2023 WISCONSIN AREA MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS NOMINEE
FOR BEST MALE VOCALIST AND BEST BLUES ARTIST.
My new CD "Black, Two Sugars" is out and available on the website store AND ALL MAJOR STREAMING SITES.
Black, Two Sugars
Dog House Records
'Black, Two Sugars' marks a return to his roots as a solo musician. There is nothing "cookie-cutter" about Michael Murphy. This guy has the heart of a poet, the soul of the old-school songster or bluesman, and the ability as a wordsmith and storyteller to bring it all together.
- Bill Wilson, Reflections In Blue. May, 2022
Michael Murphy’s ‘Black, Two Sugars’ is a contemplative-reflection of life - bitter, sweet and bitter-sweet and absolutely perfect no matter how you take your music.
Murphy combines his mastery of the blues with that of a latter-year, Cash-esque outlaw country vibe that stirs the music and the soul of the listener.
- John Jordan, 105.7 WAPL Home Brewed
My close friend, and incredible artist, Ms. Jennifer Lee, made this video of my original song "BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE" after listening to it on my new CD, "BLACK, TWO SUGARS." The CD was recorded and engineered by Marc Golde, ROCK GARDEN STUDIO, in Appleton, WI. My original song, “HELLBOUND,” was also recorded and the video produced at Rock Garden Studio, by Marc Golde.
The video Jennifer Lee made of "Bottom Of the Bottle" is not a single-performance video but rather a vision of the song playing out through a montage of performance scenes as imagery. What an eye this young lady has!
MOST REQUESTED ORIGINAL
Michael "Big Dog" Murphy and the MOB's video for Michael's original song “HELLBOUND,” features their most requested song at EVERY show!! One of their most ardent “hometown” supporters even had the song title tattooed across his abdomen!! SERIOUSLY!!!!
Murphy's fans love when he relates the back-story to the song, about his Granny taking him to church EVERY Sunday, and admonishing him when he left for the Navy, to be careful, or he would find himself... that's right… HELLBOUND!