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Neil Murray

The Gov Map
Sat 27 Aug
From $38.80

Neil Murray

Maverick and venerable song man Neil Murray spent much of 2021 dodging Covid bullets but 2022 sees him resume uninterrupted touring with a return to the Gov’s Gibson Bar on Saturday August 27th.

The founding member of the pioneering Warumpi Band, and writer of such iconic anthems as My Island Home, Blackfella Whitefella and Good Light Broome will perform solo, cherry-picking selections from his remarkable four decade catalogue of work.

"Neil Murray's an incredible storyteller whether he's writing poems, songs or novels. There's no one quite like him in America - but I'd rank him with Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt and Rodney Crowell in the singer-songwriter pantheon." - JOHN LOMAX III: Nashville based International consultant.

Long time peer, collaborator and friend, Jim Moginie says simply: “ Neil sings from the heart of the country”

Other accolades include the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the year, the 1995 APRA song of the year for My Island Home. The latter plus Jailanguru Pakarnu ( Out from Jail- a 1983 co-write with Sammy Butcher in the Luritja language) have been selected into the National Film and Television Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia Series.

Murray’s song writing is diverse and influential. Artists such as Mary Black, Jimmy Little, Missy Higgins, Powderfinger and Liz Stringer have recorded his songs.

His latest albums are Blood & Longing and Tjungu ( with Sammy Butcher).

Always engaging live, don’t miss an evening with Neil Murray at the Gov’s Gibson Bar on Saturday August 27th, 7.30pm
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