Lauren Murphy
Lauren Murphy Baton Rouge, La. born Touring artist, Lauren Murphy is best known for her background vocals with the San Francisco based band Zero(Steve Kimock, Robert Hunter, Judge Murphy), and as band leader/main composer of Lansdale Station(2005-2013), the award winning act she established with her late husband, legendary vocalist, The Judge. Relocating from the Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 2012, her recent compositions are notably some of the best in her career, and quite a buzz is circulating on social media and in the press. Her shows have been largely sold out,thanks to the popularity of new songs 'El Dorado', 'Snow on the Dogwoods',and 'Sweet Louisa'. A classically trained musician who studied at LSU, Lauren has primarily worked in the rock and roll arena, and is respected as an iconic singer throughout Northern and Central California. Mourning the death of her singing partner, Judge Murphy(9/15/2013), she has turned back toward her love of the warm toned acoustic music she began her career with over 15 years ago. During that time she's worked with some of the industry's best and played many destination venues and festivals. Her music can be heard on main stream and public radio stations around the world. Murphy is currently recording her new CD with Grammy Nominated Producer, Mooka Rennick of Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, Ca. It will feature an all-star lineup of veteran players she's worked with over the years. Compared to Patty Griffin, EmmyLou Harris, & Grace Slick, with the passion of Janis Joplin, Murphy is completely unique in her vocal stylings. Brassy, sensitive, and powerful, she captivates her audience with finely crafted tales that span the gambit of the human condition. When she isn't touring, Lauren enjoys working on her acerage in the tiny mountain town of Apple Hill California, with her young daughter.