June Newsletter

OUR GUEST ARTIST on June 13th is Dave Murphy – a finger-style, blues picking guitar legend and one of New Zealand’s best interpreters of the blues. Dave plays in the style of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and a whole host of other blues legends.
Back in the late ’80s Dave spent time touring the US, meeting and playing with some of the great blues figures.
Over the years since, he has developed his own fingerpicking guitar style as good as any of those from whom he learnt his craft.
In 2008 Dave released a DVD/CD called ‘Yes that’s Me’ produced by Costa Botes and Carol Bean, to wide acclaim from both critics and peers.
Dave’s finger style guitar work continues to delight audiences wherever he plays. He is equally at home with the gentle blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the more driving blues of Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson.

With over thirty years experience of playing, Dave has performed the length and breadth of NZ as well as in England, Europe, the USA and Australia. He has performed with Marg Layton, Darren Watson, Ted Clarke and international artists such as Champion Jack Dupree, Robert Lockwood Jnr, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Eugene Powell, James “Son” Thomas and Willie Foster.


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