Benjamin Adair Murphy’s songs cover many styles, but they always come back to the blues.
His early love for Mississippi John Hurt, Lead Belly, and Blind Willie Johnson influenced Benjamin to create stripped-down, unpolished, acoustic country blues songs. His admiration for Leonard Cohen, Ira Gershwin, Bertolt Brecht, Hank Williams, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan taught him the power of storytelling through songs.
Benjamin fronted the NYC band the Blue Eighty Eights, and has recorded solo albums in Brooklyn, Rome, and Mexico City. He has written lyrics for Nanuchka, Roiki, Electro Morocco, the Monophonic Shooting Spree, and other artists.
He lives in Mexico City with his family.
Photo: Juan Victor Bellesario