Murray McLauchlan began writing songs and performing them in his late teens. After playing at major music festivals, such as the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Mariposa, where he appeared alongside Jim Croce and John Prine, he began to attract wider attention on the club circuit, playing such well known rooms as The Riverboat in Toronto, the Bitter End in New York, The Main Point in Philadelphia, and the famous Earl of Old Town in Chicago. Before Murray had actually recorded an album of his own, his ‘Child’s Song’ was already well known after being recorded by American folk star, Tom Rush.
Now, thirty odd years later, Murray has eighteen albums to his credit on both True North Records and Capitol Records. Murray has won 11 JUNO Awards, as well as RPM “Big Country” Awards and Toronto music awards. His songs have been covered by many other artists, most recently the U.S. rock band Widespread Panic, as well as has been featured in high school text books. Murray has been both a radio and television host, as well as the author of a book. In 1993, Murray was appointed to the Order of Canada.
The most recent projects are the highly successful album, ‘Human Writes’, released in the fall of 2012 which scored high on the U.S. Cashbox Roots charts, and was played extensively in the U.K. and Europe as well as Australia. In addition, Murray continues to appear with the popular group Lunch At Allen’s after over a decade of touring and several popular albums.