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Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the world, and for good reason: his numerous concert halls and colorful local clubs Experienced and offers up and coming bands the opportunity to perform live to the public seven days a week throughout the year. One of the most popular local artists is James McMurtry, whose roots-rock anthems won critical acclaim and popular because of its inclusion of the topic now and blues style comforts of home. McMurtry can be heard playing live on stage Wednesday night over the Continental Club in Austin.

The son of Western novelist Larry McMurtry, James McMurtry began playing guitar at age seven, he did not enter the music business until 1987, eighteen years later, when he won the New Folk songwriting for. McMurtry has family ties to get in touch with John Mellencamp, who later came McMurtry first album in 1989, "too long in the desert." Other albums soon followed, including "Candyland" and "Where to hide body "in the early nineties. It was not until the release of the album McMurtry first tour," Live at all three, however, that McMurtry has begun to take a public position on the political scene.

McMurtry had become concerned about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and attitudes of public officials, including Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. Her direct criticism and the Goblet of war and political climate touched a chord listeners sensitive also failed, and McMurtry first big hit, "You can not do here," gave voice to the policy of repressed anger Music lovers around the world. The song was made available for free download and transmission of radio time was important, the creation publicity and controversy for both the artist and album. "I was not aware of the power of the Internet at all," McMurtry said in an interview in 2008. The sudden success of the single "Childish" to achieve respectable sales and acclaim criticism, and McMurtry is placed squarely in the ranks of politically active artists music.

More controversy came with the song "Toy Cheney" which describes George W. Bush as a puppet of his vice-president and influential series drew angry letters to the radio and even McMurtry. The pressure was inefficient, but from McMurtry album are produced by independent record labels. "Children Things" won the prestigious Album of the Year at the American Music Awards 2006 and "we can not do here," Song of the Year.

McMurtry latest album, "Children come to us, "came to 136th on the Billboard charts, marking his first appearance in the top 200. McMurtry currently divides his time between tours, records and performing live at the Continental Club on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, his adopted city. Although McMurtry said liberal views may seem unusual for Texas, McMurtry said the political climate in Austin, "It is difficult to live in Austin at all. Austin a small blue dot in a sea of red. "While Austin residents have adopted the songwriter and suggests that the roots rock, so that their performance Continental to some of the busiest and most popular club history. For those who are lucky enough to catch one of his presentations Live, James McMurtry offers listeners a musical experience and policy which is really the only Austin.

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