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Our second confirmed artist for 2023 is @Joe Man Murphy! Blending Irish-born roots with experiences from Australia that he now calls home, this connective multi-instrumentalist captivates with stories from a life well lived, charming vocals, a thumping sound and multi-instrumental wizardry on guitar, uke and banjo.  Joe’s beautiful new single ‘At Night She Dreams’ with his very own stunning, hand-painted cover artwork has just been released, make sure you check it out on Spotify!

There’s an old Irish saying that a true entertainer can make you laugh and bring you to tears in the same song. Not your average performer, Joe Man Murphy is a master of this tradition in his own right.

An Irish born Folk/Blues & Roots artist, Joe Man Murphy now calls Australia home and is beloved of many in the Australian Folk Festival community. Music for Joe is an addiction and a way of life, sharing his Irish roots blended with an Australian experience.

A true singer/songwriter and storyteller, Joe draws on 20 years of performing and touring the world in must-see stage shows. Like all Irish performers, his stories are often hilarious, based on real life events and lead into well-crafted, world-class songs; leaving audiences feeling connected and wanting to know more.

As a songwriter, Joe brings his gathered stories to life on guitar, ukulele and banjo with charming vocals in his solo shows. A multi-instrumentalist, he captivates audiences with stories from a life well lived accompanied by a thumping sound and guitar wizardry.

Joe Man Murphy has performed at the National Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Tablelands Festival and Majors Creek Festival, to name a few. He also performs with Festival fave Adelaide band The Timbers and penned songs on their last two albums. His single ‘At Night She Dreams’ featuring his own stunning hand- painted artwork on the cover will be released on 30 January.

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South.

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The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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