LAUREN MURPHY MUSIC

 
 

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92ZEW adds 2 songs from the new Album, "El Dorado" to roation

 

Thanks to DJ Catt Sirten and the 92 ZEW crew for adding "Sweet Louisa" & "The Ballad of Booker & Honey" to the rotation! Call in and request here if you live in the Lower Alabama listening area http://92zew.net/wordpress/

 

New Track added of Lauren's rendition of the oldest Murder Ballad in the English Language

 

This morning we would like to share with you a tune from an artist we are all extremely proud of, the lovely, and talented Lauren Murphy Entertainer. "The Dreadful Wind and The Rain," a murder ballad, penned by an anonymous author, originates from fourteenth century England. The song tells the tale of two sisters, and their jealousy over a suitor. This is Lauren Murphy's take, which adds the twist of a haunting and unforgettable "Bridge" to the song, that was never present in any other version known to date. Lauren's version features Dave Zirbel on dobro, Johnny "Mojo" Flores on 1957 Supro Slide, Paul Olguin on stand up bass, Vince Littleton on percussion, and Lauren, herself, on Vocals, and Rhythm Guitar. Add the Production & Additional Arrangement by Mooka Rennick of Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, Ca, and you have one of the most unique renditions of "The Dreadful Wind and The Rain." Now sit back, close your eyes, and let Lauren tell you a story. (Photo Courtesy of Chad EdwardsMCE Photography, Fairhope Al.)

https://soundcloud.com/laurenmurphymusic-1/08-the-dreadful-wind-the-rain

 

 

Mississippi Public Broadcasting NPR adds "For the Love of Texas Ellen" to their radio rotation

 

In the Greater Jackson Mississippi Metropolitan Area, the song Can be requested & heard on DJ Bill Ellison's Saturday evening show, "Grassroots". 91.3fm

or listen live by following the link & prompts

http://www.mpbonline.org/grassroots/

 

KVMR NPRadio adds "For the Love of Texas Ellen" to rotation

 

88.3 Fm Placerville, Camino, Pollock Pines

104.7 Woodland

105.1 Truckee

Eastern Northern Mountain and Central California can request this pre-release cut by calling 530-265-9073

Connect here http://www.kvmr.org/

 

Lauren partners with Crystal Basin Winery to raise funds for Victims of the King Fire

 

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/print/?edition=2014-10-03&ptitle=B4

 

New CD/Vinyl Update + King's Fire Release TB Delayed

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1729727438/el-dorado-a-new-solo-album-and-cd-by-lauren-murphy/posts/993172

 

Lauren Murphy's Kickstarter to Fund Raise for the new Album

 

Grammy Nominated Producer Mooka Rennick & Lauren Murphy team up for her first solo CD in nearly a decade.

"El Dorado" will be dedicated in tribute to my late husband, vocalist & songwriting partner, Judge Murphy, who I recently lost to a 4 year battle with Cancer and Organ Transplant Failure. 

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

I'm a veteran performer/songwriter based out of The Sierra Nevada in California, and this will be my first solo album in nearly a decade. For the last 15 years I sang along side my husband Judge in the bands ZERO & Lansdale Station. From 2005-2013, my focus was writing for our five-piece rock band, and now I need a current product in hand to represent where I am and where I'm going. I have many great opportunities ahead, but after eight years as a band leader I need something that represents where I stand now.

I'm recording with Grammy nominated Producer, Mooka Rennick, at Prairie Sun Studios, in Cotati, CA. The record will feature many notable players I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over the last 15 years of my career, as well as some new hot rod mountain pickers I've recently discovered. Mooka knows how to capture the "magic" that makes the difference between good art and truly great art.

Mooka & I (and You!) are producing a solid Americana experience that fuses "natural performance" and "high fidelity". The songs take the listener on a journey through the mountains of the heart, with a cast of resilient characters. It's not just about suffering. It's about strength and redemption. In the end, it's all about hope and appreciation for this brief but beautiful life.

