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The Murphy Beds entrance listeners with traditional folk, close harmonies and the beautiful imagery of their lyrics. Photo: Anna Colliton

ARTS Pick: The Murphy Beds

Traditional folk duo Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer (above) sing and play the guitar, bouzouki and mandolin as The Murphy Beds. They draw on experience from Irish and American traditions (O’Leary grew up in Dublin and Hamer has roots in the New York music scene) on numbers like “Rise Up, My Darling,” a folk song […]

Be the first to get your hands on Danny Schmidt’s upcoming release, Owls, on Thursday at the Southern. Photo: Chris Carson

ARTS Pick: Danny Schmidt

Although acclaimed singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt is currently based out of Austin, Texas, his musical career began in Charlottesville. A contemporary of Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri, Schmidt got his start playing The Prism Coffeehouse and The Gravity Lounge, and was named oneof “the 50 most significant songwriters of folk in the last 50 years” by “The Midnight […]