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November 2019

Ireland Solo Tour

Dave will be joined by NYC singer songwriter Paul Sachs and Irish song stylist Kerry Fearon for a 3-week tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland, UK with dates in Dublin, Westport, Dundalk, Donegal, Newry, Randalstown, Derry, Bangor, and Belfast.

   The Tour will also include four-live radio appearances and one TV appearance at the RTE studios in Dublin. 

March 2019

Two years after the release of American Landscape which was embraced by Americana and Folk radio across the US, American Landscape is now seeing a spike in airplay in the UK and Ireland.  Stay tuned for November tour dates in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Thanks to all the on-air folks who've been playing my tunes.  dm

January 2019

Happy 2019!  My good news is, I'm finally writing again...hallelujah!  Also me and the guys are making some music and doing some shows in February and March and we're currently booking some spring dates.  Maybe even a stint in Ireland. We'll keep you posted on all developments.  Thanks for your support!  

June 2018

 Ron, Chris, Neil and I (a/k/a the Dave Murphy Band) will be playing a set at Maplewoodstock - 2018

on Saturday July 14 at 3:30.  Great two days of music, art and food!   

Check Show Page for details.

April 2018

A word of gratitude...  

I'm so grateful for all the wonderful musicians (who over the years) have shared their talents and have supported me and my music either in the studio, on stage or both.  I'm lucky enough to call many my friend. Though I can't nearly mention them all, here's a short list; 

Steve Forbet, Marc Muller, Nicole Atkins, Ben Wisch,

Kevin Barry, Lucy Kaplansky, Plink Giglio, Jay Bellerose

Shawn Pelton, David Hamburger, David Henry, Rick Gedney, Cadence Carroll, John Christie, Abbie Gardner

Scott E Moore, Rich Tozzoli, Brian Sugent, Christina Abbott, Tina Vero, Mark Bull, Cam Bull, Ian Chamberlain

Claude Coleman, Paul Sachs, Robert K Wolf and Ron, Chris & Neil of my current band.  Thank you all!   


January 2018

Not so "new" anymore but meet my current band

Ron Baumann: bass & vocals

Chris Tarrow: guitar/pedal steel

Eric Braverman: drums/percussion

These guys (at one time or another) have all toured nationally and they're all veterans of the NYC music scene, plus they're just really good guys. 

Now I still do solo gigs now and again but most often I'll be joined by Ron and/or Chris for the duo or trio thing and we bring Eric in when we do a full band show.  

January 2018

American Landscape was on several DJ's

Top Picks for 2016

Including Barry Graham of WHRV Norfolk, VA

Thank you to DJ's across America and to Lisa Grey

of Blue River Promotions!

  October 2016 

American Landscape ~ Radio Airplay ~    

Reached #5 Roots Music Report’s National Top 50 Americana-Country Album Chart (July 11, 2016)

(Over 5 months in the Top 50 in 2016)


Reached #1 on the Roots Music Report’s

New Jersey Top 50 Album Chart (July 11, 2016)

Reached #9 Top Album on the Folk DJ Chart (June 2016)

Thank you to Lisa Grey and Blue River Promotions!

May 2016

 Dave's 6th CD "American Landscape"

            Released  May 20, 2016

Produced by Grammy Award winner Ben Wisch.

New songs and a stellar backing band: 

Jay Bellerose (Ray Lamontagne, T-Bone Burnett, Steve Earle)

Jennifer Condos (Ray Lamontagne, Over-the-Rhine) 

Kevin Barry (Ray Lamontagne, Paula Cole) 

Glenn Patscha (Ollabelle, Ryan Adams)

Robert K Wolf & Lucy Kaplansky


On his appropriately titled American Landscape, Dave Murphy is both a lonesome-voiced Troubadour who sings like a heart newly bruised by distance and longing and an astute observer and chronicler of the American condition. He narrates his tales with wit and brevity. On "Fading Taillights," Murphy plays the role of the lover choosing to jilt rather than be jilted. Murphy evokes the time and distance of the lost American highway and the poignant role it plays in every American songwriter's imagination. Half a lifetime of the travel, stories and portraits he has experienced finally has distilled into this lush and resonant collection titled American Landscape.
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