Recap: James McMurtry showcases Complicated Game at NonCOMM

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James McMurtry | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
James McMurtry | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

James McMurtry kept things simple during his set on the final night of NonCOMM. The Texan showcased his new record Complicated Game, released on a label of the same name earlier this year.

He opened with the chuckle-worthy lines of “Honey don’t you be yelling at me when I’m cleaning my gun / I’ll wash the blood off the tailgate when deer season’s done” from “Copper Canteen,” a dry humor showing through in both the wit of his lyrics and the subtlety of his banter. The only non-Game song McMurtry performed was set closer “Down Across the Delaware,” a geographically appropriate track from 1995’s Where’d You Hide the Body. Listen back to the set and view photos below.

Setlist
Copper Canteen
You Got to Me
How’m I Gonna Find You Now
Ain’t Got a Place
Long Island Sound
Down Across the Delaware

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