15 Years of Muruch!

Muruch is now a surly teenager. While the original site was created in 1999, it was in July, 2000 that I began posting “Muruch mp3s” to share new music with friends. If you’re interested in the site’s convoluted history, you can read the saga on the About page. We have a lot of things planned to celebrate Muruch‘s 15th anniversary – starting with today’s official launch of the Muruch.com for RAINN fundraising campaign and benefit album. And, of course, Muruch wouldn’t be Muruch without plenty of Allison Crowe…



A Best of 2015 So Far

​​By: Brn

“I Can’t Make You Love Me” Bonnie Raitt cover by SOAK

“A Summer in Ohio (The Last Five Years)” by Anna Kendrick

“Ring Of Keys (Fun Home)” by Sydney Lucas

“My Oh My” by Punch Brothers

“Old Kimball” by Anna and Elizabeth + The Murphy Beds

“Crossing Muddy Waters” by Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan

“They Just Keep Moving The Line” by Jeremy Jordan

“Veronique (On The Twentieth Century)” by Kristin Chenoweth

“Love and Love Alone (The Visit)” by Chita Rivera

“1000 Oceans,” Tori Amos cover performed by Kyle Dean Massey during Broadway Does Tori

“Song of Wandering Aengus” by Tiny Ruins (around 7 minutes in on her 13th Floor appearance)

“All I ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)” by Josh Groban + Sierra Boggess

Soak Covers Led Zepplin’ “Immigrant Song”

We introduced you to then relatively unknown Irish singer-songwriter SOAK (a.k.a. Bridie Monds-Watson) as part of Muruch’s “Surfacing” series over two years ago. Now Soak is signed to Rough Trade Records and set release her debut full-length album in June. In the meantime, here’s her eerie cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.”

Soak Official Site

Allison Crowe Launches New Bandcamp Subscription

Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe has been Muruch’s musical mascot for ten of our almost fifteen years of music blogging because of her extraordinary talent, artistic integrity and her open support of mp3/music blogs.

Long before the mainstream music industry embraced the internet, Allison pioneered the digital music frontier by offering free, legal mp3 downloads on her website and music blogs like Muruch. She also released digital albums through her own independent label, Rubenesque Records, on Amazon before the practice became the standard. Maintaining such creative control and openness with her fans has at times been to her own financial detrimate and cost her opportunities for more widespread fame, but no other artist has such a flawless record of artistic authenticity as Allison Crowe.

So it makes me very happy to announce a new way for Allison Crowe fans to support and gain even greater access to her spectacular music. Allison just launched a new Bandcamp subscription service. Here’s the official video announcement from Allison and her dog, Link:


The $40 per year subscription gives you instant access via Bandcamp’s app to Allison’s entire back catalogue of albums and any new albums — all available for streaming and permanent download in the digital format of your choice (a feature lacking on other streaming services like Spotify). The subscription also grants exclusive access to the Allison Crowe fan community, a 15% discount on physical merchandise (now and future) and the satisfaction of supporting this truly independent musician in a direct and substantial way…

Allison Crowe Bandcamp Subscription




Allison Crowe Official Site