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Michael Martin Murphey Tapes Live DVD

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Michael Martin Murphey is planning to release a live DVD of a recent concert in Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville.

On Friday, April 4, Murphey played to a sold-out crowd at the Franklin Theatre with his Rio Trio band. Rio Trio is Murphey’s nickname for the band — a play off of his larger band, the Rio Grand Band — which featured Murphey with bass player Gary Roller and 18-year-old Shaun Richardson.

“I am having more fun than ever. I get to do things like take an 18-year-old on his first tour,” Murphey says of Richardson, who plays 20 instruments including fiddle, guitar and mandolin.

Students from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., taped the show in order to produce a DVD for sale in the future.

For fans who didn’t have the chance to make the show and can’t wait for the DVD release, the 69-year-old entertainer typically visits Nashville six or seven times during his 150-200 shows a year. A full tour lineup is available on his website.

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