Tuesday, April 14 2015
Some people label James McMurtry a political songwriter; in his view, he's just an observer.
Monday, March 23 2015
Americana legend James McMurtry is fiery, opinionated, and smart as a whip. His latest (accidental) endeavor: Occupy spokesman.
Tuesday, February 23 2010
James McMurtry's character-driven songs get a muscular workout on this live CD/DVD package which offers the first authorized footage of McMurtry in concert.
Thursday, October 1 2009
Wednesday, December 17 2008
It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.
Tuesday, June 17 2008
Sunday, June 8 2008
There is just enough organic warmth here to make those who grimace at James McMurtry's grizzled vocals forgive him his sin of sounding like a Texas roughneck.
Monday, April 14 2008
Call McMurtry’s music what you will, just don’t call it kids’ stuff.
Sunday, March 23 2008
Smart and aware, Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry shares some pointed observations about the world with PopMatters' 20 Questions.
Sunday, April 15 2007
The experience of a good retrospective is like raiding an older sibling's record collection as a kid, one of the most time-honored entry points for discovering new old music.