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Lecture: John Lomax and Michael Martin Murphey

Talk/Lecture
Great Hall
Crystal Bridges Great Hall

Join us in the Great Hall for a presentation by two giants of country and Western music: acclaimed journalist, music distributor, and manager John Lomax III, and “America’s #1 Singing Cowboy” Michael Martin Murphey. Lomax and Murphey will explore the history and impact of contemporary western music and its ties to our focus exhibition Let’s Talk: Art of the West. The evening will conclude with a brief musical performance by Murphey.

Presented in partnership with The House of Songs.

Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or by calling Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

 

About the Speakers

John Lomax III

John Lomax III

John Lomax III is an American journalist, music distributor, and manager. In 2010, Lomax was recognized for his work sharing country music with the Jo Walker-Meador International Award by the Country Music Association.

Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing Western music, country music, and popular music. A multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959. He has recorded the hit singles “Wildfire”, “Carolina in the Pines”, “What’s Forever For”, “A Long Line of Love”, “What She Wants”, “Don’t Count the Rainy Days”, and “Maybe This Time”. Murphey is also the author of New Mexico’s state ballad, “The Land of Enchantment”. Murphey has become a prominent musical voice for the Western horseman, rancher, and cowboy.