Murali Coryell has a story that is unique and has been growing since before he was born. Held by Hendrix, lived with Santana, dinners with Miles Davis, opened for B.B. King , played with Buddy Guy: Murali Coryell is an artist that defies category. The latest CD release “Mr. Senator” is described by Guitar Player Magazine as “delightfully bluesy rock and soul”. American Blues Scene has praised “Mr. Senator” as a “Timely Album” as it tackles political issues of today. Jimmy Webb , Judy Collins, BIll Evans and Joe Louis Walker, or anyone familiar with Murali Coryell has praised his talents. Acclaimed by Billboard, CNN, Rolling Stone, & The New York Times, singer/guitarist/songwriter Murali Coryell is a rising force in contemporary American music. Murali Coryell is the son of jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell and grandson of TV, film and stage actress Carol Bruce. Murali has been dazzling audiences for years with passionate and dynamic live performances that always leave them wanting more.
Murali is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write and play guitar with the best in the business. As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, & Carlos Santana. Now with 8 CD’s to his credit. Murali Coryell graduated SUNY, New Paltz College in 1992 with a degree in Music Theory and Composition. In 1994, Murali got his first touring experience backing up Folk Music icon Richie Havens. In 1995, Murali joined Duke Robillard’s touring band and was quickly signed as a solo artist resulting in the stax/volt influenced “Eyes Wide Open”. In 1999 Murali recorded “2120” for Marshall Chess in which Rolling Stone named Murali “One promising new hound”. In addition to touring with his own band, Murali has toured as a featured artist with Larry Coryell, Bill Evans, and Joe Louis Walker. “Murali’s 2009 CD release “Sugar Lips” reached # 5 in 2010 on the Living Blues Radio Chart and was recorded in Nashville with Tom Hambridge Grammy winning producer of Buddy Guy. Cortney Harding of Billboard called it “one sweet triptych across the musical map”. The 2014 release “Restless Mind” recorded in Austin, TX has been described by many as some of Murali’s best work to date. Building on a successful musical and recording formula in Austin, Murali has released the next chapter of his recording career with the 2016 release “Mr. Senator” with special guests saxophonist Bill Evans, bassist Tony Levin and guitarist/vocalist Louie Ortega. Murali Coryell was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013 and was a 2014 BMA Nominee for DVD of the year, Murali Coryell-“Live”