Montana Singer/Songwriter, Mike Murray, has a voice that is honest, direct, and embodies the pureness of a classic folk storyteller. His music carries a message of camaraderie and empathy, while drawing inspiration from his adventurous life experiences. His tales are all his own, but somehow the way he tells them, we can all find ourselves in his words.
Mike released his 4th studio album, Difficult Days, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 to consecutive sold-out audiences at the LaSalle Grange Theatre. Difficult Days unleashed an evolution in Murray’s soundscapes, transforming his sound from Americana into fully fledged Pop-Rock. Murray’s bright tenor voice is effortlessly powerful, with the crisp enunciations of a man who has found confidence in his voice. “Difficult Days” was included on the 2019 Grammy nomination consideration list under best Rock album.
Three years and 500 shows prior, Murray released his third studio album, Tumbleweed
(June 2015). Tumbleweed
was rated as the best local album of 2015 by MT-based newspaper, The Daily Interlake. Several of the songs from the album earned him first place at the Northwest Artist Syndicate’s Singer/Songwriter showdown.
Prior to Tumbleweed, Murray released a 5 song, rock/blues EP, Balance and Rhythm (October 2013) followed up with some regional touring in Colorado, Utah, and Montana, including a headlining slot at the 2013 Denver Oktoberfest. In May 2011, he released his debut album, International. On the heels of which, he performed locally, played several dates in Europe including an appearance on National Dutch Radio station, 3FM, and toured the USA from coast to coast.
Some of Murray’s additional highlights include performances at SXSW (Austin, TX), Red Ants Pants Music Festival (White Sulphur Springs, MT), The Crown Guitar Festival (Bigfork, MT), Live From The Divide (Bozeman, MT), Under the Big Sky Festival (Whitefish, MT), The Wilma Theatre (Missoula, MT), local and regional radio play, and a feature on MTPR’s “Musician’s Spotlight.” In addition to a steady calendar of live performances throughout Montana, Murray recently signed Long Way to Fall a full-length album by his side-project band, The Left Ready, with Extreme Music the world’s best production music library for film and creative.
Murray has just released his Fifth studio album We Are Like Warriors on Spotify and all major streaming platforms and will release his sixth studio album Western Sky with three separate double album release shows across the Flathead Valley, June 16-18, 2021.