Murphy Beds to play 2013 Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY, Aug. 23-25

The Murphy Beds (Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer) are playing at the 2013 Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY on Aug. 23-25. The festival was founded by our friends Mike and Ruthy. We’re playing two sets: Saturday at 3:30, then a special midnight set in the music hall. Check out the stellar . . . → Read More: Murphy Beds to play 2013 Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY, Aug. 23-25

Beds to open for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy, July 29-31

Great news BedHeads! Murphy Beds are opening for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy at some stunning East Coast venues, including a show at NYC’s historic Town Hall. Check it:

Monday, July 29 – New York, NY – Town Hall (tickets) Tuesday, July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (tickets) Wednesday, July 31 – . . . → Read More: Beds to open for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy, July 29-31

Murphy Beds Take Ireland

Maybe not by storm, as in a 100-year flood, but by squall, like a few inches of slushy spring snow, or at the very least a pleasant little sun shower. We’re starting things off right in Dingle on June 11, and finishing up in Galway on the 17th at the Crane Bar. Both Jefferson and . . . → Read More: Murphy Beds Take Ireland

Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Murderous Murphy Beds

Some excerpts from the gothamist:

According to Smithsonian Mag, the Murphy Bed was originally invented around 1900 in San Francisco, when William Lawrence Murphy “was falling for a young opera singer and courting customs at that time would not permit a lady to enter a gentleman’s bedroom. His invention allowed him to stow . . . → Read More: Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Murderous Murphy Beds

Video: Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn 3/28/2013 “The Old Churchyard”

The Murphy Beds (featuring Stephanie Coleman on Fiddle). Recorded by Brad Klein and Twangbox Productions

 

Murphy Beds and Dawn Landes play Jalopy Theatre 3.28.2013

Hey friends, we’re excited to announce a show at one of our favorite venues, Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Thursday, March 28. We’re sharing the night with Dawn Landes, a super-talent of a singer, songwriter, and producer. This promises to be a special night full of guests and surprises, so mark your calendars!

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Murphy Beds and Friends to host CD Release Party at the Brass Monkey

When: Wednesday, December 19, 9:00PM Where: The Brass Monkey, new Backroom Who: Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer (The Murphy Beds) and Friends

photo by Jay Sansone

To celebrate the release of the new Murphy Beds record, Eamon O’Leary, Jefferson Hamer, and some talented Irish musician friends will host a concert and session in . . . → Read More: Murphy Beds and Friends to host CD Release Party at the Brass Monkey

“The Murphy Beds” album released, available on Bandcamp

In the spring of 2012, Eamon and Jefferson (that’s us, The Murphy Beds) recorded these ten tracks in our apartments on the Lower East Side and Park Slope, as well as in a studio space in Dumbo, seven floors up, right beside the Manhattan bridge. We had to wait for the trains to rumble . . . → Read More: “The Murphy Beds” album released, available on Bandcamp

New Murphy Beds Website

Hi everybody, we’re pleased to be up and running on the web. For news about the Murphy Beds, visit this site, or one of these:

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/murphybedsmusic

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TheMurphyBeds

Tumblr http://www.murphybedsmusic.tumblr.com

Cheers, Jefferson and Eamon