CROSS-POLLINATION III - TUES MAY 18TH - 7:30-10 PM
DAVID LK MURPHY
BEA

Born and raised in New York City, Elkay, as his friends call him, grew up playing cello, drums, a little piano and even some trumpet. Submerged in the lower eastside music scene at a young age Murphy picked up the guitar and started writing songs at thirteen. Like a bluesman waltzing to mozart Murphy's songs are hypnotic and rough, both intimate and candid. Born from a mouth of sharpened teeth and delivered with lilting precision his lyrics draw from poetry and pop alike.

Six songs long, with a supporting cast of rising stars, "Goodbye" is a departure from standard folk and indie-acoustic fair. Joined by sirens Sarah Bowman (The Bowmans) and Erin Regan, Murphy's voice rises from the ghostly chorus of Shilpa Ray's harmonium (Beat the Devil), shining throughout the songs.

There is a tension in his music. The tension that rises from singing the unspoken. Like the blues, Murphy's songs are triumphant even in their melancholy. His music bears this out, carrying a subtle joy even as his songs hint at death itself.

I'm hard headed.
I eat way too much candy.
I like to hear other people's definitions of LOVE.
I like old cameras and vintage Volvos.
Cussing excites me.
I'm a beer girl.
I trust too easily, but I like me that way.

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CROSS-POLLINATION III ::: Tuesday, MAY 18TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - DAVID LK MURPHY | myspace.com/davidlkmurphy
8:45 - BEA | onlymebea.com | myspace.com/bea
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft DAVID LK MURPHY & BEA!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero