Michael "Big Dog " Murphy has been writing songs almost his entire life. And considering his age, some are lost forever. But others he has managed to hold on to. Most of his songs written over the past 30 years or so, he has neatly stored in a few binders.
His singing style when performing these original ballads and blues, whether solo, duo or with his band, has been likened to a "storytelling" blues man. His natural, raspy vocal style adds a tremendous element of reality to his songs, which, in a sense, are reality. The Big Dog doesn't write about what he doesn't know, and what he does know is his life. What many folks find and have commented on, is that they feel he is singing about their lives too. They say they they find themselves going on a little trip with him, transported, if you will, to the time and places of which he sings.
From the whisical "Super Market Blues", and, "Big Fancy Car", the poignant "The Flower", or "I Went By The Blue House Today", are songs that mean more to him than just a performance. His songs are many. His life, and maybe yours, is in them all.
Michael "Big Dog" Murphy Unplugged. These performances will be listed among his regular Schedule Page on the website. Check it often, these opportunities arise frequently, and oft times with not much advance notice.