Blues Singer/Guitarist performs at Fairfield University's Levee


Renowned blues singer/guitarist and recording artist Murali Coryell will jam with Brian Torff on electric bass and drummer Peter O'Brien on Friday, April 27, for two shows at 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., at the Levee, a pub on the Fairfield University campus.

Murali Coryell is more than jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell's son. Being raised in the midst of great music and musicians was a natural foundation for Murali to develop his own artistic style and talent. His father pushed him to discover his own sound, guiding him toward the classic blues greats such as B.B. King. In forming his own sound, Murali was influenced by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Stax/Volt and Al Green.

His debut album, "Eyes Wide Open," was released in 1995 on Big Mo Records. Since then he has recorded for the Chess family's newly formed CZYZ Records, which is"dedicated to artistry and performance. In his latest album "2120," the premiere release on this new label, Murali's soulful voice balances his powerful guitar licks and throws fresh Chicago-style blues and soul at your ears.

Brian Torff, music program director at Fairfield University, says, "Murali is one of the most promising and up-and-coming blues players on the scene today with a gritty and soulful sound. The band will jam on classic blues tunes and some of Murali's original compositions. It should be a great night."

Admission is free; the concert is sponsored by a grant from the FACE committee of Fairfield University. For additional information call Brian Torff at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2458.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 15, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 178