Matthew Tyler Murphy known as Matt "Guitar" Murphy, was an American blues guitarist. He was associated with Memphis Slim, The Blues Brothers and Howlin' Wolf.
Harmonica or harp wizard James Cotton enlisted Murphy to join his James Cotton Blues Band and were a force in the 70s rock and roll/blues scene. Murphy’s crisp clean finger work would go note for note with Cotton’s wicked harp and is especially tasty on the 1974 release of 100 % Cotton, which landed in Billboard magazine’s top 200 albums; something very rare for a blues record. Check out the fireworks on Boogie Thing and Rocket 88, two standouts that show off the driving blues, and boogie woogie of the day. He also played on records released by Etta James, Ike Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Chuck Berry, Billy Boy Arnold, and Otis Rush.
In a career that spans six decades, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy started off as a Gibson man, using a hollowbody 335 or 345, played through a Fender Twin Reverb and sometimes a Quad Reverb. He’s also been seen ripping through material on a Godin Multiac Spectrum SA, and a Guild A 150-B (in the movie), but his favourite axe, which would become his signature guitar was the Cort MGM I, a Korean make with a sunburst or honey finish. #mattguitarmurphy #bluesbrothers #fender #fenderstratocaster #stratocaster #guitar #guitarist #guitaristsofinstagram