Galway, County Galway
Having played original music all over the world in places ranging from quiet Andalusian cities to music festivals in gold-rush towns in the heart of Canada's majestic Yukon Territory, Dylan Murphy has seen some strange things. Drawing influence from early American blues and late-80s/ early 90s alternative music as well by artists such as Jack White and Tom Waits, Murphy plays an idiosyncratic, lyrically-focused mix of roots, folk and blues that’s afraid to take itself too seriously.
Since 2015, he has released two E.P.’s, played numerous slots at the Body&Soul festival and supported Canadian folk-hero Ben Caplan. A restless individual, Murphy has spent the last three years moving between the vibrant music scenes of Cork and Galway, immersing himself in the songs both have to offer, as well as playing with a wide variety of artists such as Steven Sharpe and My Fellow Sponges.
For his latest single ‘Shoulders Back’ he has recruited some of the best talent Galway has to offer, producing a memorable video that matches the songs frustrated tongue-in-cheek lyrics.
He is currently playing shows all over the country when he really should be focusing on his MA thesis.