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James McMurtry at Helsinki Hudson

Thursday, December 2 @ 8 p.m.

The hard-driving country rocker James McMurtry earns a lot of attention for his powerful lyrics, which makes you wonder about the impact of genetics; his father is the much-better-known member of the family, the novelist Larry McMurtry. As the Washington Post puts it, “Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics, and rightfully so: he creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets.” But it’s not all about the words; his guitar-playing is equally powerful and loquacious. He’s won nearly as many honors and nominations as his father, but in the alternate arena of the Americana Music Awards.

Club Helsinki Hudson
Hudson, NY

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