Fabled Son Returns

Texan McMurtry brings life back to Second Street

Posted: November 16, 2012 at 2:53 a.m.

James McMurtry’s music speaks for itself. It’s gritty, lyrics-based Americana, and it’s earned him praise from a wide variety of folks, including novelist Stephen King, who says that McMurtry “may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation.” As for the performer himself, words from McMurtry, who calls Austin, Texas, home, were in short supply during a recent phone conversation.

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Whats Up, Pages 16 on 11/16/2012