Elliott Murphy In Concert

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Living in Paris for over 25 years as an expatriate New Yorker, veteran rocker and author Elliott Murphy’s career in music and literature is more active than ever. He has released over 35 albums, still performs shows all over Europe as well as the U.S. and Japan and is a prolific author of fiction. Four decades have passed since the release of Elliott’s ground-breaking first album AQUASHOW (1973) and fans continue to fill his shows while critics praise his albums. In 2016, a bio-pic of his career, THE SECOND ACT OF ELLIOTT MURPHY, featuring interviews with Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, was released all over Europe and won the Audience award at the Dock of the Bay Film Festival in Spain as well as being chosen for the prestigious Stony Brook Film Festival on Long Island.

Born to a show business family in New York, Elliott began his career by a troubadour like odyssey in Europe in 1971 including a bit part in Federico Fellini’s film “Roma.” Returning to the US he quickly secured a recording contract and following the huge success of his first album came LOST GENERATION (Produced by Doors producer Paul Rothschild), NIGHT LIGHTS (featuring Billy Joel), JUST A STORY FROM AMERICA (featuring Phil Collins and Mick Taylor) and in 1996 an extraordinary duet with Bruce Springsteen on SELLING THE GOLD, who often invites Elliott on stage to perform with him during his European tours.

Murphy is also a published author of numerous collections of short stories, most recently PARIS STORIES, and two novels MARTY MAY and the neo-western POETIC JUSTICE. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone (U.S.), Vanity Fair (France) and other publications. In 2015 Elliott Murphy was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.

Elliott Murphy and France have a long-standing story. He is a New-Yorker who has now lived in France for some 30 years. He is an accomplished and successful professional singer in Europe and has also been singing on and off in New-York over the years. He started his career in the US in the 70’s with the famous album ‘Aquashow’. In the 80’s he also contributed as a writer to the magazine Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/10-singer-songwriter-albums-rolling-stone-loved-in-the-1970s-youve-never-heard-77702/elliott-murphy-lost-generation-165711/.

In France, Elliott Murphy received several state awards for his cultural contributions to the US-France relations. Here is a ‘Telerama’ article published when he was nominated ‘Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in 2015 in Paris: https://www.telerama.fr/musique/elliott-murphy-un-rocker-americain-adoube-a-paris,133796.php

For more information about him, his site is  http://www.elliottmurphy.com/

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture
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Global Region: 
American (United States)