Brief Autobiography of the Author

A few years back I thought I was past my “best before” date and I needed the spiritual support my grandfather had always given me. My memories of him and his tales form the basis of these stories. Montreal (and Weir in the summers) was my home for about two decades. The stories ended when my grandfather died on August 3, 1960. I was twelve.

Over the years I was able to record two vinyl LPs and two CDs (all my own work) and one LP with other musicians and writers. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education (secondary) and taught for twenty-two years, became an emergency medical responder for six years, a volunteer firefighter for fifteen, and a town councilor for two years. (I’d mention here that volunteers make up approximately 80% of firefighting personnel in North America.)

Most of us have someone in the family who’s a little different, and John “Jack” Niven Walsh (1884-1960) was it for ours. He and I were a great fit in terms of personalities, and I’m sure my life would have worked out quite differently were it not for him.

I don’t know what the future holds for any of us, but I do know that I will carry Grampy with me for the rest of my life. His character is woven into the fabric of the stories, and I must admit some of mine shows through, too.

TB Murdoch (1947- )

More About TB Murdoch...

The music career of TB Murdoch, known to the music world as "Bruce Murdoch" included recording for Elektra Records and performing at many forums and coffee houses during the heyday of the folk revival and the singer/songwriter movement in Greenwich Village during the 1960s that produced Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, Eric Andersen and many more. He also performed at the Newport Folk Festival, in Carnegie Hall and recorded an album produced by Richie Havens for his label and an album produced by Radio Canada.
He has recently recorded 2 new collections of his latest songs.

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