Lightning Rod Records will release James McMurtry – Live in Europe on October 13, 2009. The albim will document McMurtry’s first European tour, In early 2009 McMurtry and his band traveled overseas to play in Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and Belgium. Recordings from the Amsterdam, Netherlands and Geislingen, Germany concerts were combined to create the album.
The album includes a bonus DVD featuring performances from the Amsterdam show. This marks the first time fans will be able to purchase video footage of McMurtry live in concert. The deluxe vinyl version includes inserted copies of the CD and DVD. Fellow Austin-based songwriter Jon Dee Graham opened the shows and joins the band on a version of his tune “Laredo” on the bonus DVD.