Dale Murray is a guy who doesn’t like to let grass grow under his feet – until recently, that is. After a seven-year stint touring and recording with some of Canada’s hardiest road warriors (Hayden, Joel Plaskett, Cuff the Duke, Buck 65, his wife Christina Martin, Matt Mays, Blue Rodeo) he’s finally slowed it down a bit to open a recording studio, for his own production needs and other projects that are coming more frequently of late. And all this in the rural Nova Scotia home he shares with Martin.
A lot of good things have happened to Murray since his days back in the ’90s with the legendary Halifax based indie folk rockers the Guthries. He’s become a sought-after session musician, a solid songwriter, as well as a producer and recording engineer.
After a seven-year silence since the release of his last solo album, Brighter Lives, Darker Side, Murray’s finally back with a new one, Dream Mountain Dream.
I sat down with Murray to sample some of the music from the album, and get his thoughts on recording at home, life on the road and embracing those musical doors that keep opening for him.
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on Mar 16, 2012