The total cost for this record is estimated at $13,000, but I'm asking my friends and fans to meet me half way at $6500, and be a part of making "El Dorado" a reality.

 

Lauren's making a new record at Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, Ca

 

Stay tuned! Lauren is fulfilling not only her dream,  but one of Judge's last wishes for her to record her new compositions, at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, Ca. Working with Grammy Nominated Producer, Mooka Rennick, this collection of songs will be Lauren's best work of career thus far. Many notable veteran players will grace the record, as well as some new hot shot mountain pickers Lauren's met in her travels over the last 13 months. Connect on Facebook to see updated photos for sessions when available. Cd Release date goal will be to commemorate Judge's life, one year from his passing on 9-15-2014. Stay tuned for her Kickstarter Campaign, where you too can be a part of the creative process.

 

Lauren Murphy Trio Live at the Hopmonk on Archive.net

 
Download the show from the Hopmonk Novato with the Lauren Murphy Trio, featuring James & Doug Harman https://archive.org/details/LM2013-12-20.Hopmonk.Novato.2448
 

JAMBASE ~ IN MEMORIAM JUDGE MURPHY

 
We're sad to report that Bay Area fixture Judge Murphy passed away earlier today. Guitarist Steve Kimock, who was a band mate of Murphy's in Zero, shared the following on his Facebook Page, "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. Read more here: http://www.jambase.com/Articles/119408/In-Memoriam-Judge-Murphy
 

Popular Songstress to Sing at Findleton

 
Touring artist Murphy is best known for her work with the band Zero (Steve Kimock, Greg Anton and Robert Hunter) and Lansdale Station. Having relocated from the Bay Area to the Sierra foothills her new compositions are notably some of the best in her career, gaining wide recognition with near viral status on social media. read more http://www.mtdemocrat.com/prospecting/popular-songtress-to-sing-at-findleton/
 

JUDGE MURPHY, SINGER FOR JAMBAND ZERO, DIES AT 63

 
Judge Murphy, best known as the lead singer for the Marin-based jam band Zero, died Sept. 15 at his home in El Dorado County after a long bout with liver cancer. He was 63. In recent years, Mr. Murphy sang with his wife, Lauren, in Lansdale Station, a group named after a former railroad stop in San Anselmo. He continued to perform during his illness, and last appeared with Lansdale Station at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Sept. 6, a little more than a week before he died. READ ON at http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_24125723/judge-murphy-singer-jam-band-zero-dies-at
 

JAMBANDS ~ JUDGE MURPHY PASSES AWAY

 
Judge Murphy, best known for his role as lead vocalist and lyrical collaborator in the San Francisco band Zero, passed away on Sunday. Zero bandmate Steve Kimock took to Facebook to share the bad news. read more here http://www.jambands.com/news/2013/09/16/zero-s-judge-murphy-passes-away
 

Minkin Designs Photo Gallery of the Lansdale Station / Marshall Tucker show Uptown Theatre, Napa, Ca.

 
Sneak peak : Photobucket For full gallery visit http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.410667518946991.113701.115965808417165&type=1
 

