"...like a fine wine or a nicely aged bourbon, his voice warms the soul as he takes fans on a trip through good times and bad." "A masterful storyteller, Michael puts so much passion into both the singing and playing of his blues that the listener is drawn in, sharing the experience as if it were his own."
““A Different Shade of Blues” describes the creative and entertaining playing style of Michael Murphy & the MOB. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is fueled by passion and guided by his heartfelt emotions. As he stays true to the feeling of the blues, Michael Murphy takes a different approach by delivering a mix of traditional with a twist for the unexpected. The blues is a feeling, it is an experience, it is a struggle...The Blues is a state of mind, and Michael Murphy & the MOB's state of mind is to take you for a memorable ride on the blues train that you will never forget...get your ticket and hold on for a wonderful experience that you will never forget!!!!!”
“His thought-provoking lyrics could easily stand alone as poetry, but he combines them with no-notes-wasted instrumentation to craft instantly appealing songs.”