Kaz Murphy – Ride Out the Storm

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

In a career that has taken him from South Jersey, through Philadelphia, on to Santa Fe and Seattle and then more recently Los Angeles, singer songwriter Kaz Murphy has spread his dulcet tones far and wide. With one or two notable liaisons along the way, from his friendship with Dave Van Ronk and his work with poet Allen Ginsberg to the formation of his own band Mad Mad Nomad, a career has been formed and a craft steadily honed. The fourth in a series of albums released by Murphy, Ride Out the Storm once again showcases some fine songwriting and storytelling, delivered in a voice that falls halfway between Tom Russell and Scott Walker.