Fri, Dec 22|
Murphys Irish Pub
South Lake Tahoe soul, Murphys temperature.
Time & Location
Dec 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Murphys Irish Pub, 415 Main St, Murphys, CA 95247, USA
About the event
I was born and raised in Fairfield, CA, until about the age of 9, when my parents moved me, my little brother, and a couple of pets, up to South Lake Tahoe. It's in Tahoe where I'd meet some of my closest friends, learn to snowboard, and first try my hand at playing the guitar. I would stay up late in the night learning anything and everything from metal to modern pop. Over the next couple of years I would find myself drawn to the likes of singer-songwriters like Paul Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, and, of course, The Beatles. It was during this time I began writing my own music and recording very low quality demos in my parents' office on their old desktop. Also, around this time, I began playing out locally with a great friend of mine. We'd play small bars and restaurants, making very little money, but having the best time. As the years went by, I'd find myself sitting in with random bands, starting several bands, and stretching my musical self thin. I needed something else, something I could make money at. So, I packed my bags and moved back to the Bay Area. I lived in several places throughout the East Bay and San Francisco proper, working long days and late hours as a bartender. It was a fun, completely different life, but I missed playing music. I'd find myself recording snippets of songs and writing music and sharing it with friends back home. Eventually, I'd move back up to Tahoe, where I continue to live. Over the next few years I'd really buckle down, improve my playing, my tone, my sound, and work on my vocals. My good friends in the Bread and Butter Band would ask me to join their group. I had terrible tone, didn't know half of the songs, and didn't have a pedalboard. But over the months and years I was pushed to sound better and work harder. A lot of musicians in town, including fellow band members, had started playing solo to make more money. I had never played out before as a solo artist. I always had a stronger singer to lean on whether in a band or as a duo. It was in the summer of 2017 that I first started playing as a solo artist, and I was immediately hooked. Since then, I've never looked back. I began using a loop pedal shortly after, and it became a staple to my sound and my solo playing. It's so fun to take a few chords, lay down your own bassline and percussion, and really fill the space as a solo musician. I've been a professional musician, off and on, now for almost 20 years. I've been a full time musician for the last 3 years, and it's the best job I've ever had.
Secure your spot for this event. Open seating/standing room.$5.00+$0.13 service fee