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James McMurtry
Born: March 18, 1962 in Fort Worth, Te
Active: '80s-2010s Major
Styles: Americana, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll
Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Representative
Albums: "It Had to Happen", "Live In Aught-Three", "Best of the Sugar Hill Years" Representative
Songs: "Sixty Acres", "No More Buffalo", "Too Long in the Wasteland"

UPC Type Title
015891402529 CD Americana Masters Series-Best of the Sugar Hill Ye
886972450124 CD Candyland
804879283911 CD Childish Things
015891105826 CD It Had to Happen
616892950226 CD Just Us Kids
804879283935 CD Live in Aught Three
804879283942 Vinyl Live in Aught Three
804879144496 CD Live in Europe
804879144595 Vinyl Live in Europe
015891107127 CD Saint Mary of the Woods
886972398129 CD Too Long in the Wasteland
015891106021 CD Walk Between the Raindrops
886972384528 CD Where'D You Hide the Body

Biography: Texas singer/songwriter James McMurtry, known for his hard-edged character sketches, comes from a literary family; his father, novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, gave James his first guitar at age seven, and his mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it. McMurtry began performing his own songs while a student at the University of Arizona and continued to do so after returning home and taking a job as a bartender. When it transpired that a film script McMurtry's father had written was being directed by John Mellencamp, who was also its star, McMurtry's demo tape was passed along, and Mellencamp was duly impressed, serving as co-producer on McMurtry's 1989 debut album, Too Long in the Wasteland. McMurtry also appeared on the soundtrack of the film (Falling from Grace), working with Mellencamp, John Prine, Joe Ely, and Dwight Yoakam in a one-off supergroup called Buzzin' Cousins. McMurtry has continued to record, releasing albums in 1992 and 1995. Walk Between the Raindrops followed in 1998, and 2002 saw the release of Saint Mary of the Woods, his last for the Sugar Hill label. He signed with Compadre the following year, releasing Live in Aught-Three in 2004 and Childish Things in 2005. Just Us Kids appeared in 2008 on Lightning Rod Records, with another concert album, Live in Europe, arriving in 2009. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi