Graham Murray & The Rusty Stringz
Wexford, County Wexford
The first memory Graham has as a child was living on a farm in Co Wexford, Ireland. Even during those early years Graham loved singing and taking part in the local talent competitions called "Opportunity Knocks" Both of his parents loved listening to both Irish & American Country music and his sister played the accordion and so it is no surprise that Graham grew up with an interest in Country Music.
Over the years Graham continued listening to American Country Music and as he got older would often get up on stage with live bands and sing a few songs. However it wasn't until October 2010 that Graham decided to follow the path of a Country Artist.
Every October in Wexford the Opera Festival takes place and lasts for a few weeks. The "Singing & Swinging Pubs" is part if this festival and involves a number of Bars/Pubs in Wexford, who arrange to provide a nights entertainment using local singers / musicians. Judges attend each Bar and decide on which Bar has provided the best nights entertainment. In October 2010 Graham was asked to take part in this Festival which he agreed to. Up until this point Graham had never thought about pursuing a career in music, but it was during this time he met a number of musicians and singer/songwriters and once again remembered what it was like to be involved in the "musical world"
Not long after taking part in the Festival, Graham wrote a song as a birthday present for his girlfriend. Soon after, Graham contacted one of the musicians he had met during the Festival, Mick Egan, and asked if he could help recording the song which he called "Fly on By". Graham continued writing and recording further songs over a 12 months period.
He has since started a band called “Graham Murray & The Rusty Stringz” and has a band profile on both reverbnation.com and Facebook. Graham released his debut EP in January 2013. The EP was mixed, mastered and additional overdubs recorded, by Veteran Producer Jeff Silverman from Palette Music - Studio - Productions, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Thanks to everyone who made this possible, special thanks to Jeff Silverman, Mick Egan, Shane Jordan, Troy Klontz, Steve Stokes, Tim Lorsch & Debra Lyn, your help was very much appreciated!