Michael Hurley with special guest Darren Hanlon
September 26, 2018
Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s, he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, and Bo Diddley blast from the radio and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams, and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting. Hurley’s music sounds old like it has always existed, and simultaneously singular, like something you’ve never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley’s audience constantly renews itself. From the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s to the hippies in Vermont to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, Michael’s music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it “jazz-hyped blues and country and western music”.
Special Guest: Darren Hanlon