriter Murali Coryell is a rising force in contemporary American music. As the son of jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell and grandson of TV, film and stage actress Carol Bruce, Murali was born into an entertainment family. Murali has a voice, a guitar style and a musical intuition that enable him to excel at many different kinds of music. To quote Mark Uricheck in reviewing "Sugar Lips" in Living Blues Magazine "He can play beer-soaked blues until last call, and he can also hang with more pop-tinged material-think a grittier, bluesier John Mayer."
"Murali’s latest CD "Sugar Lips" released November 17, 2009 reached # 5 on the Living Blues Radio Chart was recorded in Nashville with Grammy nominated producer Tom Hambridge featuring special guest stars Joe Louis Walker and Larry Coryell. The CD has also garnered features and rave reviews in Guitar Player Magazine, Elmore Magazine, Living Blues, and newspapers across the United States. Murali Coryell can be seen this year performing extensively as a featured artist with Joe Louis Walker. Murali has toured as the supporting act for B.B. King and played with Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, George Clinton, George Thorogood & Gavin DeGraw among others. Murali's music can be heard on independent, college, blues, internet, Pandora and public radio. As a performer, songwriter and producer Murali has built up a body of hook laden classic and contemporary blues, rock and soul songs that have appeared in TV, film and been covered by other artists.
Over the course of multiple solo CD's as well as in collaboration with his father Larry and brother Julian, Murali has recorded the songs of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Charles Mingus and Marvin Gaye as well as the Chess Chicago blues classics on the CD co-produced by Marshall Chess "2120". Murali's voice and guitar has been heard on NBC's TV show "Crossing Jordan". Murali Coryell is a fully realized artist in complete control of a voice with soul to burn and the tastiest of guitar chops.

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