Chris Murphy will be teaching and performing at the annual Elements Gathering in Sequoia National Park July 16 -22, 2015.
MENTOR SPOTLIGHT: Chris Murphy
Celebrating his 3 year of involvement with The Elements Gathering, Violinist /Fiddler/songwriter/composer Chris Murphy is thrilled to be sharing his love of folk, country, jazz and world music with the Elements tribe again this year. Chris is a 25 year veteran of performing original and tradition fiddle music, gypsy jazz, old time, classical and European styles all over the world and is the owner of THE TEAHOUSE COMPANY, a music production company that provides live music for private events, including the 2014 & 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
For The Elements Gathering his year Chris has curated a lovely and enchanting music series for everyone’s enjoyment including :
DEADWOOD: acoustic interpretations of The Grateful Dead, Joel Henry Stein, The Devil’s Box String Band, The Elements Talent Show and House Band and a Kid’s Music Program.
Chris holds a degree in jazz violin performance from New England Conservatory of Music and has released 16 albums of original music. His latest album release, RED MOUNTAIN BLUES, is collection of original Bluegrass, Western swing and old time music and features Tim O’brien on mandolin and Herb Peterson on Banjo.
Chris is active as a music teacher and in 2007 founded his own studio called THE BLACK TREE SCHOOL based in Santa Monica. In addition to teaching violin, mandolin, guitar, voice and music theory, Chris has developed his own unique and powerful curriculum that teaches and promotes the creative process, composition, improvisation and the development of personal style in all musicians .
Chris is also an active outdoors man, a natural horsemanship rider, student of Bushcraft and primitive skills and loves garage sales and flea markets!