Holding his trusty twelve-string guitar firmly and with a swag of new material, local country folk artist Cheynne Murphy is in the process of recording new material for an album titled Burnished Gold, with his longtime guitarist Toby Andrews and drummer Matt Akehurst.
His debut EP, Firesongs for the Soul, was the first in a series that is a concept celebrating fireside gatherings, harmonies and community, and it was showcased at Bluesfest in 2009.
The following EP, released in 2011, was recorded at home and with a cast of 32 local musicians of all shapes and sizes.
Both records featured songs that attracted multiple nominations at the north coast music industry Dolphin awards, with the track Wild Lonesome Feeling winning the gong in 2010.
The latest album showcases the trio of Cheynne, Matt, and Toby who have been playing together for the past year or so.
The story has an interesting twist in that Cheynne in his other life is completing a Masters at Southern Cross University and these new recordings are the focus of a project documenting the decision-making process of an independent musician.
‘I want to research all the micro-decisions and psychological thought processes an independent singer/songwriter makes in the journey from the genesis of an idea to the final recording and associated packaging of a music release.’
Cheynne is playing a very rare solo show at the Sphinx Rock Cafe this Sunday November 24 and with the trio at Sheoak Shack, Saturday November 30.
Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide.