Entertainer, Singer/Songwriter, Performer
Veteran guitarist and vocalist with 20years of experience playing industry showcases, clubs, coffee houses, restaurants, festivals, fairs, corporate events, private parties, weddings and more.
Price Range: $300- $1000 depending
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Singer/Songwriter with rich, soulful vocals. Warm, multilayered acoustic guitar sounds mixed with percussive qualities.
A mix of popular cover material and original music.
I am a solo performer with the technical and musical abilities to layer many sounds simultaneously. This creates a BIG, warm multilayered
acoustic sound accompanied by soulful, professional sounding vocals
Past : Born, October 12th 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended St. Bartholomew Middle School and Holy Name High School. He studied piano and music theory for two years at the Kulas Music Conservatory at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Cornbread started his professional career at the age of 19 when he began performing solo acoustic shows in nightclubs throughout the Cleveland area as well as the Flats District of Cleveland, College campuses, Art and Music Festivals, Coffee Houses and Restaurants. He formed the band called Sandalwood Junction at the age of 21 and has continued to play in bands, trios, duos and solo acts. He has played major cities in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Arizona and New Mexico over the past 20 years.
Releases: He released his first original CD called Indian Creek in 1991. His 2nd CD was released in 1997. This project was a blend of original music and cover material recorded live at The Renegade Cafe in Taos, N.M. it was appropriately called Caught Live. His third release, in 2001 was called Any Night .
Present: Cornbread Murphy is considered to be an accomplished Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Performer and Producer. In 2013, Cornbread Murphy started Aldersong Records and is currently working on original rock and ambient releases. He is also performing in varied musical capacities throughout the Cleveland area. You can listen to some original music from the links below:
Additional Booking Notes
I am a solo performer, however, I incorporate a looping device which gives me 'on the fly' recording capabilities. This allows me to add percussive qualities, counter-melodies, harmonics, alternate melody lines etc.. all LIVE and ' on the spot!' As a result, my "solo" performance tends to sound more like a duo, trio or band.
I have lighting and PA system but am not opposed to using venue sound system and lights.
Rider: Lodging, Meals, Dressing room
I play original music as well as set lists based off of the condensed song list below
Cornbread Murphy Song List (condensed)
Neil Young Van Morrison Tom Petty The Beatles
Old Man Into the Mystic Free Fallin’ Norwegian Wood
Powderfinger Moondance Breakdown While my Guitar Gently Weeps
Long May you Run Sweet Thing The Waiting Don’t Let me Down
Only Love Tupelo Honey Wildflowers Dear Prudence
Harvest Moon Warm Love Time to Move on You’ve got to hide you Love Away
Bruce Springsteen The Rolling Stones The Grateful Dead The Allman Brothers
Spirits in the Night Angie Ripple Blue Sky
Atlantic City Waiting on a Friend Truckin’ Melissa
Prove it all Night Dead Flowers Scarlet Begonias Please call Home
The River Jumpin’ Jack Flash Fire on the Mountain Ramblin’ Man
Thunderoad Moonlight Mile Crazy Fingers Southbound
Bob Dylan Stevie Ray Vaughn Dave Matthews John Mellancamp
Blowin’ in the wind Cold Shot Crash Pink Houses
Forever Young Tick Tock Typical Situation Jackie Brown
Oh Sister Scuttlebuttin’ Satelite Jack and Dianne
I Want You Pride & Joy Let you Down I saw you First
Elvis Costello Santana The Byrds Crosby, Stills & Nash
Alison Samba pa Ti Feel a whole lot Better Helplessly Hoping
Everyday Europa Turn,Turn,Turn Teach your Children
For the Roses Black Magic Woman My Back Pages The Lee Shore
Pink Floyd Led Zeppelin Simon & Garfunkel Gordon Lightfoot
Mother Tangerine Sounds of Silence Summer side of Life
Wish you were Here That’s the Way The Boxer Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Comfortably Numb Stairway to Heaven Me & Julio Carefree Highway
Pearl Jam The Wallflowers Ben Harper Cat Stevens
Wishlist I wish I Felt Nothing Waiting on an Angel Peace Train
Daughter Three Marlenas Walk Away Moonshadow
I am Mine The Angel on my Bike Breakin’ Down Here Come my Baby
Jimi Hendrix Blues Traveler Eric Clapton Jackson Browne
Wind Cries Mary The Hook Let it Rain My Redneck Friend
Waterfall Runaround Badge My Opening Farewell
Hey Joe The Mountains Win Wonderful Tonight Rock me on the Water
Rock(misc.) Blues(misc.) Country(misc.) Oldies(misc.)
Found Out About You Red House Streets of Bakersfield If it Don’t Work Out
John Barleycorn Stormy Monday Guitars, Cadillacs Blue Moon
Night Moves Hear my Train Comin’ On the Road Again Catch the Wind
Margaritaville Wang Dang Doodle Jenny Jenkins Pictures of Matchstick Men
Little Wing Carwash Blues I Believe in Love Heart full of Soul
Bittersweet The Thrill is Gone Blue Eyes Crying Early Morning Rain
Influences & Inspiration
Crosby, Still & Nash, Ben Harper, James Taylor,
Dave Matthews, Standards, Folk, Blues, Oldies, Jazz..
Professional PA system
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