"When you feel you feel……and when you’ve felt
you’ll live to feel again."
South East Pennsylvania (Outside of Philadelphia)
has been home to me for the majority of my life. Most of that time was
spent writing and playing with a few close friends while being inspired
by my older brother Trip Murphy and all he did musically.
In 1999 when I left for school in North Carolina, I would complete my
first solo album, Billy the Kid “Out of This World”.
Seth Moody, fellow musician and co-producer of “Billy
Joe Murphy & Yesterday’s Love Song” my primary collaborator
on this LP. After that solo album was complete I moved to Athens, Georgia
to finally be with the one whose absence six years later would inspire
Our last years of college were spent back up in Pennsylvania, where my
focus was diverted away from music....
...but there’s something about a major life change that gets the
drive going to say something. You find that your willing to take a risk,
a risk that could ultimately end up saving you.
With a renewed drive, I moved back down to North Carolina. It was there
where I met up with my musical idols (Trip Murphy, Seth Moody,
and Matt Barbour) and asked for their help in communicating what
I had to say. One month and many loans later we were on a plane to Woodstock,
New York and the legendary Bearsville Studio to record “Billy Joe
Murphy & Yesterday’s Love Song". We all have and will feel
loss somewhere and sometime in our lives and when it happens you want
a release……here is my release to You.