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!!!!