"Chris Murphy has been steadily carving out a legacy as one of the best musicians and songwriters working anywhere near the Americana style for the last two decades and shows no signs of slowing down.”  - Craig Bowles (

Violinist/Singer-Songwriter/Music Producer

Chris Murphy is a Violinist/Singer-Songwriter/Music Producer based in Santa Monica, CA.


To his credit as a multi-instrumentalist performing and composing in several music genres he has released 12 albums of original music in the Jazz, Folk, Irish, Bluegrass, Classical, Electronic, New Age, and

World music genres all garnering multiple

“9/10 stars “and “Best Of “reviews. 


His beautiful, epic, emotional, playful renditions of his songs and instrumentals with violin reflect an endless creativity. His music has been influenced by Irish Folk Music, Film Noir music, 70’s singer/songwriters as well as Jazz masters Miles Davis and Chet Baker, pre-war acoustic Blues legends Blind Willie and Robert Johnson; writers Charles Bukowski, Raymond Carver, and eclectic American Roots masters Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and David Grisman.

                 Chris is currently the Artistic Director,  principal Violinist of The Teahouse Music Company, and the Dean Emeritus of

The Black Tree Music School in Santa Monica, CA.