A Psychedelic Summer Night w/ The Lauren Murphy Band & special guests

A Psychedelic Summer Night w/ The Lauren Murphy Band & special guests

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 Advance/$20 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

The Lauren Murphy Band
The Lauren Murphy Band
Tonight's show highlights the return of Legacy player and one of Northern California's most beloved singer-songwriters, Lauren Murphy. Having relocated from Ca. to Alabama 2 years ago, Murphy reunites with her West Coast Band for one night only. Lauren 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.

It's always quite the affair when Murphy returns to Ca; As one DJ recently said "Celebrity Musicians seem to rain down upon her stage."

Tonight she will be backed by some of the finest players on the Barbary Coast. Her band boasts the talents of Vince Littleton on drums (Merl Saunders/Super Diamond), Mike Sugar on Bass (Jambay), young guitar wizard James Harman, and Mountain Fiddler Lisa Bond with Special Guests TBA.
Lauren Murphy Trio featuring The Harmans
Lauren Murphy Trio featuring The Harmans
Lauren is widely known for her soulful vocals, ranging from the purest
tones to down right powerhouse grit, as well as her award winning
compositions.

A charismatic performer who relates intimately with her audience, Murphy's
finely honed chops are enough to seduce even the toughest critics. Her
repertoire boasts a little something for everyone. In 2010, Glide Magazine
listed her version of Allen Toussaint's "On The Way Down" with Steve
Kimock, Bobby Vega, The Judge, and ZERO, as one of the Top 5 all time
covers, along side Government Mule, Widspread Panic, and Phish. Murphy has
also worked closely w/ Wavy Gravy & SEVA Foundation over the years.

No Depression Magazine said of her newest release , "Simply Brilliant; A
record everyone should have in their collection. Every song hits in places
that everyone who ever draws breath is likely to feel: a sudden flush of
the cheeks, a tightening of the muscles that control laughter or tears, or
maybe in the pit of the stomach. Emotional Honesty, The Real Deal, these
songs of strength are delivered by Lauren's signature smoky vocals, and
just enough less detachment to make damned sure that when the lyrics make
her bleed, you're going to bleed too."

Paul Liberator of the Marin IJ seconds that emotion stating, "It would
make Judge proud."

As a live performer she's been described as brassy, bawdy and graceful.
Lauren has played many of the largest concert halls and festivals on the
West Coast, as well as recently being a guest Lecturer on The Craft of
Southern Songwriting at "Millsaps College's Art & Lecture Series". She is
also spotlighted on NBC Mobile's "Live from the Stacks" music feature.
Lauren's songs can be heard on mainstream radio stations from the Atlantic
to the Pacific.

Compared to Patty Griffin, EmmyLou Harris, & Grace Slick, with the passion
of Janis Joplin, Murphy is completely unique in her vocal stylings.
Sensitive and powerful, she captivates her audience with finely crafted
tales that will free you mind and make you dance.

"Lady Willpower" ~ Relix Magazine

"Excellent" ~ WWOZ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Radio

"A Musical Direct Hit" ~ Indie Music.com

"Talent like this may never pass this way again"~ Haight Street Music News
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/