Bobby Lee Murphy, using the stage name “Bobby Lee” hails from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. A carpenter by day, and by night (sometimes under a Full Moon), he can be found in his basement, where Free Reign Studio has produced HIS brand of new contemporary “Feeling Good” music. In an effort to revive the love of romance, that touches the soul and tugs at the cords of hope (which warms the heart), Bobby does all of the instrumentation and most of the vocal work on his CDs.
“I had to get a real job to afford my music habit, but that’s OK. I get to build houses for people to live in so they will have a place to play my music, when it finally gets out of the basement!!!” As he makes this comment he laughs and opens a drawer full of pictures showing that he has played music with a variety of people from the old school. These pictures include FireFall’s Jock Bartley and Rick Roberts, Poco, Chicago, Big Al and the Hi Fi’s, Flash Cadillac, the late Tommy Bolin and even opening gigs for the Everly Brothers and Paul Revere and the Raiders. You can hear Bobby say, “I may be an ‘Old F*rt’ but the music keeps me young at heart. There’s no limit to where sound can take you – if you let it – the more love in the music, the higher you can fly”
When ask if he still wants to “make it in the music business” his reply is, “Well, I guess that’s everyone’s dream – but I don’t count on it. If my friends like my music, well - that’s good enough for me!”
Still, don’t be too surprised if one night you drop into a coffee house and catch his “One Man Band” act where he has a full sound using two drum machines, four guitar synthesizers, playing bass pedals with his feet, performing his “all original” show. Oh yeah, did I fail to mention that he also runs the light show and plays several songs on the steel guitar. Even though with a chuckle he says, “It may be more fun to watch me than it is to listen!” you might just find yourself going home at the end of the night with a re