Moe's Alley is thrilled to present the debut performance of MURALI CORYELL as part of our afternoon blues concert series.
Son of jazz-rock-fusion guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali Coryell grew up surrounded by great music— by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Carlos Santana. He began playing drums at age 8 and discovered the blues guitar in his early teens. He picked up most of what he learned from listening to stars like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix and Albert King.
The turning point in Coryell’s musical path came at age 15 when he attended the prestigious National Guitar Summer Workshop. ”For the first time in my life I got serious about my music,” Coryell explains. “I started playing all the time. I got into jazz.” After graduating from college with a degree in music theory and composition, he founded soul/blues band The Ambassadors. In 1994, he toured the world playing with Duke Robillard. Soon after, Coryell was signed by Big Mo Records, resulting in his Stax/Volt influenced debut, Eyes Wide Open. He made a great impression, and Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him “one promising new hound.” Since that time, Coryell has released several albums, including The Coryells, a collaboration with his father Larry and brother Julian.
In additon to performing with his own group, Murali has toured as a featured artist with his father and with award winning blues artist Joe Louis Walker.