Kaz Murphy‘s music is about as Americana as it gets, and his newest release Ride Out The Storm is no exception.  This folk artist’s sound is that of the old west, forming stories with each lyric and melodic refrain.  Kaz has had an illustrious career, stemming from his beginnings as a lead-singer and drummer at age 10.  He established himself as a respected writer of musicals in the 1980s, transitioning to music after forming a folk new wave band in 1988.  Multitudes of bands and projects later, Murphy as come to Ride Out The Storm, which can be seen as a return to his roots.

Each track on this album paints a picture, forming simple, yet elegant, audio tapestries for us to envision while listening.  Stories of younger days, tough times, and perseverance are spread throughout the 11 song project.  While listening, I couldn’t help but think about my own difficult situations.  I also couldn’t help to make a vocal and sound comparisons to country-western artist Marty Robbins and the illustrious Johnny Cash.

For those looking to get lost in deep Americana story telling, then Ride Out The Storm is the album you must listen to.  Ride Out The Storm is out now.  You can visit Kaz Murphy’s website at https://kazmurphy.com/ for more information.

Ian Schneider

Ian Schneider

Staff Writer at Imperfect Fifth
Ian Schneider is a senior at Central College. There, he is a Communication Studies major and competes on the golf team. In his free time he loves to play basketball (and all sports), listen to all kinds of music, hang out with his friends, and keep hourly updates of his favorite NBA team the Sacramento Kings. Ian hopes to become a writer or PR director/marketer for a professional sports team and has had a lot of experience in the field of writing and customer service.
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