On the roof of the now-defunct El Paso Science Museum.
My award for Keeping the Blues Alive from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
My decidion to move to El Paso in 2004. I accepted the position of Managing Director for El Paso Opera.
Austin Jimmy songbooks.
Busking in downtown El Paso. Photo by Keith B., Instagram, coffee2coctails photography.
Busking. Photo by Keith B., Instagram, coffee2coctails photography.
In Houston with the band SKITZ. We were based in Austin.
My jazz promo shot. If you look at my T-shirt, George Jones and I are in the same pose.
My award for my Service to the Arts from the Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County.
Various awards (L to R) - a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) for the New York State Blues Festival, my Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation, another SAMMY for Best Blues CD for my A History of Blues 4-CD box set, and a community award for service to music and the arts from the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Center.
Me and vocalist Joshua Lucero.
Caricature of Austin Jimmy Murphy and the Blues Alliance.
Beale St., Memphis, TN. Austin Jimmy Murphy performing on Beale St. in Memphis prior to its redevelopment (1970s).
In Breckenridge, CO, late 70s.
Austin Jimmy Murphy Opening up for Johnny Winter at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, TX, 2009.
Promo shot in downtown Syracuse, 1980s.
Tavern on the Square in Syracuse.
SKITZ with vocalist Doug Peterson (far rt). Photo by Ian Edwards.
Austin Jimmy and T-bone Rathbun in Houston, TX.
Skitz Austin, TX promo shot. We had some great recording sessions back in the day. Photo, Ian Edwards.
Pre-Skitz in Austin, (now deceased) drummer Steve Campbell, bassist T-Bone Rathbun in an old ranch we rented outside of Austin, TX, All we did was play music.
Playing for Tips Playing for tips and a meal at Casa Feliz in Oregon back in the 1970s.
Tom Coates, Hoag, Austin Jimmy Murphy having fun. 1970s in Oregon, Washington or British Columbia.
The first Blues Cruise on Oneida Lake in Upstate NY. Mike Petroff on the harp, Mark Tiffault on the snare and TA James on the bass.
Austin Jimmy on the first Blues Cruise.
Live in El Paso, TX At the Take II on Mesa St.
Pedals, pickups and paraphernalia. Original VOX Wah-wah and pedals, Nighthawks button (upper right), hi-tech cassette recorder under that, loose pickups, acoustic pickups, bullet mic, Echo chromatic harmonica
Green bullet mic Harp mic - made made at the Muzak store on the south side of Syracuse, NY, Hohner harps and guitar pickups
Various stuff everyone should have had.
Effect pedals, etc. suitcases.
Late 1970s acoustic instrument collection. Syracuse, NY. I still have the mandolin, the fiddle and the Guild Starfire to the right.
Early 1980s guitar collection. Austin, TX. Traded in the 3/4 size Fender (2nd from right) and must have sold or traded the Gibson SG bass on the floor, but I still have the others.
1963 Guild Starfire III Purchased in Nedrow, NY for $90 in 1970 or so.
1963 Guild Starfire III back
Old Standby Montgomery Ward amp and Silvertone guitar
Montgomery Ward bass amp, 1960s.
Silvertone Model 1448 in-case amp.
Sears Silvertone w/amp case. Still in working condition.
Sears Silvertone guitar With make-shift gold-fleck formica pick guard and replacement bridge and pickup. It's in rough shape.
1963 Guild Starfie III w/Montgomery Ward amp.
Guild Starfire III w/Montgomery Ward amp.
1980s Fender Tele.
1980s Fender Telecaster.
1970s Les Paul Standard. Purchased in Colorado.
1970s Les Paul Standard Purchased in Denver, CO in the mid 70s. It has 'Second' stamped in the back of the neck. So somewhere there is a flaw, but I never found it.