Danny Kroha Live at Murphy’s 

Danny Kroha of the '90s garage-rock legends The Gories will play Murphy's this Friday night. His latest album Angels Watching Over Me (released on Jack White's Third Man Records) is a complete change in direction from the stomping garage rock that made The Gories one of the torchbearers of '90s garage rock (along with Memphis' own Oblivians). On Angels Watching Over Me, Kroha tries his hand at the banjo, dulcimer, diddley bow, washtub bass, jug, and mouth organ for his first release under his own name. Recorded in an 100-year-old vacant house in Detroit, Angels Watching Over Me features songs by Son House, I.D. Stamper, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Brother Will Hairston.

click to enlarge Danny Kroha - DANNY KROHA
  • Danny Kroha
  • Danny Kroha

Also on the bill is Mississippi native Jake Xerxes Fussell, who released his debut album earlier this year on Paradise of Bachelors. Produced by William Tyler, Fussell's first release is a 10-song collection of folk songs rife with storytelling techniques similar to Hiss Golden Messenger or George Daniel. Fussell has toured with Reverend John Wilkins (a Goner Fest favorite) and met up with William Tyler last year to begin working on his debut album.

Rounding out the evening is Shawn Cripps, the Memphis mastermind behind the Limes and frequent collaborator with Harlan T. Bobo and Time's Chris Owen. Cripps has been scarce on the live-music scene lately, but his albums Tarantula and Rhinestone River (released on Goner Records) are proof that Cripps deserves attention whenever he decides to make a local appearance. Friday's show should be on your radar for a number of different reasons, and we recommend getting to the gig early to catch Cripps do his thing. Advanced tickets are available at Goner Records for a reduced price. Otherwise, $8 gets you in.

Related Locations

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Tiger Blue

Louisville 81, Tigers 72

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Beyond the Arc

THE GRIZZLIES WON A BASKETBALL GAME

News Blog

Public Picks Zoo Parking Lot Plan

Politics Beat Blog

Left Activists Intrude on Meeting of Shelby County Democrats

Politics Beat Blog

GOP Figure Bill Giannini Killed in Car Crash

Politics Beat Blog

Mackler Out of Senate Race, Yields to Bredesen

Beyond the Arc

The Hustle Dispatch: Week 6

News Blog

Cooper-Young Nears Historical Landmark Status

Intermission Impossible

Bad Santa: Tennessee Shakespeare turns Godot into a Holiday Hellscape

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Shaw

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation