Brothers Mike & Steve Murphy launched their duo in 1977 after Steve came off the road playing with Highway. In April of 1980, they added bass and drums and became the Murphy Brothers Band. Playing continuously for 43 years across the Midwest, the band still maintains an active schedule.
The Murphy Brothers Band was inducted into the Mid-America Hall of Fame in 2012, and Steve was also inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2014. The band released two original CDs, Synergy in 2007 and True North in 2017. New music will be released again this year.
In the early years, the band shared stages with REO Speedwagon, Styx, The Guess Who, Keith Urban, Koerner Ray & Glover, Bill Haley’s Comets, Bob Segar System, Cheap Trick among others.
In the past 20 years the MBB has shared the bills with Marshall Tucker, Little River Band, Vince Neil, Crow, Great White, Freddy Jones Band, Pat Benatar, Eddie Money as well as Martin Zellar. The MBB has backed up Gwen Matthews, played the Vikings Training Camp, Oleson Park Music Pavilion in Fort Dodge, Rock Bend Folk Festival various RibFest's, Blues on Belgrade, Arnold's Park Concert Series, Draw Park Summer event series in Ramsey, Solstice, Tune it up for the Troops, Paradise Theater in Faribault, and played the Vetter Stone Amphitheater and the Kato Ballroom.
The Murphy Brothers talent, synergy and persona have brought them success, acquiring a loyal fan base across the region. The band lost Steve, friend, brother and original Murphy Brother in August 2020 but continues to please audiences by performing Classic Rock, Blues, Americana as well as originals in his name.