Chris Murphy

With a voice that has been compared as often to Stan Rogers as it has to Steven Page, Chris Murphy has all the tools to tell stories expressively and emotively through the songs he sings. Many of those songs are his own creation, but he also relies heavily on the brilliant songs written by his friend and brother-in-law Jon McLurg, a songwriter who J.P. Cormier places alongside David Francey and Chuck Brodsky in his hierarchy of favourite songwriters.

Although Chris was born and raised near Kingston, Ontario, he has felt a musical and spiritual connection to Atlantic Canada. “Some say they have left their heart in San Francisco; mine has been left on Fogo Island, Newfoundland,” Chris states emphatically. Since 2000, Chris has been travelling to the East Coast, playing stages in Cape Breton and all across Newfoundland. In 2011, Chris got the opportunity to record an album produced by master musician J.P. Cormier in D’Escousse, Cape Breton. Hailed by J.P. as one of the very best projects he has ever produced, Finally Coming Home features songs written by Chris, as well as many songs written by Jon McLurg.

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Upcoming Performances

  1. Friday February 22, 2019 at 5:00pm at Cornwall's Pub & Eatery

  2. Thursday February 28, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Standeasy (RCHA Club)

  3. Saturday March 2, 2019 at 8:00pm at The Embassy

  4. Saturday March 9, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Waring House

  5. Thursday March 14, 2019 at 1:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church

  6. Thursday March 14, 2019 at 8:00pm at The Crossing Pub at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn

  7. Friday March 15, 2019 at 7:00pm at Hanley Hall (behind St. Francis de Sales Catholic School)

  8. Saturday March 16, 2019 at 7:00pm at Firehall Theatre

  9. Sunday March 17, 2019 at 2:00pm at The Cove Country Inn

  10. Friday March 22, 2019 at 9:00pm at Tweedsmuir Tavern

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