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James McMurtry
James McMurtry is an American singer-songwriter and musician. McMurtry’s musical style is often described as alternative country, Americana, or roots rock. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, McMurtry is the son of writer Larry McMurtry, his mother, an English professor. He was exposed to music from a young age and began playing guitar when he was 7 years old.

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Sat
Jun 8 7:30 PM
James McMurtry
Kimo Theatre Albuquerque , NM
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Sun
Jun 9 7:30 PM
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The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix Phoenix , AZ
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Tue
Jun 11 7:00 PM
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Troubadour West Hollywood , CA
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Fri
Jun 14 6:00 PM
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HopMonk Tavern - Novato Novato , CA
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Sat
Jun 15 6:00 PM
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HopMonk Tavern - Novato Novato , CA
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Sun
Jun 16 8:00 PM
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Harlow's Night Club Sacramento , CA
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Wed
Jun 19 8:00 PM
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Aladdin Theater Portland , OR
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Fri
Jun 21 9:00 PM
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The District Bar - Spokane Spokane , WA
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Wed
Jun 26 7:00 PM
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Washington's - Fort Collins Fort Collins , CO
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Fri
Jul 19 8:00 PM
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Gruene Hall New Braunfels , TX
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Fri
Jul 26 8:00 PM
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Granada Theater - Dallas Dallas , TX
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Sat
Aug 24 8:00 PM
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High Noon Saloon Madison , WI
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Fri
Sep 6 8:00 PM
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Cat's Cradle Carrboro , NC
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Sat
Sep 7 7:30 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall Alexandria , VA
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Thu
Sep 12 8:00 PM
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The Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore , PA
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Sun
Sep 15 7:30 PM
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U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre Knoxville , TN
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Fri
Oct 11 7:30 PM
James McMurtry
Arlington Music Hall Arlington , TX
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About James McMurtry

Personal Life

Bret lived in Fort Worth for the first seven years of his life and began his education at Leesburg Elementary School. In high school, he attended Woodberry Forest High School in Virginia. He began performing as a teenager, composing ditties. When he studied English and Spanish at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he began performing his own material at a downtown beer garden. After a trip to Alaska and several performances, he returned to Texas. He went to San Antonio, where he worked as a house painter, actor, and bartender, and occasionally sang at writers’ nights and open mics.

Career

In 1989, McMurtry released his first album, Too Long in the Wasteland, on Columbia Records. The album featured eleven singles: “Painted by Numbers”, “Terry”, “Shining Eyes” and others. The album reached number 125 on the Billboard 200 chart. Following his initial success, Larry McMurtry released additional albums including Candyland (1992) and Where’d You Hide the Body (1995). In 1997, he recorded the album Had to Happen on Sugar Hill Records. In 1998, James McMurtry released his album Walk Between the Raindrops, which was an instant classic. In 2005, McMurtry released Childish Things on Compadre Records. The album reached number 23 on the Americana Music Chart and won the 2006 Americana Music Award for Album of the Year. In 2008, McMurtry released Just Us Kids on Lightning Rod Records. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. In 2015, McMurtry released his album Complicated Game on Complicated Game Records. The album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Folk Albums and number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In 2021 McMurtry released his latest album The Horses and the Hounds on New West Records.

Discography

  • Too Long in the Wasteland (1989)
  • Candyland (1992)
  • Where’d You Hide the Body (1995)
  • It Had to Happen (1997)
  • Walk Between the Raindrops (1998)
  • Saint Mary of the Woods (2002)
  • Live in Aught-Three (2004)
  • Childish Things (2005)
  • Best of the Sugar Hill Years (2007)
  • Just Us Kids (2008)
  • Live in Europe (2009)
  • Complicated Game (2015)
  • The Horses and the Hounds (2021)