Michael Hurley biography

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I’m currently working on the biography of celebrated US folk musician and illustrator Michael Hurley. The 77 year-old’s tunes were first captured on acetate in 1964 by Frederic Ramsey Jr, on the same reel-to-reel he’d used to tape Lead Belly’s Last Sessions. Little did either of them realise that Michael’s First Songs would seed a remarkable oeuvre of records, which only continues to grow.

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Michael Hurley UK & Ireland tour

I’m coordinating US folk legend Michael Hurley’s 2018 UK and Ireland tour. Tour announcement below — please email sarah@sarahillingworth.com with any media enquiries.

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American alt-folk icon to tour the UK & Ireland in June

Michael Hurley (a.k.a. Doc Snock) is a quiet legend, a wry conspirator in the stand-up of life. “The world is his front porch” and, come June, the American alt-folk icon’s vista will be a collection of very special venues in Scotland, England and Ireland.

The 76 year-old Hurley has been making music for nigh on 50 years. Having broken ground as part of the Greenwich Village folk movement of the ‘60s, he continues to perform his uniquely crafted — and vast — catalogue of tunes, performing odes to aliens, tea and women for spellbound audiences at home in the US and abroad.

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