Elliott Murphy

More then thirty-five years have passed since the release of Elliott Murphy's ground-breaking first album Aquashow in 1973 (recently declared an Album Classic by the UK's prestigious UNCUT magazine) and since that time Elliott Murphy, singer-songwriter, rock troubadour, indefatigable road warrior (over 100 shows a year!) and prolific author of fiction has once again proven his dedication to his music and his commitment to his growing legion of fans with the release of his new CD Notes From the Underground featuring eleven new Elliott Murphy songs (five of which are co-written with long-time guitarist Olivier Durand. The album is already being hailed as his best in a decade (All Music Guide).

Aside from Elliott’s French guitarist extraordinaire Olivier Durand Notes From the Underground features keyboardist Kenny Margolis (Willie Deville, Cracker) and Murphy's touring band of drummer Alan Fatras and bassist Laurent Pardo as well as Elliott's son Gaspard on guitar on featured track "Frankenstein's Daughter".

Born to a show business family in New York, Elliott began his career by winning the New York State Battle of the Bands in 1966 followed by a troubadour like odyssey in Europe where he played on the streets in Amsterdam, Paris and Rome including a bit part in Federico Fellini's film Roma. Returning to the US he quickly secured a recording contract and following the critical success of Aquashow came in quick succession Lost Generation (Produced by Doors producer Paul Rothschild), Night Lights (featuring Billy Joel), Just A Story From America (featuring Phil Collins and Mick Taylor) and many others albums. Highlights from recent albums include an extraordinary duet with Bruce Springsteen ("Selling The Gold") who often invites Elliott on stage with him during his European tours.

Murphy is also a published author of various collections of short stories, the most recently being Café Notes (Hachette) and two novels Cold And Electric and the neo-western Poetic Justice (Hachette.) A new novel Tramps is expected in 2009.

Elliott lives in Paris, France.

Discography

  • Notes From The Underground (2008)
  • Coming Home Again (2007)
  • Murphy Gets Muddy (2005)
  • Never Say Never (2004)
  • Strings Of The Storm (2003)
  • Soul Surfing, The Next Wave EP (2002)
  • Soul Surfing/Rainy Season (2002)
  • Last Of The Rock Stars...
    And Me And You (2001)
  • Rainy Season (2000)
  • La Terre Commune (2001)
  • April (1999)
  • Beauregard (1998)
  • Going Through Something (1996)
  • Selling The Gold (1995)
  • Paris/New York (1993)
  • Unreal City (1993)
  • Diamonds By The Yard (1992)
  • If Poets Were King (1992)
  • 12 (1990)
  • Apres Les Deluge (1987)
  • Live Hot Point (1991)
  • Party Girls & Broken Poets (1984)
  • Change Will Come (1987)
  • Milwaukee (1985)
  • Murph The Surf (1982)
  • Affairs (1980)
  • Just A Story From America (1977)
  • Night Lights (1976)
  • Lost Generation (1975)
  • Aquashow (1973)

 

Bibliography

  • Poetic Justice (2005)
    Hachette Literatures (France)
    FBE Edizioni (Italy)
  • Café Notes (2002)
    Hachette Literatures (France)
    FBE Edizioni (Italy)
  • Where the Women are Naked
    and the Men are Rich (1995)
    Celeste (Spain)
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1990)
    Librairie Gibert Joseph (France)
    Stultifera Navis (Spain)
  • Cold and Electric (1989)
    Entreligne (France)
    Ediciones Clip (Spain)
    Edition Nautilus (Germany/Switz)