Saturday, Apr. 4, 1998

Lee Murdock celebrated in song the history, lore and lives of the people of the Great Lakes Region. In listening to his music, one might experience a squall while aboard ship, feel a lover's lament or gain inspiration from heroic tales of the human spirit.

Adept on both six-string and l2-string guitar, in his weathered baritone he sang time honored songs of sailors, modern ballads and original traditional music. His recording, Cold Winds, established his reputation as an outstanding storyteller, instrumentalist and arranger. Murdock says of folk songs that their universal appeal and sense of community goes beyond geography. His many CD's and audience response testify to his popularity.