The Mur River Rounders drink from holy waters at the shrine of Americana and play the music streaming from an AM radio while driving in a clapped out Chevi from the Appellation hills to the gulf of Mexico, making a few stops in Bakersfield, Memphis and Laurel Canyon. The group captures the rawness and energy; as well as the haunting melancholic harmonies of this American folk music in their sound.
The Mur River Rounders was started by Philip Daniel a few years after he somehow ended up in Graz Austria after a stint playing on the street and in the coffee houses of Shoredich London. Born in Australia, and after a formative road trip through The States at the age of twenty one with a beaten up Gibson B25, he became obsessed with the banjo and later moved on to mastering old timey fiddle. He's still trying to figure that out.
A multi-instrumentalist, he's played banjo in many groups, projects, and sessions, including The Remains, The Wedded Bliss, I Dream In Transit as well as a short stint as punk bass thumber in Brat Farrar for two European tours.
Philip found a musical brother in Gilbert Koller and started the Americana infusions. Gilbert's blood now runs off the stuff and is an exceptional guitar picker and singer.
Joined in 2016 by Julian Rogge, the noise-classical guitarist took up the bull fiddle and rounded out the bands sound.