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McMurtry kicks off tour this week

Saturday, April 23, 2011 – James McMurtry will kick off his summer tour with a few solo shows along the West Coast.

McMurtry will play material from deep in his catalogue, according to a press release. His last release was "Live in Europe" from 2009, although he reissued "We Can't Make It Here" and "Childish Things" in November 2010.

Tour dates are:
April 28 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage (Solo)
April 29 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre (Solo) w/ Rodney Crowell
April 30 Los Angeles, CA McCabe's (Solo)
May 1 Napa, CA Uptown Theatre
May 6 Austin, TX Whip In (Solo)
May 13 Houston, TX Continental Club
May 14 Denton, TX Dan's Silverleaf
May 26 Austin, TX Shady Grove
May 27 Bryan, TX Lakeside Ice House
May 28 Helotes, TX Floores Country Store
June 1 Jackson, MS Hal & Mal's
June 2 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's
June 3 Louisville, KY Headliner's
June 4 Covington, KY Southgate House
June 5 Nelsonville, OH Stuart's Opera House
June 6 Pittsburgh, PA Three Rivers Arts Festival
June 8 Albany, NY Valentine's
June 9 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
June 10 Bellows Falls, VT Roots on the River Festival
June 11 Ellsworth, ME The Grand
June 12 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain
June 14 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theatre
June 15 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
June 16 Fall River, MA Narrows Center
June 17 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
June 18 Brooklyn, NY Bell House
June 19 Cronton-on-Hudson, NY Clearwater's Great Hudson River Festival
June 21 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
June 22 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
June 23 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
June 24 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack's
June 25 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
July 8 Alpine, TX Railroad Blues
July 9 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Railyard
July 10 Mosca, CO Zapata Ranch
July 12 Carbondale, CO PAC 3 Theatre
July 13 Paonia, CO Paradise Theatre
July 14 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
July 15 Lander, WY Lander Bar
July 19 Billings, MT Bones Brewery
July 20 Great Falls, MT Machinery Row
July 21 Missoula, MT The Top Hat
July 22 Boise, ID The Bouquet
July 23 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
July 27 Albuquerque, NM The Cooperage
July 28 Lubbock, TX The Blue Light
July 29 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall

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The only weakness of James McMurtry's "Live In Europe" is its brevity, clocking in at just over 40 minutes. Recorded in The Netherlands and Germany, McMurtry focuses primarily on songs from his excellent 2008 release "Just Us Kids." Amongst the stronger tracks are Just Us Kids, a somewhat fatalistic view on aging ("Not so skinny, not so free/ Not so many as we used to be") and You'd A Thought, which also examines the aging process ("There's so »»»
Just Us Kids CD review - Just Us Kids
Singer-songwriter James McMurtry takes aim at the Bush administration, corporate greed and various societal ills in this self-produced effort. There's no confusing McMurtry's "God Bless America," a scathing indictment of cronyism and war profiteering in Iraq ("Negotiation's just no fun/ It don't serve our interests none/ Gonna turn up the heat till it comes to a boil/ Then we'll go get that Arab oil"), with the sentimental Irving Berlin classic. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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