Joe Murphy has been a fixture in the East Coast blues scene for the past forty years. He got his start sitting in with Dutch Mason in 1972, and played harp and guitar on Dutchie’s last album, Half Ain’t Been Told. Murphy also contributed harp to Garrett Mason’s Juno Award winner I’m Just A Man, and has played with most of the blues acts who’ve come east in the last thirty years. His Water Street Blues Band has backed up Otis Rush, Johnnie Johnson, Johnny Sansone, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and the late great Pinetop Perkins, to name a few. Joe’s most memorable gigs include playing harp for three nights with John Lee Hooker, and a wonderful week playing harp for Sunnyland Slim. A Halifax institution, Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band have one of the longest running blues matinees in Halifax, playing every Saturday at Your Father’s Mustache for the last two decades.