RIDING THE STORM - JUDGE & LAUREN MURPHY / LANSDALE STATION- by DON ATERS/ HAIGHT ST. MUSIC NEWS

 
RIDING THE STORM - JUDGE & LAUREN MURPHY / LANSDALE STATION The brisk days of bay area winter are the impetus for an escape from the mainstream & the responsibilities that define it. Judge Murphy, the prodigal son who has conquered the medicinal demons of the last two years has provided that escape along with one of San Francisco's noted song writers and performers, the ever dynamic Lauren Murphy. An obvious harbinger of the canon of Golden Gate Park / Haight Ashbury folklore, Judge has resumed his rightful place in the hierarchy of Rock n Roll Royalty in the city by the bay & augmented by the contributions of sultry singer extraordinaire, Lauren Murphy. The past few years have been tenuous at best for both Judge & family & the burgeoning cult following of Lansdale Station. Replete with self-penned tunes of both Judge & Lauren, the bastion once known as the birthplace of psychedelia is somewhat reminiscent of those storied, legendary times by the syncopated rhythm of Lansdale Station. Comparisons are inevitable while perpetuating an era gone by when pungent smells of the era permeated the Haight Ashbury district but seems to be a non-entity in reference to the band. The affiance to reemerge as a staple of west coast supremacy has come to fruition and the doldrums of mediocrity from others has been put to rest. All ancillary endeavors have been eradicated as Lansdale Station prepares for a neoteric CD release & a myriad of opportunities await the band from their collective efforts. Frustration is always a paradox when trying to resurrect an entity that revolves around a money maker that is a passion as much as it is a vocation. Paradigm or paradox, the show is back on the road, as it should. The coterie of their ilk is minuscule in terms of numbers but the fan base has reached a numerical zenith, a link to the legendary free-concerts in long ago counter culture fodder for music trivia. These are the songs of the heart, the nexus of glory & the vision that has brought Judge & Lauren from the brink of family destruction to the pinnacle of greatness. Nancy Nevins would say "What's a little brain damage when it's rock n roll" & that statement becomes self-explanatory. Their success becomes our success as was their pain was our pain. Where they play in the demographic area becomes a moot point, many traverse that musical Appian Highway to watch & listen to the music that soothes the hearts & broadens the smiles, a key element in today's genre. I think it's time to rock, the boys ( & girl ) are back in town & leaving no prisoners. Off your ass & on your feet, as the adage goes, and don't forget to dance.
 

ZERO!~ A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR THE JUDGE @ THE GAMH!!!!

 
Friday, January 20th, the legendary band ZERO will return to San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, giving everyone a reason for a real party. The show will be a Celebration of Life for lead vocalist, Judge Murphy, who beat liver cancer & received a successful transplant in September of 2011. This will also be the only core band appearance for ZERO, in the Bay Area for some time; featuring Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Greg Anton, Judge Murphy, & Chip Roland. "They didn't think I would make it. I'm very lucky to be here. During my darkest hour, my musical brethren, friends, & fans showed tremendous support for me & my family. I couldn't have done this without them." (quote Judge Murphy) This 'Celebration of Life' will commemorate this heartfelt thanks, joy, & power through music, proving that sometimes "A Chance in a Million" happens. Photobucket Date: Friday, January 20th, 2012 Band: Zero ( Kimock, Vega, Murphy, Anton, Roland) Show Title: A Celebration of Life! Venue: Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94109-7005 (415) 885-0750 http://www.slimspresents.com/events/2012-01-20/zero/ All Ages Wheel Chair accessible Tickets: $30 advance $35 door $54.95 dinner & admission Doors: 8:00pm Show time : 9:00pm
 

THE JUDGE HAS RECEIVED HIS ORGAN TRANSPLANT- we encourage all possible to give the gift of life. Sign up and be a donor.

 
Save the life of a father, mother, daughter, brother , sister, parent, cousin, etc... The need is real. Blessings to our Donor & deepest thanks & comfort to the Donor's family, during this time. THE NEED IS REAL 112,303 people are waiting for an organ 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives Sign up here: http://www.organdonor.gov/Default.asp No good deed goes un-noticed ~
 

Video update from The Judge re: Cancer & Organ Transplant

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e2xf0O7Vv0&feature=channel_video_title
 

PHOTOS FROM THE PALM BALLROOM BY BOB MINKIN

 
Here's a sneak peak Photobucket Click here to enjoy the photo gallery from Bob Minkin of Lansdale Station + Chip Roland, Mark Karan, Nicki Bluhm, and more http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.246507242029687.78306.115965808417165
 

ZERO BENEFIT FOR A BROTHER DOWNLOADS AND PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE

 
BOTH NIGHTS FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY STEVE KIMOCK, GREGG ANTON, JUDGE & LAUREN MURPHY, CHIP ROLAND, PETE SEARS, BOBBY VEGA, LIAM HANRAHAN, HADI AL SADOON, & JESSICA FIERRO Night One : March 4, 2011 http://www.livedownloads.com/live-music/0,6256/Zero-mp3-flac-download-3-4-2011-Great-American-Music-Hall-San-Francisco-CA.html Night Two: March 5, 2011 http://www.livedownloads.com/live-music/0,6257/Zero-mp3-flac-download-3-5-2011-Great-American-Music-Hall-San-Francisco-CA.html PHOTOS EDITORIAL ON JAMBASE COURTESY OF SUSAN WEIAND ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY http://www.jambase.com/Articles/26501/Zero-S.F.-Pics Sneak peak : Photobucket Photobucket
 

Recent Bob Minkin Photos from the Artista Benefit for Judge Murphy- featuring Lansdale Station w/ Pete Sears, Mark Karan, Ryan Scott, Barry Sless, Barry Melton +

 
on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BobMinkinPhotography
 

Judge Murphy's old band rallys around health challenges

 
For those of you who came to Lansdale Station by way of Judge's work with ZERO, his old band mates reunite, to rally in benefit. ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC LIVE ALBUM Zero will perform on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. These shows mark the 20th anniversary of Chance In A Million, the live album recorded at the GAMH that helped cement Steve Kimock’s place in the guitar pantheon and featured Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), John Kahn (The Jerry Garcia Band) and many others. The album also featured new Robert Hunter songs delivered in fine voice by Judge Murphy. The band reunites to commemorate the music and to benefit Judge, who is battling liver cancer, awaiting a transplant. http://www.jambase.com/Articles/25744/Zero-2-Shows-in-SF-in-March-Benefit-For-Judge-Murphy
 

In Partnership with CBS, Tuesday 1-11-11, Artie Kornfeld, The Father of Woodstock Inverview Lauren & Judge Murphy, debuting their new album

 
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 Artist First Radio Artist First, in partnership with CBS - 7:00pm PST, 8:00pm MTime, 9:00pm CST, 10pm EST, 5pm Isl. Time http://www.artistfirst.com/woodstocknation.htm Lauren and Judge Murphy will debut their latest album on CBS partnered affiliate, Artist First Radio, streaming on line with the Creator of WOODSTOCK, Artie Kornfeld. We WILL talk POLITICS AND MUSIC AND THE STATE OF THE NATION AND HUMANITY! Hold on to your Hats THIS SHOW STREAMS LIVE ON THE INTERNET & YOU CAN LISTEN VIA YOUR CELL PHONE. SEE LINK: About Artie Kornfeld: On Nov. 22nd, 2010, Artie Kornfeld received a lifetime achievement award from The Hollywood Music in Media Awards presented the Lifetime Achievement Award , for his songwriter/producer/executive and both the co-creator and sole promoter of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The Iconic Producer, Writer, Composer, was, in partnership with Michael Lang, the creator of the Festival that changed the face of Rock and Roll on August 15th, 1969. An Estimated 500,000 people from all over America descended on the 600-acre dairy farm of Max Yasgur (Yasgur's Farm). Arthur Lawrence Kornfeld was born in Brooklyn, NY. "Follow Me, I'm the Pied Piper" was a cover song by Crispian St. Peters (in 1965) had more meaning than most realize to Artie. Back in the early days of rock & roll he wrote those words & music (with Steve Duboff) which at the time was a #1 record. It was said to be one of John Lennon's favorite songs. At age 16, Artie was signed to GAC Records and would later weave his magic and friendships with the likes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, John Sebastion, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Dion, and more. In 1967 Artie Kornfeld was Hired by Capitol Records as Vice President and Director of Rock Music. Solely responsible for the historic record & Warner Brothers movie contracts Hired Michael Wadleigh to film the 1970 Academy Award winning movie. Known world wide as “The Father of Woodstock” the name given to him by the Woodstock Preservation Alliance. Composer, Publisher, Producer, Manager, & Promoter First Vice President of Rock Music at Capitol Records (or any label) Summary of 40 + years experience: Composer, publisher, producer, manager and promoter of over 100 Platinum projects Four BMI Million Performance Awards Eight BMI Awards as a Writer & Publisher As A&R VP (3 major labels) and as an Independent Producer played a major role in the “top of the charts” success of some of the top rock artists of all time. Manager and Creative Director of the band “Survivor” Took unknown band to the top selling single of all time “Eye of the Tiger” Co-Producer & Manager with Don Rubin of the band “Felony” who’s #1 alternative record & Top 30 hit single and # 1 dance record in the U.S. “The Fanatic” & thru Artie’s guidance to the late Rick Carroll (KROQ) which led to the explosion of alternative music & radio. Consultant to, & protégée of his industry mentor, icon Charles Koppelman EMI (7 yrs) Marketing Director for The Entertainment Co & Screen Gems Music As independent promotion director, became a “must have” for artists because of successes for Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, Survivor, etc. Public Recognition- TV Interviews- CNN ,VH1, LATE NIGHT SHOW, ET, As performer with Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe Tour” as “Changing Times” Radio & Press over 300 interviews Author of the new book of his memoirs can be purchased here http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-pied-piper-of-woodstock/id382365818?mt=11 ...and still producing new rock bands! More about Artie Here: http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/resume.htm Tune in, and Turn on - "We're all playing in the same band" RT Kornfeld
 

The Crystal Ship of Marin County- Lansdale Station on Haight Street Music News by Don Aters

 
The crystal connotations simply imply the frailties along the long and winding road of rock n’ roll icons. One is perceived as a Shaman of the noted past of San Francisco folklore and the other an ingénue of obvious genetics and augmented with the innate ability to write and play the songs of the heart. The collective efforts of Judge & Lauren Murphy are the collaboration of storied past with a glimpse of an untapped future, a rebirth of the sensationalized San Francisco sound of sixties glory. Read on here: http://www.haightstreetmusicnews.com/crystalship.html
 

Judge's Health and some exciting news

 
Judge's cancer procedure went well. He is Home now, under guarded care, antsy to get out and sing. He'll be at the JCC Osher Marin for a very prominent Gallery opening of Rock Photography singing acoustic with Lauren and L.S. guitar multi-instrumental wizard , Dave Zirbel. See Calendar for details. In other news, L.S. is spotlighted in a new article courtesy of Moon Mama, and our music is on it's way to Brisbane, Australia to be played on the Rock Radio show "Zed Poet's Society". Please continue to keep the Judge in your prayers. Day by day.... every moment a blessings. Thank you!
 

Judge's Procedure is soon

 
Please keep in him your hearts, thoughts, and prayers, and we thank you for sending your good vibes his way. We will keep you posted here as much as humanly possible. Surgery is scheduled within the next week. " It is my job as wife & mother to focus completely on the well being of my husband and family at this time, so please understand if I can not get back to anyone in a timely manner. Thank you so much for the love you've shown the family and Our Judge during this time of trial and tribulation. We look to have him back up playing with his children and singing for us all asap. ~Blessings, - Lauren"
 

Doctor has given Judge the Go ahead to sing this weekend 9/11!! Likely last show for a while- please come

