Murray Munn writes songs about the north, Canadian places and social commentary songs in the folk and roots traditions. Born in Weyburn but raised in Regina, Murray has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg and, for much of his recent life, in Whitehorse, Yukon--host of the 2011 BreakOut West awards (WCMAs). Musical influences are 1970s roots music such as Planxty and Bothy Band on the Celtic side, Bruce Cockburn has figured hugely, and he counts among his favourites many of the ... 'back-to-the-land' or acid rock bands of the 1970s: Les Séguin, Cano, Goose Creek Symphony, The Collectors, Fraser & DeBolt, Barde, Mountain, etc. There was so much productivity in that era, and life was blooming, fecund and creative. Another big interest is blues, and Murray prefers blues with an edge...big on the bass. "Breakin' Up Somebody's Home" or "Phone Booth," not "I Love My Baby" kind of thing. Freddie King. Otis Rush. Jimi Hendrix. Lightnin' Hopkins.
Check out his music at www.myspace.com/murraymunn
Murray has put out a blues demo (2007), but is now focussing on a 'folksy' CD.
Reverend Gary Davis
Big Dave McLean
Jo Ann Kelly
Bill Henderson/The Collectors