Spider Murphy Tenor Guitar Supreme
Plus, if his background qualifications aren't enough to tip the scale, did you know that Spider Murphy is THE single most contemporary Tenor Guitar player on the entire planet. And you ask...what is a Tenor Guitar? A Tenor Guitar is a fretted four string instrument sometimes shaped smaller than a regular guitar. It has been around for more than a hundred years and also available in a four string Banjo known as a Tenor Banjo. They are uniquely tuned in fifths similar to the violin and the mandolin family of instruments. The Tenor Guitar has a distinctive sound of its own and can be heard in Pop music, Blues music, Folk music, Country music and even Jazz. There is no limit to its wide range of musical sounds.
Mark Josephs, purveyor of the third annual Tenor Guitar Gathering of Astoria, OR commented, "Spider Murphy certainly has more of a total command of the Tenor guitar/Tenor banjo than anyone I know. When I think of Spider Murphy I think of Leon Redbone, Tom Waits and John Lee Hooker. In my opinion, Spider Murphy is an unknown living legend. He could be like Bela Fleck, a musician you could put in any musical situation, and he could play his way through it. There are very few people like Spider these days who just plays in bars, festivals, old folks homes, senior centers, street corners...plays and plays and plays and plays...and drives, too, long distances to get from gig to gig. Spider is a rare, undiscovered gem of a musician and the light deserves to be shined upon him."
And that's exactly what we hope to do. Trust me, he's the real deal. Now that you're up to speed on Spider Murphy and the official description of a Tenor Guitar, please fasten your seat belt cause here's a terrific video on this exceptionally gifted singer-songwriter and Tenor Guitarist.
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