B i o g r a p h y
Irish raconteur, Hubert Murray, has a voice bursting from the soul. His songs feature lost loves, inner demons, compulsive liars & day dreamers, rounded out with a masterful hand over the fretboard. His performances embody all that is best in modern roots music, combining energy, soul and storytelling. His sound bows a head to the masters of melody and word such as; John Martyn, Van Morrison, Laura Marling, Heaney and Bukowski.
Lost in a house of mix-tapes and stacks of old blues, folk & soul records, he sifted through each one, de-composing melodies under the wings of his older siblings. By the age of 14 he was performing on stages in pubs, lying about his age to get on stage. Today, Hubert is fronting two genre bending bluegrass bands and they continue to tour Ireland, UK & Europe. They've gained the reputation as some of the finest players & performers on the bluegrass scene. Hubert's newest musical venture see’s him departing the familiar territory of bluegrass and developing his voice as an acoustic singer-songwriter. His latest work ‘Courage’ has brought him together with one of Ireland’s most in demand producers; Gavin Glass (Lisa Hannigan, Paul Brady, and Villagers to name a few).
Hot Rock Pilgrims
THE HOT ROCK PILGRIMS are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.
Fronted by Hubert, these 5 musicians create a truly unique sound which ranges from driving bluegrass, through modern arrangements of Irish music, old blues standards and blistering old time medleys. The band's debut EP ‘The Border Sessions’, showcases these multifarious influences with original songs contributed by Hubert, an Irish/blues treatment of Rory Gallagher’s classic ‘Out on the Western Plain’, classic bluegrass murder ballad ‘Wild Bill Jones’ and a showcase of the band's instrumental prowess on the John Reischman tune ‘Salt Spring’.