Formed in the fall of 2004 by founding members Pat and
Benita Murphy, the band's "delta bluegrass" or "swinging
bluegrass", has evolved into a distinct musical personality that
seems to appeal to listeners across many genre's.
Benita Murphy on guitar, brings a swing influence to the
band by switching between bluegrass rhythm and moving
swing chords. Singing most of the lead vocal, she is also the
principle songwriter and arranger.
Pat Murphy on banjo keeps the bluegrass drive and lends his
creative ideas in the arrangements. Singing together over the
years with Benita, they have developed the tight blend and
phrasing of "family" style harmony.
George Mason on fiddle, comes to the group from Harrison,
AR where he grew up on bluegrass and then went on to
perform with major touring acts, as well as working as musical
director for the Osmond family for six years. He joined the
Murphy’s in May, 2010 bringing not only superb skills on
the !ddle, but a tenor voice that blends beautifully with the
Murphy’s along with songwriting experience to enhance the
On upright bass, newest member, Joshua Faul from Gulfport,
MS, is new to bluegrass, but experienced in many diverse
genre’s of music. Josh anchors the band with innovative
playing and solid groove.
The band has carved out a niche and favor with fans and press
alike, performing various concerts, festivals, music venues and
events around the southeast.