John Miller Murry (born 1979) is an American musician, singer/songwriter, composer and co-owner of Evangeline Records. His debut self-titled record was issued on Evangeline Records in 2012 and listed by Uncut as one of the best records of 2012. He has recorded and toured with Memphis singer/songwriter Bob Frank and San Francisco singer/songwriter Chuck Prophet. He is from Tupelo, Mississippi and currently lives in Oakland, California.
Murry's debut solo record was titled The Graceless Age, and details his struggle with substance abuse. It was released in 2012 in the UK on Bucket Full of Brains and 2013 in the US and Australia on Evangeline Recording Co. and Spunk Records, respectively. It received critical acclaim frm a number of magazines including Uncut, Mojo, and Rolling Stone. NPR said the record's "deep rock 'n' roll is alluring, emotional and infectious,", while the American Songwriter said it was filled with songs about "drugs and near-death experiences" that had "standouts everywhere.". Q Magazine called it "Intensely beautiful... Like Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and Josh T Pearson rolled into one really broken dream. The record featured a song called "Little Colored Balloons," chronicling Murry's near-overdose from heroin, the video for which was directed by Chuck Mobley and premiered on Billboard.