Born Michael Murchison (Murch) in Bayonne, New Jersey (NJ) USA,
a Military Oceanal Terminal. I regularly traded with Sailors from Liver-
pool Engl., my Motown-for their British Blues 45's. I sang & I played
air-guitar with a broom, so my Mom Doris purchased a guitar for me
and soon sent me for tuning lessons. At "Max’ Tavern" I met Jimmy
Reed, I was fascinated, he showed me the A-barre chord fingering!
My high school band APPLE CORE opened for "Steel Mill" (now
Bruce Springsteen) and for James Cotton. Cotton then hired me to
tour with him. 1965 I record guitar on THE BOY FROM NEW YORK
CITY with The Adlibs. 1983 I record as “Murch” on I’M GOING TO
SEND YOU BACK TO YOUR MOTHER for Spivey Records. 1975 -
1988 I led MOONBEAM, my NJ band. My 1989 CHELSEA BLUES
BAND initiated Terra Blues Club, where “POWERS FREQUENCY”
still holds a 10PM Friday spot, and I perform solo 7PM Mondays.
Track#1 "1976"-this was the year of divorce. Tracks 5, 6, 7 are my
former POWDER KEG BAND. 2001 Smooth Records records my
vinyl “BRICK WALL” (out of print) w/the Brian Adams’ rhythm section.
Baryon Records released my 1st two acclaimed CD’s ONYX ROOT
2005 W.C.HandyAward nominations; then PRODIGAL SON 2007
BluesMusicAward nom’s. I wrote Istanbul onstage while touring Asia.
2006 I was honored with the Eddie Durham Living Legend & Master
Guitarist Award”. I perform solo on a self-released DVD- 4 GUITARS.
2011 ZoHoRecords released CD REVOLUTIONARY BOOGIE.
2012 I was inducted into the “NEW YORK BLUES HALL OF FAME