John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written).
Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age, which led to prescribed medication and eventually he was institutionalised for addiction and mental health. However, after turning his life he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin and a near fatal overdose which is harrowingly memorialised in his song Little Colored Balloons.
His current album A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist’s fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements. The revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another. To grasp the full emotion, the only way to see him is live.
Presented by Hey! Manchester.
This is an 18+ event.