Son of jazz-rock guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell, contemporary soul blues artist Murali Coryell grew up surrounded by great music. Murali began playing drums at age 8 and continued through junior high school. He started playing guitar after discovering the blues in his early teens. "I was into the music of Led Zeppellin, particularly a minor blues tune called "Since I've Been Loving You". My dad told me if I wanted to hear some real blues to get B.B. Kings "Live at The Regal" which, to this day, I consider one of the greatest recordings ever made. The emotion and sadness in B.B. King's voice and guitar really spoke to me. That's when I first picked up a guitar, took lessons and began listening to the music of other blues guitar greats like Clapton, Collins, Hendrix and Albert King. If you came to see Joe Lewis Walker at Uncle Bo's, that wonderful voice and guitar in the band was Murali Coryell.