Chris Murphy Live at EBC
"A fire-breathing virtuoso of the violin, Chris Murphy crams more musical mileage into a short set than most players do in an entire tour. Murphy does the devil's handiwork on four strings with a winning presence and a gypsy's knack."
- James Rotondi , Editor-in-chief @ Future Music Magazine
For 25 years, and with no sign of slowing, violinist Chris Murphy has made a living by writing, performing and recording original music. For Murphy, the path forward is charted by looking backward, to the troubadours and minstrels of ages past. Forget the exaggerated reports of the music industry's demise. It's only the record industry, a relative blip in the history of putting tones in sequence, that's suffering. Music, and the opportunity to make a life's work out of it, well, that's not going anywhere. "In another era," he says, "I would have played square dances, and loved it. I would have been a court musician in Versailles in the 17th Century, or a violinist in a circus orchestra." For Chris Murphy, inspiration spans eras and aesthetics, but the fundamentals are the same.