James McMurtry has been called lots of things. Most notably though he’s been described by Stephen King as “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation” & Jason Isbell once described him as “his hero” and a “master of language”.
The Horses and The Hounds, the new album, his first in 7 years, is everywhere today! Go to http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com, Spotify, Amazon or wherever you get your music.
That freedom from worry about what’s behind or ahead or what others think has marked McMurtry’s songwriting since his debut record, 1989’s Too Long in the Wasteland, and it continues to shape him as one of music’s most thoughtful, poignant lyricists. Each of his songs are like little stories or movies you feel like you know.
Have a listen to Canola Fields off the new album to start your weekend right;