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Where Murray Went

29/10/2013

If I said I have been listening to Murray McLauchlan for 40 years it would make me sound…. Never mind. I can tell you though as a person who drives country roads a lot, whenever I see a farmer out working the fields I want to wave and say "Thanks for the meal, I hope there's no shortage of rain."
I saw Murray in recent years at Winterlude and now discover that he is part of a quartet called Lunch at Allen's
The female vocalist is Cindy Church a song writer from Nova Scotia who has recorded with Ian Tyson.
Marc Jordan recorded and produced in Los Angeles for 15 years and has worked with artists such as Diana Ross, The Canadian Tenors and Josh Groban.
Completing the quartet is Ian Thomas who has 15 albums, 2 books and 6 seasons on Red Green  among his accomplishments.
They call themselves "music industry survivors". Their music is more than survival, I call it a triumph; modern, mature and familiar, blending folk roots with life stories.

CDs are available to borrow or investigate our digital collection.