Mark Murphey

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Mark William Murphey was raised in Nocona, Texas. He's married with two children. Mark has played guitar with his father at local Jamborees fromage 12, and began singing at age 18 years. He has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Ronnie Milsap, Alabama, Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Willie Nelson, Exile, Pirates of the Mississippi, Diamond Rio, Brooks and Dunn, Billy Dean, Mark Chesnutt, Holly Dunn, Hal Ketchum, Trisha Yearwood, McBride and The Ride, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Vince Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Clay Walker, Heath Wright(richochet), The Maines Brothers, John Anderson, The Belemy Brothers, Mark Collie, Shelly West, Asleep At The Wheel, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Royal, Earl Thomas Conely, Confederate Rail Road, Juice Newton, Tracey Byrd and many others. Mark's career as a singer-songwriter spans the past two decades with most of that time spent with The Class Band. Mark writes, sings, auctioneers, flips burgers, is a good mechanic, and rebuilds John Deere tractors. Mark currently plays with long time friend Mike Mcadoo of Elk City OK. Mike is known as one of the finest all around players in the country. He played for 12 years in Branson MO. and was named guitar player of the year 3 years in a row, while there he played for such great names as the Osmonds, Shoji Tabuchi, Boxcar Wille and many others. Mike has also toured with major label acts and has played almost every type venue in the world. Mike is married and has three great kids. The rest of the band consist of Rodney Garrison of San Jose CA. Rodney is best known for touring with the Legendary B.W. Stephenson in the early 70's and is known for his lightning fast fingers on the bass guitar, and is also pretty handy on the steel guitar as well. Robert (Red) Wall of Belcherville TX. on the drums and back-up vocals. Red played the Dallas scene for many years as well as toured with "Custom Fit", one of the best bands to come out of Texas in the 90's. Sometime Bass player is Bob Smith of Segraves TX. Bob has played with some legendary players from " The Sparkles" to the "Gonzo's", he even played in the studio on Lee Ann Rimes "Blue" Albulm. Other occasional players with Mark and Mike are Bassist Greg Givens, Steel guitar Roger Watson, Drummer Randy Mongomery.
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 4

Mark Murphey  12/22/2004            
Big Al
I'm glad to see someone else listing to Mark Murphey. I saw the guy this year in Grapevine doing a show with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines and he was just great. From talking with him off stage and then watching the show, it truly was a "you get what you see" thing. He was so personable and had the audience from the get go. If you have not heard this guy, you should!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark Murphey  12/22/2004            
Jeff. B
Real music- Honest music...loved it
Mark Murphey  02/10/2004            
Tom Horn
Mark Murphey has a beautiful, smooth voice combined with a great talent for putting some fine words on paper. While I like the entire album, That's Who I Am and Oklahoma Pride are my favorites. Mark identifies well with "listening audiences." It seems there are a lot of us in those audiences that can identify with That's Who I Am.
Mark Murphey  01/23/2004            
Jim O. Rogers
I own Mark’s record label so my opinion of "That’s Who I Am" is biased. I have know Mark since he was in kindergarten and have worked with him for the last 10 years; writing songs and talking about this CD. We worked for about a year narrowing our song list down to about 25 tunes. Producer Lloyd Maines made the cut down to the 12 we recorded (9 original and 3 covers). We had some of the best musicians in the business: Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Mike McAdoo, Paul Pearcy, Riley Osbourne, and Terri Hendrix. When we added Marks “smooth and honest” country voice, the result was one of the best albums I’ve heard in years.
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