Veteran performer Willie Murphy reflects on his 40-year career

Soul icon releases a new double album

"I don't think I actually have ever regretted it. I had just started my band, and I thought, do I really want to do this? And I didn't. I've asked myself countless times, was I just afraid? On the other hand, I was into drugs so bad I probably would have killed myself if I was in New York and making money."

So the Minneapolis kid weaned on Little Richard records stayed home, ensconced on the West Bank, the local epicenter of the counterculture, dodging regret but adding perspective.

"For years I've shunned the notion that I'm this West Bank guy. But then I realized, well, I know all these people, I have all these connections, I've been here with them. I guess it is my family after all. And the thing is the music is still fun—really fun. One does wonder whether one might have done something else with your life. But I don't wonder too much." 

Jan Attridge

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Bedlam Theatre

2637 27th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Category: Theaters

Region: Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha

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Willie Murphy
A Shot of Love in a Time of Need
Red House

WILLIE MURPHY plays a CD-release show on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, at the BEDLAM THEATRE; 612.341.1038

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