Shane MurphyJuly 7, 2012
Of Irish descent, the Canadian-born Murphy has performed and gigged at over 1,000 shows across North America since first hitting the local Montreal music scene in 1996. He has been requested as the opener for Grammy award winner Adele, April Wine, Grammy winning British Reggae band Steel Pulse, Our Lady Peace, among others. Murphy has appeared at dozens of local and internationally attended festivals including Canada’s premier showcase for best new music, the 2008 North by Northeast conference, as well as the world renowned Festival International de Jazz de Montreal in 2006. Shane has also won a 2009 Lys Award which recognizes the best up and coming blues artists in Quebec.
In Street Money Miracle, Murphy elaborates on familiar themes of urban life, its harsh realities and some of the interesting characters Murphy has met along the way. An innocent provocateur, Shane’s mindful storytelling is evident in tracks like “l’Assomption”, about a boxer who takes a dive, and in the “Year of the Rat”, a play on words which is characteristically Murphy. The album delivers a new 70s twist on Murphy’s signature groove and funk sound.