This years French Quarter Pyrate Parade theme is “It Takes A Pillage” and features the original Krewe Of Pyrates (complete with bead cannons), the spectacular Noisician Coalition, many walking Krewes and special guests!
Besides his multitudinous talents as a very busy part of the NOLA music community for the last 23 years, McMurray is deeply committed to GIVING BACK to his city. He has paid his dues more than once – washed dishes, dug ditches, sold his guitar to survive, nearly died from a mysterious ailment, been a substitute teacher…founder/co-producer of ChazFest (New Orleans original 9th ward music festival alternative); the Fifth Season Cinema Tuesday nights in the summer; the Schatzy band; the Happy Talk Band; 00Doug/Alex, 007, Royal Fingerbowl, The Tin Men – and of course the shanty singing Valparaiso Mens Chorus (just to name a few). He’s performed around the world, but is firmly rooted in his beloved New Orleans Bywater community with his wife (artist Kourtney Keller) and their cats; supporting his community with his time, talent and ability.
His latest album is titled “How To Be A Cannonball”.