Elliott Murphy w/Rare US Tour

 

First time on these
shores in eight years for Springsteen’s pal.

 

By
Blurt Staff

Based in Paris but born in the USA, legendary
songwriter Elliott Murphy will embark on his first American tour in eight
years.  The tour kicks off December 2008 in the Northeast U.S. (New York
City, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, Albany, Larchmont, Amagansett), and continues
on to the West Coast, where he hasn’t played in 12 years) in January 2009 (San
Francisco, Felton, Tehachapi, Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach). Elliott will
be accompanied by his longtime guitarist extraordinaire Olivier Durand. 
More shows will follow in Spring 2009.

Murphy’s long been considered a true songwriter’s songwriter – Springsteen is a
big fan, and Murphy is a regular onstage guest of the Boss whenever he tours
Europe and makes it to France.
For this rare arrival on our shores, Murphy will be promoting
his 30th album, Notes From the
Underground.
Don’t be surprised if Springsteen pops up at one or more of
his shows.

 

Opening all shows will be NYC-based multi-cultural singer-songwriter Jann
Klose, who was born in Germany
and raised in Kenya, South Africa, Hamburg
and first came to the US as
an exchange student in Cleveland. 
His latest album, Reverie, was issued
earlier this year.  Recent shows included collaborations with Annie Haslam
and John Tout of Renaissance, sharing the stage with Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash
and Roger McGuinn at Martin Guitars’ 175th Anniversary Concert, and a special
show at the German Embassy in Washington,
DC.

The
Elliott Murphy story:

Elliott Murphy was born to a show
business family in New York and began his career by winning the 1966 New York
State Battle of the Bands, and then followed a troubadour’s odyssey across
Europe included a bit part in Federico Fellini’s film “Roma.” His career was
launched by the critical success of his debut album AQUASHOW followed by LOST
GENERATION (Produced by Doors producer Paul Rothschild), NIGHT LIGHTS
(featuring Billy Joel), JUST A STORY FROM AMERICA (featuring Phil Collins and
Mick Taylor) and an extraordinary duet with Bruce Springsteen on his 1996 masterpiece
SELLING THE GOLD.   In October 2008,
he was honored with a monumental exhibition in Paris’ Town Hall entitled “Elliott Murphy –
Last of the Rock Stars – Retrospective” featuring hundreds of posters, photos,
videos, album covers and memorabilia.

Elliott Murphy is also a published author of short story collections 
(most recently Café Notes) and two novels (Cold And Electric and the neo-western
Poetic Justice) as well as penning the liner notes for the Velvet Underground
album 1969 Live. Elliott has lived in Paris for
18 years and has performed at such prestigious venues as the Montreux Jazz
Festival as well as opening for Bob Dylan at the Pistoia Blues Festival.

 

 

 

Elliott Murphy tour
dates:

Dec 10 2008 Johnny D’s   Somerville, Massachusetts
Dec 12 2008 The Stephen Talkhouse   Amagansett, New York
Dec 13 2008 Valentine’s   Albany, New York
Dec 15 2008   The Living Room   New York, New York
Dec 16, 2008   Velvet Lounge    Washington, DC
Dec 17 2008   World Cafe Live   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 18 2008   Watercolor Cafe   Larchmont, New York
Jan 7, 2009     Café Du Nord    San
Francisco, California
Jan 8, 2009     Don Quixote’s   Felton,
California
Jan 10, 2009   Hotel Café, Los Angeles, California
Jan 11, 2009     Mama’s Hilly Beans, Tehachapi, California
Jan 13 2009    Acoustic Music San Diego  San Diego,
California
Jan 14 2009   The Blue Cafe   Long Beach, California
Jan 16 2009     NAMM 2009 Anaheim, California

 

 

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