Violinist. Composer. Band Leader
Chris Murphy fuses styles and techniques from across the globe, weaving a unique fabric of world music. Murphy finds his element on the stage, where spontaneity and improvisation reign. Chris has amassed a deep catalog of solo and collaborative music over the years, and his diverse talents make him a sought-after composer and collaborator for film.
Born into an Irish-Italian family near New York City, Murphy was influenced by Italian mandolin, bluegrass, folk, and Latin music. With 18 solo albums and 20 others in collaboration, he has written over 450 songs and performs over 200 performances yearly. Based in Los Angeles, Murphy has made a living by writing, performing, producing and recording original music.
PRESS / REVIEWS
"Haunting and enchanting. A talented and innovative player traveling on the edge."
DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE
"He plays the violin like he was born with it."
ROTH N’ ROLL
"Both a wily, charismatic performer and a fire-breathing virtuoso of the violin."
FUTURE MUSIC MAGAZINE
"A violin orchestra brought by a single man who coordinates it all as if he was already doing this from the cradle."
"With his unique blend of folk, blues, and Americana influences, he creates a sound that is timeless and contemporary."
"It has its listenable qualities in balance with its danceable invigorating elements. Virtually impossible not to smile & tap your foot while listening to this kind of music."
"It’s wonderful how virtuosic and imaginative the musician is here."
ROCK TIMES GERMANY
"Music to cherish, and this is another album to play often, because this is another old-fashioned growth picture, partly due to the great band and the sublime arrangements, but also largely due to Murphy’s energetic, surprising fiddle playing."
"Now, this is how to play the violin. Brilliantly talented multi-instrumentalist Chris Murphy works his fiddle with freedom and fluency against the backing of a stomping beat that makes the listener want to dance and sway."
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