James McMurtry

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James McMurtry (born March 18, 1962, Fort Worth, Texas) is an American rock and folk rock/americana singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, and occasional actor (Daisy Miller, Lonesome Dove, and narrator of Ghost Town: 24 Hours in Terlingua). He performs with veteran bandmates Daren Hess, Cornbread, and Tim Holt.

His father, novelist Larry McMurtry, gave him his first guitar at age seven. His mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it: "My mother taught me three chords and the rest I just stole as I went along. I learned everything by ear or by watching people."

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Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Too Long in the Wasteland 1
1992 Candyland 1
1995 Where'd You Hide the Body 1
1997 It Had to Happen 1
1998 Walk Between the Raindrops 1
2002 Saint Mary of the Woods 1
2005 Childish Things 1
2008 Just Us Kids 1
2014 Complicated Game 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Best of the Sugar Hill Years 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Live in Aught-Three 1
2009 Live in Europe 1

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