Mr. Hurley’s songbook is one of the most important living, walking, talking, singing, playing bodies of work in Northern American culture.
Ever since 1965 up until now, he has consistently unleashed a string of records in such labels as the seminal and anthological Smithsonian Folkways Records.
His debut record First Songs was recorded on the same reel-to-reel machine that taped Leadbelly’s Last Sessions, and among many others his 1976 LP Have Moicy, a collaboration with the Unholy Modal Rounders Jeffrey Frederick The Clamtones, was named “the greatest folk album of the rock era” by The Village Voice and among the top ten for the decade selected by Rolling Stone magazine.
Michael Hurley | The Werewolf Song
Michael Hurley’s influence in today’s american music is immense and his repertoire has been lauded, visited and consequentially widespread by such people as Cat Power in both her albums “Covers Records” and “You are Free” Violent Femmes, Vetiver, Espers just to name a few.
Mr. Hurley is still very much active and constantly touring in the States, and this is his comeback after a very successful short trip to Europe last year. Michael has a new record out called “Back Home With Drifting Woods”, which was released on Mississippi Records in 2012.
Michael Hurley LIVE
presented by Since the devil is gone, I mostly feel lonely & Digital in Berlin
Dj: Falko Teichmann
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg