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Lauren Murphy is a Veteran Singer/Songwriter based out of Fairhope, Al who boasts nearly two decades of experience in the San Francisco Rock Arena. Compared to Janis Joplin & Grace Slick, Murphy's powerhouse vocals & passion have a grit all her own. Best known for her time in ZERO with Bob Weir guitarist, Steve Kimock and her late husband, The Judge, Lauren has been dubbed "Lady Willpower" by Relix Magazine. 'WWOZ NoLa Jazz & Heritage Radio" says "Excellent", and 'No Depression Magazine' reviews Murphy as "Simply Brilliant. Having worked w/ Papa Mali, members of Big Brother and the Holding Company, The JerryGarcia Band, Wavy Gravy, the Jefferson Airplane, Will Kimbrough, and many more music royalty, Murphy is now the keeper of the flame of a genre that began in the mid-1960's, pushing the limits of form and improvisation while remaining true to the message of song and sound. She is likewise a stand-alone songwriter who Jambase reviews as penning "songs from the heart, the real deal." She has been featured at the legendary 'Frog Pond Sunday Social" Folk Alliance House Concert for 5 consecutive seasons, and her music can be heard on radio stations from the West to East Coasts. 

"Every song on "El Dorado" 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. Never overproduced,
it's a perfect balance: no excess fat, but all the meat still on the bone. Choice players that came
together for a fantastic result. A record everyone should own in their collection" ~ No Depression Magazine


Click here to purchase Lauren's first Solo Cd in nearly a decade with GRAMMY NOMINATED PRODUCER, MOOKA RENNICK. Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, Ca., "El Dorado" is her most mature & masterful record yet, featuring the talents of Will Kimbrough, Mark Karan, and more. This highly anticipated album is a 10 song journey thru loss survival strength & redemption. Retail & Download Link here


THANKS TO THE BACKERS for being a part of, "El Dorado", dedicated to the loving memory of Lauren's late husband, Judge Murphy. The campaign came in at 125% of the Goal! Click the link to see the Kickstarter process in detail.  

VINYL HAS ARRIVED! Distribution details to follow. Please check back soon.



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IN MEMORIAM TO OUR JUDGE MURPHY 1950-2013 SEPT 15, 2013 : "It is with great sadness that we share the news that our beloved brother Judge Murphy passed away this afternoon at 1:05PM pst. He was in his mountain home surrounded by the deep love of his family & friends. His courage and strength have been nothing short of heroic. We love you Judge; you will be deeply missed and always remembered." Judge joined Zero in 1991, adding a voice to a band that had previously focused on instrumental material. More recently he fronted Lansdale Station with longtime partner Lauren Murphy.

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