New release from the Country singer/songwriter.Murphey has been exploring the similarities between Bluegrass and American cowboy music. But for Red River Drifter, he brought in some very eclectic and unexpected elements to the writing process. ”I wrote songs that drew from what is inspiring me at this point in my life,” he says. ”Every style was fair game. We intentionally did not follow formulas or rules.” Murphey has received multiple Grammy nominations during his incredible career including one for Best Bluegrass Album for his Buckaroo Blue Grass album in 2009. He has also earned six gold albums and performs more than 150 shows per year.
A “cosmic cowboy” in the country-rocking ’70s, Michael Martin Murphey revived his career as a cowboy traditionalist with this 1990 release. Mixing campfire chestnuts such as “Home on the Range, “I Ride an Old Paint,” and “Happy Trails” with contemporary hokum such as “Cowboy Logic,” the album returned the western to the music formerly known […]