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    "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


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Chris Murphy solo at Bar Chloe

Chris Murphy plays solo violin at Bar Chloe in Santa Monica

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Mentoring at Elements Gathering

Chris Murphy will be teaching and performing at the annual Elements Gathering in Sequoia National Park July 16 -22, 2015.

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MENTOR SPOTLIGHT: Chris Murphy

Celebrating his 3 year of involvement with The Elements Gathering, Violinist /Fiddler/songwriter/composer Chris Murphy is thrilled to be sharing his love of folk, country, jazz and world music with the Elements tribe again this year. Chris is a 25 year veteran of performing original and tradition fiddle music, gypsy jazz, old time, classical and European styles all over the world and is the owner of THE TEAHOUSE COMPANY, a music production company that provides live music for private events, including the 2014 & 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

For The Elements Gathering his year Chris has curated a lovely and enchanting music series for everyone’s enjoyment including :
DEADWOOD: acoustic interpretations of The Grateful Dead, Joel Henry Stein, The Devil’s Box String Band, The Elements Talent Show and House Band and a Kid’s Music Program.

Chris holds a degree in jazz violin performance from New England Conservatory of Music and has released 16 albums of original music. His latest album release, RED MOUNTAIN BLUES, is collection of original Bluegrass, Western swing and old time music and features Tim O’brien on mandolin and Herb Peterson on Banjo.

Chris is active as a music teacher and in 2007 founded his own studio called THE BLACK TREE SCHOOL based in Santa Monica. In addition to teaching violin, mandolin, guitar, voice and music theory, Chris has developed his own unique and powerful curriculum that teaches and promotes the creative process, composition, improvisation and the development of personal style in all musicians .

Chris is also an active outdoors man, a natural horsemanship rider, student of Bushcraft and primitive skills and loves garage sales and flea markets!

Sunday Brunch at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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 Chris Murphy and Tom Moose have been serenading a weekly brunch at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Every Sunday from 10:30am to 1:30p.m their enchanting and magical sounds of violin and guitar can be heard and enjoyed.  Come enjoy a delicious brunch while your ears are entertained by two of The Teahouse’s fantastic musicians.

 

 

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