James L. McMurtry, along with his Austin-based band, James McMurtry & The Heartless Bastards
, is a self-described "rock & roots" guitarist and singer-songwriter, drawing on elements of alt-country
and old-fashioned texas rock
. The son of novelist Larry McMurtry, James was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962, and grew up in Virginia. James McMurtry's seventh studio album, Childish Things
, was released on Compadre Records in the fall of 2005. As writer L.E.