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Legendary James McMurtry Head to 20th Century

Legendary tunesmith James McMurtry continues riding waves of universal acclaim for his last offering, Complicated Game. “The lyrical theme is mostly about relationships,” McMurtry says. “It's also a little about the big old world verses the poor little farmer or fisherman.”

You can catch him at 20th Century Theater on Wednesday, November 7th!

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McMurtry has packed houses with the James McMurtry Band since his successful first album, the John Mellencamp produced Too Long in the Wasteland (1989). The popular Live in Aught-Three (2004) on Compadre Records, and Live in Europe (2009) both captured the McMurtry band’s extraordinary concert sets.

“I'm tired of the road, but I wouldn't want to be denied access to it,” McMurtry says. “I'm always writing new material one line at a time on the iPhone. I don't know when there will be a new record, but Ross Hogarth will produce it whenever it happens.”

McMurtry tours year-round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances. The Washington Post notes: “Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics and rightfully so: He creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player ... serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band.”

“James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation” —Stephen King