Turtle Clan Mohawk of the Grand River Murray Porter releases his newest project Songs Lived & Life Played - an album filled with his classic style of blues music.
With 11 songs, the album is a full range of blues mastery that only Murray Porter can deliver. It includes heartfelt songs dedicated to the women who have suffered tragic fates on the "Highway of Tears" and to survivors of the Indian residential schools, and songs like Rez Bluez - the theme song for the APTN series Rez Bluez - and Is Sorry Enough? capture the essence of an Indigenous history and viewpoint on the blues genre.
The project is robust with collaboration. Co-written songs with Elaine Bomberry, backup vocals by Renae Morriseau, musical additions by Helene Duguay on bass and harmonies, harmonica from Chris Allen and David Hoerl, and of course accompaniment by his band Rick Boulter on guitar and Chris "The Wrist" Nordquist on drums, round out the formidable contributing artists that Murray brings together.
Anyone into blues music, especially Indigenous blues music, should get a copy of this album for their collection. Murray let's us know that being real and playing from the heart is a strong driving force in the art of music. The result is a timeless creation.
1) Rez Bluez Words & music by Murray Porter
2) Since She Went Away Words & music by Murray Porter Dedicated to the Murdered & Missing Women and Their Families
3) Not So Far Away Words by Elaine Bomberry; music by Murray Porter
4) Set My Love Free Words & music by Murray Porter
5) That Man Was Me Words & music by Murray Porter
6) The Way She Loves Me Words & music by Murray Porter
7) Call You Baby Words by Elaine Bomberry; music by Murray Porter
8) Dog House Words & music by Josh Miller and Murray Porter
9) Time Will Come Words & music by Murray Porter
10) I Feel Lucky Words & music by Josh Miller and Murray Porter
11) Is Sorry Enough? Words by Elaine Bomberry and Murray Porter; music by Murray Porter Dedicated to the Indian Residential & Boarding School Survivors