About Wayne Murphy
Wayne Murphy, Bear Grass Records owner and recording artist, has been performing acoustic driven music with a soul which lies somewhere between the urban skyline of Minneapolis and his home in the Rocky Mountains of Montana for over 15 years
Currently Wayne is working to develop a presence for Bear Grass Records and its signed artists as well as promote his debut CD “Traditions” through live performances in the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas
Wayne Murphy first picked up a guitar at the age of 15, after the deep rooted grooves of John Mayall’s “Turning Point” brought a fortuitous beginning to what would shape Wayne’s life for years to come: the pursuit of music. Since that very day, Wayne has spent most of his free time collecting, learning, performing and writing music. His journey has taken him through the annals of Americana, exploring the quiet folklore of Elizabeth Cotton and Woody Guthrie, the flat-picking virtuosity of Doc Watson, the soulful storytelling of John Prine; the barroom stomp of Los Lobos and the grit of John Hyatt.
Recently, Wayne has added another feather to his cap- harnessing his passion and talent in the studio recording music. Whether recording sessions of his own compositions, or helping out a promising singer, Wayne is constantly searching for innovative techniques of capturing the raw honesty of the acoustic instrument and the heart of the song. Note for note, Wayne continues to patiently give back his own contributions to the annals of the American music that shapes his life.