Performing professionally since she was six years old
Google singer songwriter and the first name you’ll find is Samantha Murphy. Samantha’s independently released debut CD somewhere between starving & stardom was voted a top 10 for Village Voice’s Annual Pazz & Jop Poll by Michael Ross, who calls it “…a perfect pop record.” The album contains an all-star band consisting of the rhythm section from Alanis Morissette’s multi-platinum debut Jagged Little Pill and Kanye West’s Cellist.
Performing professionally since she was six years old, Samantha has worked with Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, Five for Fighting, and Kylie Minogue as well as having appeared on TV shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
For over five years, Samantha has been establishing herself as not only a singer songwriter, but also the place to go to hear other great singer songwriters. With her popular show The Highway Girl, Samantha features a different artist from a different city and venue each week as she tours. Past guests include Juliette Lewis, Aimee Mann, Martha Wainwright, Elvis Perkins, Imelda May, Teitur, Inara George and Juliana Hatfield. The program has been downloaded millions of times and can now be viewed on your TV via the Roku Box.
A drummer first, Samantha’s latest single is a cover of Johnny Cash’s hit “Ring of Fire”, where she treats us to a hip-hop drum groove set to banjo. Co-produced with Grammy Winner Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams/Steve Earle), the cover version is the first release from Samantha’s forthcoming music collection Some Assembly Required, due early 2011.
“…a great voice with tunes to match.” -Ron Sexsmith