With a career that stretches back to his 1964 glistening debut on Folkways, Michael Hurley has continued to churn out wholly singular albums of interstellar country blues, scattered across decades and labels. Released in December just prior to his 80th birthday, his latest The Time Of The Foxgloves finds a reinvigorated Hurley in a studio for the first time in a while. We recently had a lengthy phone call with Hurley to discuss his new album, the pleasures of listening to the CBC, inspiration and collaboration, what he learned from listening to Duke Ellington, the book he’s working on, and more.
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Michael Hurley :: Blue Navigator
Recently reissued by Feeding Tube Records, Michael Hurley’s 1984 Blue Navigator guides us to lonesome graveyards, runs with wolves, death, resurrection, and encounters with Martians. Classic Snock.
Hello In There :: Elder Artists on Living the Art Life in Quarantine
Four elder artists—Augie Meyers, Kath Bloom, Ed Askew, and Michael Hurley—speak with Jerry David DeCicca about living the art life in quarantine. No surprise, these conversations are filled with humanity, compassion, vulnerability, and humor.
Michael Hurley :: Living Ljubljana
Feeding Tube Records has a nice archival live series going with living legend Michael Hurley. First, we got the excellent Redbirds at Folk City , capturing the singer-songwriter at a mid-1970s peak. Now, the […]
AD Presents: Michael Hurley – A Companion Piece
Travel country roads from Pennsylvania to Portland with Doc Snock and listen as he and his fellow Rounders take you on a long journey defying the limits of folk, transcending all previous […]
Michael Hurley :: I Paint A Design
An unexpected, yet very welcome, side effect of the latest Ghost Capital mix has been an (of this writing) unyielding Michael Hurley bender. Here’s “I Paint A Design,” culled from Hurley’s 1994 album, Wolfways and […]