Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aug/Sept Update

 It's time for another update. Shows have been posted for September. Hope to see you all out at one of them. I am still waiting on confirmation date and time for this years Ragsdale Hootenanny. Trust me when I say all artists are looking forward to this after losing the venue last year. this year I know all of us Pott County boys will be there and Pee Wee Moore, as well as many others.

 Isaiah left music entirely this past week. So I am looking for a drummer to fill in dates for September and possibly one to become a permanent fixture of The Prairie Fire. Please contact me if interested.

 I also cut my finger pretty bad and at this time cannot play guitar. It should be healed and stitched out by the 1st of September though. Doctors told me not to worry about missing shows.

 That's about all for now. Still not a fan of Internets, so look for sporadic updates. To tell the truth I really miss the days of cut and paste newsletters and postcards sent through the mail. Unfortunately, that's no longer the way the world works.

 Until next time
 - Christophe

Friday, August 21, 2015

Isaiah Harrell Leaves Music

 With a sad heart it's time to say goodbye to Isaiah Harrell. We had a long road with it's ups and downs. A lot of people don't understand how he can come to a decision so suddenly, but I've been there. Maybe not for the same reasons, but I can empathize. I respect his decision as we all should. Enjoy the music he left for us. If he ever decides to come back he knows he has a place to make sounds with me and many others he has met along the way.

 Here is a message from Isaiah himself:

 "Sorry everyone, but music is no more for me. Thank you everyone for the amazing memories, I will cherish each and everyone of you. I have spent an amazing amount of time learning from some incredible individuals and have shared the stage with some of the most talented people I will every get to meet. I have written songs that have brought people to resolve, happiness, tears, sorrow, joy, excitement and so many other emotions that I can't even imagine. It is with tears in my eyes and sadness in my heart to say goodbye to everyone but I am through. To all the musicians out there keep your head up, to all of the people who are still on the rise... make it big for me. To everyone who has had my back from the age of 3, thank you all... your presence in my life was never overlooked. Enjoy the ride.... remember it's only a ride. I'm so sorry for anyone I have disappointed along the way, but it's over. Farewell: Isaiah Justin Harrell"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

General Update

 I know I've been lax on the updates as of late, from e-mail list to website. Currently prepping and booking for the festival season. Shows with SouthSide KrazyKidz, The All New Prairie Fire and of course some solo outings as well. New fun merch in the works too. Just letting you all know I didn't die. Keep checking back, I'll be out making some noise soon.

- Christophe

Monday, April 13, 2015

Paws 4 A Cure 2015 T-Shirt Now Available

 Paws 4 A Cure, the publicnot for profit organization that helps out families that can not afford healthcare for their pets, has just released it's 2015 T-shirt. The proceeds from the shirt go back into the organization to help those in need.

 The back of the shirt includes the names of many loved ones who have been lost over the past year including Sabre. If you would like to pick one up it is available on their site here:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SouthSide KrazyKidz "Number 1"

 The SouthSide KrazyKidz are at it again. This new video was released this morning. You can download the song on iTunes, Amazon, etc.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Eternal: Guardian of Light

A battle is raging across the dimensions in which a shaman rises against the evil forces which are infesting them in an attempt to conquer them all. The Eternal: Guardian of Light. This is the latest film project Christophe has signed on to be a part of. There is a great creative cast on this including: Guy Lozier, (4) of God In A Machine, Rusty Teasdale of No Association, Billyboy O. Morris, Alexander Sparinsky, Michael Vaccaro, Steve and Steph Vernon, Van Damme, Christophe Murdock and more.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Red Dirt Report - Audra And The Whippoorwills Perform Debut Show Thursday

 The Red Dirt Report came by my house to do an interview with Audra about the band. They published this article the day before our debut show.

Audra and the Whippoorwills perform debut show Thursday

Sarah Hussain / Red Dirt Report
Isaiah Harrell, Audra Elizabeth and Christophe Murdock practice performing "Ophelia Green" Monday night.
NORMAN, Okla. – Audra and The Whippoorwills have only been together for three months and they are already quickly making a name for themselves around Norman.
Audra Elizabeth began singing and performing on her own, but decided late August that she wanted to add a few more instruments to her sound.
Christophe Murdock was hosting an open mic at The Deli, where he and Audra met and shortly after they decided to try merging their talents.
Murdock brought on board drummer Isaiah Harrell, the two are in another band together.
With Audra’s vocals and acoustic guitar backed up by Murdock’s twelve-string guitar and Harrell’s percussion, the trio gives the Americana, folk, old-school country feel to soothe the soul.
Red Dirt Report was invited to their weekly Monday practice and jam session in Murdock’s home where they performed one of Audra’s favorites, "Ophelia Green."
Audra said the song is about a girl “wandering and taking the world on. Not staying in one place. Not being afraid to just go out and explore.”
Their first show is from 9 p.m.-midnight Thursday at Red Brick Bar off Main Street in Norman where they will be playing "Ophelia Green," along with many more that Audra has written.
Audra and Murdock praised Red Brick Bar saying it is a very nice and relaxed setting.
“They really go out of their way to make you feel welcome,” Murdock said. “They make us feel like family. I wouldn’t want to do my debut show anywhere else.”
Audra seemed humbled to have this entire experience.
“It feels weird to me to get to do something I love so much, to be thrown into this new environment,” she said.
Admission is free into the bar, which is 21 and up. There will be an opening act by Gentry, then Audra and The Whippoorwills will take the floor.
Make sure to check them out on their website and Facebook page. Also, mark your calendars for more upcoming shows both in Norman, December 12 at McNellies and December 19 at Othello’s.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out RDR's review of Audra Elizabeth's solo CD Bare Bones
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