I think Jessie Murphy In The Woods sound like one of those pink music boxes complete with spinning ballerinas and awkward pauses. The NYC-based trio has wowed many with their unique folk pop melodies, Murphy’s heartbreaking lyrics, and their fun rendition of The Sound Of Music’s “My Favorite Things.” Besides being in a cute band and playing a plethora of musical instruments, all members are NYC public school music teachers. They’re singing their haunting melodies on tour promoting their new album, Eight Belles. They play The Studio at Webster Hall on April 16 and The American Folk Art Museum on April 23. jessiemurphyinthewoods.com.
Jessie Murphy In The Woods: Teachers In Tutus!
—by Cristina Jimenez, April 20, 2010