Dave J. Murphy

- CA Toronto, ON, CA Folk


Bio: I grew up in East Kilbride, a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of ten my Family emigrated to Canada. The moss covered foundation of an old bothy, which to the eyes of an eight year old can remarkably resemble the ruins of an ancient castle, and the thick forest of the Calder Glen gave way... See Full Bio

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Will be playing at Holy Joe's in Toronto on Aug. 23rd.,


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  • 2009

    Aug 23

    Toronto, ON, CA | 6:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:00pm


    (Upstairs at The Big Bop) w/ The Concord Experiment www.myspace.com/theconcordexperiment

  • 2009

    May 1

    Shelburne Falls, MA, US | 7:30pm

    Shelburne Falls, MA, US
    Fri May 01, 2009 7:30pm


    Dave Murphy “Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Dave Murphy flavors this diva-dominated genre with the unnerving perspective of a guy, you know, the strong but sensitive type…Murphy is a natural storyteller who uses both image-rich lyrics and compelling melodies to illustrate his tale…Murphy’s music at once thought-provoking and an easy listen, graciously rides the fine folk/Americana line.” - Fairfield County Weekly Murphy has performed at hundreds of venues from Texas to New England. Top listening rooms and clubs including Joe’s Pub, the Living Room, the Knitting Factory and Southpaw in New York City, Tin Angel in Philadelphia, Maxwell’s in Hoboken,NJ and Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair,NJ. Festivals such as the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Wildflower Festival in Texas, SONO Music & Arts Festival in Connecticut and the New Jersey Folk Festival. Over the last several years Murphy has shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Slaid Cleaves, Alejandro Escovedo, Freedy Johnston, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Mike Doughty, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Vic Chesnutt, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Christine Lavin among others. In 2005 he was a finalist at the Wildflower Music & Arts Festival Singer-Songwriter Contest, in Texas and in 2007 Murphy was chosen as a winner of the New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting contest. Recently Murphy was a regional finalist in the 2008 Mountain Stage New-Song Competition, he was also awarded 1st Place in the 2007 Great American Song Contest (acoustic/folk category) for his song "Chesapeake". This song is the lead off track on his new CD "Stories From Snake Hill".

  • 2008

    Jan 17

    Toronto, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:00pm


    Free Acoustic Show. Four performers.

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    The Event of The Season is a great singer-songwriter contribution. Beautiful music here. Frank Smih
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