w/ special guest Tristan Omand
The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, Too Long in the Wasteland (released in 1989), was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for his Longform Music Video of Where'd You Hide The Body. 1997's It Had To Happen received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album.
More recently, McMurtry delivered Complicated Game, which is another triumph for one of America's most rewarding tunesmiths. Texas Music Magazine recently noted: “At a stage where most veteran musicians fall into a groove or rut, McMurtry continues to surprise! 'Complicated Game' is a collection of narratives as sharply observed as any from McMurtry, but with a contemplative depth that comes with maturity.”