Growing up in the northern
Midwest and reared by parents who migrated from the South, Murphy blends southern values
and northern culture into a unique insight evident in his lyrics and musical creations. Along
with his grandmother teaching him harmonies at Sunday church "hymn-sings," Murphy was
raised on country until classic rock swept him away along with discovering the blues all of
which are reflected in his style.
Toss out all your preconceptions before listening to Murphy Small music. It flows
well, having a timeless quality and addresses emotions felt by people in all walks of life. It
covers issues like lost love, broken dreams, playing hooky, drinking too much, sleeping too
little, etc. Geared to blue-collar society Murphy Small will have you laughing, crying,
and clenching your fists, from one song to the next.