Big Dog Murphy and the MOB is pleased to announce that we have signed with MW Promotions as our official Representative.  Matthew Sann will take the role of Business Manager.  

"From my first interview with Matthew," says Michael, "I knew this was the guy I wanted on the team!!"  Michael continues, "Mr. Sann asked what I wanted, and I replied 'To show up and play, and to have someone who had my back in all things business!'  Matthew has more than made that desire happen!"  

The Big Dog says, "I am thrilled to have someone who truly has the best interest of the artist and that artist's success as their primary goal. MW Promotions and Matthew Sann have made that their mission!"

All booking, press, and general business inquiries should be directed to Matthew Sann,, or call (715) 297-9497.


The MOB now has a fresh, new update on their logo!!

"Michael’s voice is mesmerizing and his guitar playing is superb!" - Melanie Demaskie, Owner Classic's, Shawano, WI.

"A welcome addition to the Midwest blues scene." – Tom Radaii, Wisconsin Blues Society

"Murphy is not content to stand still in time, or to be stagnant in a pond of one style.  He fiercely works to extend his own sound." - Frank Seebantz, Frogwayz Productions

"With his amazing voice, and ability to move seamlessly from a gentle brook to a raging river guitar style, he should already be an "A" list performer!" - Pete Podkowinski, Professional Bassist 

MICHAEL "BIG DOG" MURPHY AND THE MOB are one of Wisconsin's best and longest running blues bands. Their longevity is testament to their talent, creativity and love of what they do. Simply put, they give life to their songs, both original and covers. These cats are not just entertainers. They are ARTISTS!

Artists do not think of themselves as entertainment, unless it is part and parcel of their art. Rather they view themselves as interpreters of how they view the world, or better yet, how they view THEIR world! And the MOB's world is music, more definitively, BLUES.

Come spend an evening with these cats as they paint the night with colors from their palette of emotion, passion and love of their craft, with brushes made of wood, steel and voice. The boys invite you to take a ride on what they call their BLUES TRAIN. It will take you down the rails of life where you just may find a stop in a town named after YOU!



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Michael "Big Dog" Murphy and the MOB's  video for Michael's original song "Hellbound."  This song is being used in Myles DuBay's independent film, "Holyland."


A different shade of blues describes the creative and entertaining playing style of BLUES artist Michael “Big Dog” Murphy. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is fueled by passion and guided by his heartfelt emotions. As he stays true to the feeling of the blues, Michael Murphy takes a different approach by delivering a mix of traditional with a twist for the unexpected.  
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    Christmas 2015 

    Christmas Day, 2015. I’ve been up since 4am, looking at the Tree and all those gaily wrapped boxes that have the magical property of bringing happiness, and smiles to the faces of all my children, and as well to yours. The Tree stands prominently in it’s place right smack dab in the middle of our huge living room window, just like when I was a child. Not forgetting the birth of Christ, one can find no greater symbol, (except for St. Nick himself), to show the power of the season, or express the season’s sentiment, better than the Christmas tree. 

    Our Tree sits in our NEW house, and is a testament to the fact that this is no longer just our house. It is OUR home!  

    Merry Christmas, folks! Let the “magic” begin!


    All booking, press, and general business inquiries should be directed to:
    Matthew Sann,, or call (715) 297-9497.