The Passage...and then some!


Wow. It's been so long since the last post, I know. I guess that's what happens when the ball starts rolling. For those of you who read this on the regular, I will try and be more frequent with updates. But so much has happened in the past three months, which means this will be a blog chock-full of good reading material, LOL. But where to begin?? Hmm...

WELL...first and foremost, I am happy to let the world know that my debut EP, "First Draft," is FINALLY out & up for sale online! It's been one of the longest roads of my musical career, seeing as how I technically started the journey at the beginning of 2009. Since that time there have been several obstacles, not the least of which was the complete obliteration of my old PC, the loss of a job, the redesign of my studio, and the usual personal and family bumps in the road. But through it all, God saw me through and kept encouraging me to finish the music. Of course, everything happens for a reason, and I am so glad that the majority of the material was NOT recorded on the PC (otherwise I really would've been depressed).

The other big news - before I go on about the EP and forget - I now am a dot-com boy!! Yes, faithful Pals, I'm the owner of my own website! I've been told by several industry pros that it was definitely time to invest in one, particularly with the music out in the cyberworld. SO...you can click the pretty icon below and be taken to my official hub, pmurraymusic.com!

Visit P. Murray

My colleagues and I wrapped up promotions at the end of April; I must say, for someone with little to no budget, a Mac, and a only few good friends to help me out, the response to the photo & video viral campaign was amazing, with alot of influential people taking note. At the conclusion of it all, we held a cozy listening party at Billie's Black in Harlem, NYC; the turnout was great, and everyone seems to really enjoy the tracks! Sales have been good, and I'm anticipating a boost once the EP is on iTunes. In the meantime, you can check out the music right here, and there is a download link right in the music player. Enjoy!

Since the release, I've been on the warpath, so to speak, about getting the music past the tri-state area and to the world. I'm VERY glad I live in the post-modern information age, as sites like Twitter and Facebook have really helped spread the word about the "First Draft" movement. My slogan for the Summer of 2010 goes something like: "I need everyone booked and gigged." It's really encouraging to see that the folks I work & collaborate with are all doing shows, performing, and getting exposure for their talents, and I will hopefully be following suit. With that in mind, if you're reading this before June 11th, make sure you come out to my next show, "The Five-Dollar Jukebox," happening June 11th, 7:30pm at Billie's Black Restaurant! You can purchase your tickets by clicking the link below:

Some folks may be asking, "So P., what's your goal? What happens now?" Well, right now, I'm making sure to pull off solid performances of the material and garnering the continued interest of influential industry professionals. Currently, my most important task on the To-Do list is increasing my network so I can get the opportunity to showcase my music & work with as many people as possible (within my professional limitations, of course). It may be that within the next 6-12 months I will be on the search for management, but my immediate plans, namely performing and promoting, have me busy enough as it is. Coupled with the great collab's I have in the works with some of the business' newest & brightest, my plate is full, and my cup most certainly runneth over (Thanks to the Big Man!).

To say that I've been blessed is such an understatement, because in my eyes, I truly don't deserve all of the great opportunities that have come my way and the people that have presented themselves as supporters of the movement. But I accept them humbly, and I am extremely grateful. Of course, my family, friends, and fans, are some of the best on the planet. Without them, there's nothing for me to do but play the piano and twiddle my musical thumbs :-). I wish there was a better pair of words than "Thank You" for the way I feel about yall, but they'll have to do - at least until we can all read each other's minds! You all have my heart, as well as my music, and as long as you say "GO," I'm gonna keep going with this.

Stay blessed & focused yall,