HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University’s International Programs and Arts in the Gap will present an evening of traditional song from Newfoundland and New England with Keith Murphy in concert on Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Paul V. Hamilton Center for the Arts in Cumberland Gap (behind the LMU-Cumberland Gap Convention Center).
The program is open to the public and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for LMU students and $10 for general admission.
Keith Murphy will present a concert showcasing material from his newest release, Suffer No Loss. The program includes a mix of songs and ballads from his native Newfoundland as well as New England, his adopted home for the past 20 years.
With simple yet elegant arrangements of traditional songs pared down to just voice and guitar, Murphy brings the focus back to the beauty of these texts. He creates a rich palette of textures using multiple open tunings and rhythmic ideas on the guitar, while also bringing in influences from French Canada which has long been part of his musical profile.
The addition of his mandolin, foot percussion and chorus songs make for a well-rounded evening of music for lovers of traditional song.