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Welcome to the official web site for the songs and music of Joel Murach.

The Low Rollers

To learn more about Joel's new band, visit thelowrollers.com.

Murder Ballads Bash (Oct 30 2011)

Joel played his song "Ghost in the river" at the 10th annual Murder Ballads Bash at the Starry Plough, which was recorded. If you want, you can listen to it.

Yoga Girl (2010)

Joel wrote a jokey song called "Yoga girl". You can watch a video of it, or you can listen to it.

Lucky One Way (2009)

Joel Murach - Lucky One Way

The first album from Joel Murach and the Low Rollers. Long live the Low Rollers!

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Free Range Donut (2005)

Joel Murach - Free Range Donut

Unlike Greetings from the Middle of Nowhere with its multi-layered instrumentation and numerous guest musicians, Free Range Donut features only Joel's voice and guitar. An honest and compelling lo-fi album that forsakes studio trickery. No donuts were harmed in the making of this album. Recorded by Brett D. Cline (aka Young Frying Rabbit).

Track List

1. Close Your Eyes
2. Cry Me a River (Let It Flow to the Sea)
3. Talking Duct Tape
4. My Heart Exploded
5. All My Ex-Girlfriends
6. I Wish I Had a Tuba
7. In Love on the Fourth of July
8. If You Stole the Baby Jesus
9. Ila
10. Long Black Hair and a Pretty Face
11. Little Red Shoes
12. Talking Too Much Whiskey
13. The Old Swimming Hole
14. You'll Be the Sun

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Greetings from the Middle of Nowhere (2003)

Joel Murach - Greetings from the middle of nowhere

Painstakingly recording over several years in a series of basements, garages, sheds, and cabins, Greetings from the Middle of Nowhere features ten Joel Murach originals comfortably nestled within intricate layers of acoustic guitar, fiddle, pedal steel, electric guitar, bass, drums, organ, musical saw, and musical broom played by some of the SF Bay Area's finest local musicians including Carrie Bradley, Jason Kleinberg, Joe Rut, Melanie DeGiovanni, Max Butler, Paul Rustigian, Cynthia Wigginton, and John Ormsby. Recorded and co-produced by Joe Rut.

Track List

1. Blue eyes blue
2. Two million miles away
3. Fall into place
4. Ragged lullaby
5. The middle of nowhere
6. Falling so far
7. Crooked
8. Esmerelda
9. Give it time
10. Starry old sky

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The 86 Years (1998-2006)

Albums by 86 (1999 - 2006)

Here are eleven of Joel's songs that were originally released on three 86 CDs between 1999 and 2006. 86 is Jason Kleinberg on guitar/violin/vocals, Andy Davis on banjo/vocals, Joe Rut on guitar/lap steel/vocals, Joel Murach on bass/vocals, and Tom Murach on drums.

Track List

1. Anna Walks By
2. Wildflowers
3. Don't Close Your Eyes
4. California Flyer
5. Beer-Soaked Day
6. Long Way To Go
7. She Fell Asleep On The Train
8. It's Nothing that the Whiskey Won't Cure
9. It Looks Like I'll Never Be a Rock Star
10. You Are A Star
11. Three Sheets To The Wind

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86 (the band) Web Site

www.86theband.com

The Paddlefoot Years (1995-1998)

Here are eight of Joel's songs that were originally released on the two Paddlefoot CDs along with two unreleased songs from those sessions. All songs feature Jason Kleinberg on viola, Timothy McCrystle on electric guitar, Lee Chae on electric guitar/mandolin, Joel Murach on bass/vocals, and Phil Hereso on drums. Corey Allen Porter played lap steel on "Twist Away" and "Take a Picture," and Margaret Moore sang backup vocals on "Tank Hill." All songs were engineered by Greg Freeman. Both CDs are currently out of print.

Track List

1. Twist Away
2. Take A Picture
3. 64 Corvair Part 2
4. Kangaroo's Paw
5. She's Moving Back Home
6. The Angel's Share
7. Amaxti Smiled
8. Tank Hill
9. Armenian Wedding
10. Airplane

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