Order the Sitka Sun Album
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Sitka Sun is the instrumental project of bassist/arranger Patrick Murphy. In this self-titled debut release, Murphy joined forces with producer and engineer Angelo Peters to create a cohesive album of psychedelic textures and meditative rhythm soundscapes. Recorded in Ithaca, New York, this album release is brought to fruition through collaboration with the Long Road Society record label based in Oakland, California.
Sitka Sun takes form as an ensemble in Oakland, California led by bassist Patrick Murphy. Most often as a 6-piece outfit, the ensemble features musicians from the Bay Area. Welcoming collaboration and special guests, you can expect to hear the ensemble play interpretations of the material from the record with fresh perspective. In addition to these familiar songs, the ensemble plays Murphys' arrangements of new original material. The group has been recently featured at prominent Bay Area art galleries such as the Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, CA as well as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPHA) in Berkeley, CA.
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