- Eamon O’Leary – Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals
- Jefferson Hamer – Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional Irish and American songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. Their debut album was released in 2013.
Eamon started playing Irish music while growing up in Dublin through his friendship with the Mayock family, traditional musicians from County Mayo. When he moved to New York City in the early 90′s, he immersed himself in the city’s traditional music scene and travelled widely, performing with many of the great players in Irish music. In 2004 he and fiddler Patrick Ourceau released the album ‘Live at Mona’s’. Eamon has taught at many traditional music programs in the US and also records and performs original music.
Jefferson is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in New York. He recently released a duo album with Anais Mitchell titled Child Ballads, a collection of new adaptations of English and Scottish folk songs, carefully re-imagined to reflect an American country-duet sensibility. The duo recently performed live on the BBC World Service culture program The Strand, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Jefferson also performs with the Cambridge, MA acoustic ensemble Session Americana.
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