Texan James McMurtry has been described by author Stephen King as “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation”. The stories he tells and the characters he writes about are drawn from experience, and he writes with his heart on his sleeve. His previous songs include powerful attacks on the policies of George W Bush.
Earlier this year he went on tour in Europe for the first time with his band the Heartless Bastards, and some of the best recordings from this tour have been collated into a live album, Live in Europe. Here’s a promotional song from the new album : click and save to download it for free.
James McMurtry – Bayou Tortue (link no longer active)