Compton McMurry is a Memphis based singer-songwriter who captures listeners with imaginative lyrics and a soul-tinged folk-pop groove. Reminiscent of John Mayer, The Shins, and Gungor, McMurry is a songsmith who fuses sugary pop hooks with timeless stories and raw, acoustic textures.
In Texas, McMurry graduated from a small high school where he fell in love with beauty. As a University of Memphis student, he continues his pursuit of old things that are also good, and his songs lean heavily on inspiration from stories in the Bible and other classic literature.
In May he released his debut record, East, with Grammy-nominated engineer Logan Green in Memphis, TN. This project tells old stories that keep happening. The tunes are aptly catchy.