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James McMurtry Booking Agency Profile

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Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry leanred how to play the guitar when he was seven years old.  While still a student at the University of Arizona, McMurtry started playing his own songs, and he continued to do so after moving back home and getting a job as a bartender. When it turned out that John Mellencamp was both directing and staring in a movie that McMurtry's father had written, McMurtry's demo tape was forwarded. Mellencamp was suitably impressed and worked as co-producer on McMurtry's 1989 debut album, "Too Long in the Wasteland", which helped him land a deal with Columbia Records. McMurtry released two more albums for the label: "Candyland" in 1992 and "Where'd You Hide the Body" in 1995. It Had to Happen, McMurtry's debut album for the famous roots music label Sugar Hill Records, was released in 1997. McMurtry discovered a more welcoming environment in the independent label world. In 1998, "Walk Between the Raindrops" was released, while Saint Mary of the Woods came out in 2002. The following year, McMurtry joined with the Texas-based Compadre label. The following year, he released "Childish Things", which included his powerful protest song "We Can't Make It Here", which longtime Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau hailed as the best song of the 2000s. Lightning Rod Records released the concert album "Just Us Kids" in 2008, and "Live in Europe" followed in 2009. When McMurtry isn't on the road, he maintains a weekly residency at Austin's Continental Club. His most recent solo album, "Complicated Game", was completed in 2015 and was produced by C.C. Adcock and Mike Napolitano..

How to hire James McMurtry for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking James McMurtry to perform.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like James McMurtry, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking James McMurtry or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
James McMurtry's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking James McMurtry for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book James McMurtry, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing James McMurtry. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate James McMurtry booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book James McMurtry for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final James McMurtry booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will James McMurtry charge for an event. One example fee to book James McMurtry is in the starting range of $25,000-$39,999. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the James McMurtry agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The James McMurtry manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book James McMurtry for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the James McMurtry agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book James McMurtry, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the James McMurtry booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for James McMurtry, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Rock, Folk-Rock, Male, Age Group-60's+, American
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