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Michael Hurley is an American singer/guitarist, reportedly born December 20, 1941. He also plays the fiddle.

Hurley's debut album, First Songs, was recorded for Folkways Records in 1965 on the same reel-to-reel machine that taped Leadbelly's Last Sessions. He was "discovered" by blues and jazz historian Frederick Ramsey III, and subsequently championed by boyhood friend Jesse Colin Young, who released his 2nd & 3rd albums on The Youngbloods' Warner Bros. imprint, Raccoon. In the late 70's, Hurley… read more

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  • *lengthy mouth trumpet solo*
  • He shares a daughter, Wilder Mountain Honey, with a girlfriend, Annie. <3
  • His live performances are impressive.
  • I adore this man. he's just a sweet old fella
  • intersoular blues
  • My folk hero!
  • he sent me a pm on facebook once. the man.
  • I love this. Thank you.
  • Sometimes his music reminds me of Richard Brautigan, one of my favorite authors. (Suddenly, I want to move to the pacific northwest and age backwards through time.) And why do I only own two of his albums? What the hell is wrong with me??

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