Matt Murphy (Matthew Murphy)

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Sunflower, Mississippi, USA
Born in Sunflower, Mississippi, in 1929, Matt "Guitar" Murphy is known as one of the most respected sidemen in the blues. He has played on albums and in concerts for everyone from Memphis Slim and James Cotton to 'Bobby Blue Bland' and Junior Parker (he even made an appearance in The Blues Brothers (1980)). Unlike many sidemen, however, he cut very few records on his own, and it wasn't until 1990 that he released his first album, "Way Down South". Read more...