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Peace be with you gets featured and reviewed by
the Jamsphere magazine
Chuck Murphy: “Peace Be with You” – literate, poetic and
Chuck Murphy is an award winning American singer-songwriter from Bloomington MN. In
2015 Murphy’s first single from his first solo EP, quickly moved from AC to Top 40 and then
crossed over to the Country charts. The single written by Murphy and produced by Murphy
and his long time co-producer Jeff Silverman and a new friend Ainsley Hall Hubbard won
two awards, Mainstream Favourite Impact artist 2015 and Favourite Country Crossover
2015. In 2016 Chuck Murphy’s successful run continued as his debut single “How Many
Times” (One West) reached all the way to number one.
He has nominations from New Music Weekly for Top 40 breakthrough artist, AC/HotAC New
Artist and AC/Hot AC breakthrough artist. Chuck Murphy’s new EP “Peace Be with You” has
won 4 awards and a nomination for a “Hollywood Music in Media Award”.
He has also had three #1 hits with over 22 million listens to one of his songs, “Falling Star”,
on Sound Cloud®. As can be clearly from all of the above information Chuck Murphy has
been crafting a rather impressive catalog of award-winning music.
Quite simply, he is another one of the great American songwriters of this era, writing lyrics
that are literate, poetic and mesmerizing. He’s easily the equal of some of the greats, the
only difference being that, at least right now, I’d much rather listen to Murphy.
This album captures some of his best known songs in both their original form and also
remixed. The sound quality is excellent, the performances outstanding. If this one grabs you,
then rejoice, as good organic music is hard to come by.
That Chuck Murphy is an incredible songwriter and performer who is clearly on a rapid
ascension within Americana music, becomes in more vivid when play the track “Peace be
with you”. This is wonderful music executed to near perfection. For the Southern folk and
rock fan who likes a little country twist (no tacky country cheese or twang), or the folk and
country fan who is ready to abandon manufactured paint-by-numbers sound-alikes, try this
This is Southern music that captures a sound missed by the major genres. “Peace be with
you” is injected with colourful harmonies and subtle exotic musical flavours which are
masterfully guided by Murphy’s uplifting melody.
But the only way you arrive to such excellence as the above closing track, is to start off on a
really high note. And that is exactly what Chuck Murphy does by opening the album with his
Record-breaking track, “Falling star”. All the beauty and grace of Murphy’s music is captured
within this track – Proof that you don’t have to do anything transcendental in music to make
The album cover
Chuck Murphy exudes the same fleshed-out, but simple elegance which James Taylor
delivers in his musical arrangements – solid melodies, luscious harmonies and a talented
group of musicians playing in a tight, lean, and understated style. This forms the perfect
platform for Murphy’s smooth, expressive voice and his multidimensional guitar styles.
The lyrics and melody are so evocative and smartly written on “Rolling down the
highway” where Murphy ponders love. When he slows it down, as he does on “How many
times”, Murphy tells stories and conjures emotional states with exceptional depth and it
gives the songs real impact. This record has a lot of layers and textures, and you will derive
deep enjoyment from both upbeat tracks “Whisper on the wind” and “Cowgirls”.
It is always a joy to discover new music of this quality, and I will certainly be looking to find
Chuck Murphy’s back-catalog very soon. For now, I’m listening to this album repeatedly and
getting more out of it each time. I’d recommend this very warmly to anyone who likes
beautiful, thoughtful and intelligent songs.