“I’m going to breeeeeeeaaaaaaaaak if you don’t bend…” I find myself singing this line as loudly as possibly every time Chris Murphy sings it during this amazing, captivating, and inspiring performance of Hard Bargain (video below).
Masterful violinist, composer and band leader, Chris Murphy is a life-long, passionate lover of music as well as playing and creating it.
On his website, you can find a catalog of records he has written, composed and recorded with various bands over his time as an active musician.
I’ve been sitting on this song and video for a few days at this point. For the past half hour I have had the song on repeat singing, stomping, moving around and having a really great time while trying to figure out what to write.
I suddenly myself filled with this strong desire to get a fiddle and learn how to play it. Chris’ performance is an instant injection of inspiration!
The only thing I can really say is if you DON’T watch this video and then go check out more of Murphy’s work, you are really missing out on a unique, very enjoyable sonic experience.
Watch Chris’ soul come alive as soon as he hits that first note.