Murphy Blues All-Stars

Murphy Blues All-Stars 2018-10-30T07:08:38+00:00

Murphy Blues All-Stars

Biography

Producer, songwriter and instrumentalist Floyd Murphy Jr is the very embodiment of Chicago blues, drawing from a rich blues heritage obtained from his father Floyd Murphy Sr. (James Cotton, Junior Parker, Rufus Thomas, “Big Mama” Thornton, Bobby Blue Bland), whom he played with in the mid 70’s-80’s, and uncle, Blues Hall Of Fame artist Matt “Guitar” Murphy.

Floyd Murphy Jr. recorded on Matt “Guitar” Murphy’s CD’s “The Blues Don’t Bother Me” (1996), “Lucky Charm” (2000), and Last Call (2011), and co-wrote/guitar/drums on the singles “I Can Cry On My Own” (The Blues Don’t Bother Me), and “Who’s Got The Puddy” (Lucky Charm). He toured with Matt “Guitar” Murphy throughout the United States and overseas, and performed with the Blues Brothers in Japan on the Blue Note Circuit.

Murphy Jr. recorded and performed with the Mohegan Sun All-Stars which included David Foster, Maceo Parker, and members from the bands of Joe Cocker , Etta James, Dr. John, Tower of Power, James Taylor, among others. The Mohegan Sun All-Stars opened for such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, South Side Johnny, Maze, and SOS Band.

Murphy, Jr. also recorded and toured The United States and overseas with Al Copley (Jump On It), played drums with the Chicago Blues Kings, and opened for Big Twist And The Mellow Fellows.

With the recent death of Matt “Guitar” Murphy in June 2018, Murphy Jr has dedicated his musical journey to keep the legacy of both his dad and uncle alive with the formation of The Murphy Blues All-Stars. The Murphy Blues All-Stars, with Floyd Murphy Jr. on drums, is comprised of Charles “Tootie” Davis (Guitar), Frede Crawford (Bass), Rick Burns (Keyboards), and Joe Telly (Vocals), all highly accomplished musicians in their own rights.

The Murphy Legacy Lives On!!!!

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Press Reviews

“Griffith is a gifted guitarist/songwriter who flies under the radar despite producing stellar original material in an unhurried soul-blues style.”
– Marty Gunther (Blues Blast Magazine)
“Griffith’s seasoned voice (on both instruments, guitar and vocals) has just enough genuine passion and power to take ordinary blues songs to a darker, deeper level.”
– All About Blues Music
“His guitar work is as good as anybody’s and his vocals are even better.”
– Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro (Mary4Music)
“LARRY GRIFFITH roams somewhere between Bobby Blue Bland meets Luther Vandross and Little Milton meets Lou Rawls.”
– Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro (Mary4Music)
“He mesmerizes his listeners with his storytelling through song.”
– Theodis Ealey (IFGAM Records)
“Larry Griffith, steeped in the blues tradition, reminds us of the roots of the blues and soul music, by combining the honesty his entertaining lyrics and his wide range of styles”
– Eric Schuurmans (Rootstime)