 
Celebrate the good news that surgery for Judge's cancer WILL NOT keep him from PERFORMING THIS WEEKEND!!!! This will likely be the last full band show for a few months, so everyone COME ON OUT!!! ** and please, if any one has good video/camera equipment, we'd love this show to be taped for posterity.** Thanks in advance! Lansdale Station, Jerry Miller, Luv Planet, Le Marque Jean Blues Band from France and so much more with special guests Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish), Carlos Reyes, Mindy Canter, Tatseena and her Serpent Sirens- WOW! 21005 Peary Ave, Sonoma, Ca. See Show link for details and directions 3:30-5:00pm he will play
 

Crucial Lansdale Station Update due to Health Concerns

 
Dear friends & fans~ The Lansdale Station band and Murphy family MAY have to postpone cancel or reconfigure any upcoming dates for an unknown period of time due to health concerns. Lead singer & band leader, Judge Murphy, has been diagnosed with Cancer. It is likely that surgery will be performed with in the next few weeks.The outcome looks promising. Please keep Judge, Lauren, and their children in your prayers. More updates will follow as soon as humanly possible.We will post them on the website as time allows, and email you updates on his progress. We are asking that you respect the privacy of the family at this sensitive time. Please no emails just now, as we have to focus our energy on communicating with medical personnel as a top priority.
 

DIRTY IMPOUND - THE FREE BIRD PROJECT - an Ode to Jim Marshall

 
Click link below to see the profanely fabulous photo by Bill Towner Photobucket Lansdale Station; brought to you by Dennis Cook & Dirty Impound Northern California’s Lansdale Station come on like a heady rush, rock ‘n’ roll felt down in your bones and delivered like this music still matters and might change the world (though happily free of the hippie stink that ignores the harsh realities of daily existence). Folks that get off on Little Feat, Fairport Convention, Grayson Capps & The Stumpknockers and other quality, rootsy stuff will surely dig Lansdale Station. Loved their kickass debut and impatiently awaiting the next chapter. We thank the band for being our second contributors to The Free Bird Project and hope that long may their rebel spirit rage. http://www.dirtyimpound.com/2010/06/the-free-bird-project-lansdale-station/
 

NEW BOB MINKIN DESIGNS PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE CRANEWAY PAVILLION

 
See all these SPECTACULAR images here http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/judge-lauren5-21-10/ But first a Sneak peak: Photobucket Photobucket
 

V.I.P Listening Party and All Star Concert @ The Craneway Pavilion

 
Photobucket
 

Please visit Rock Photographer Bob Minkin's Gallery of Lansdale Station's performance from the Artista Party @ 2B1 Media w/ Carlos Reyes & Barry Melton

 
http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/judge-lauren3-28-10/index.html
 

Historian and Editor of Haight Street Music News on Lansdale Station

 
http://haightstreetmusicnews.com/Lansdale_Station.html
 

Film Short features Lauren & Judge Murphy at the Craneway Pavilion

 
Lauren & Judge spotlighted About 1 minute/20 seconds in to the Montage from the legendary Keystone Freddie's 75th Birthday Gala. Also featured Lydia Pense & Coldblood, David Laflame, and many others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP_Hf025Ppg
 

Lansdale Station wins NME Award for indie video Houselevelers

 
Awarded for our video Houselevelers by New Musical Express Thank you! http://www.nme.com/awards/video/id/11L5Q7h9sE0
 

"Lansdale Station - featuring Judge and Lauren Murphy " voted one the Top 10 Debut Albums of 2009

 
"Lansdale Station voted one the Top 10 Debut Albums of 2009" JAMBASE January 2010 Read More here: http://www.jambase.com/Articles/20995/Cook's-Corner-2009-Year-In-Review See Products link to purchase
 

Minkin Design Gallery of Lansdale Station on the Boat in Sausalito, Ca. available now

 
Please visit our Photo Page or click here for full Gallery of pictures by legendary Rock Photographer, Robert Minkin http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/judge-lauren10-16-09/
 

September Mailer

 
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=87009932&blogId=510740921
 

32nd Annual Fairfax Festival by Bob Minkin Designs

 
See this amazing Gallery http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/judge-lauren6-12-09/
 

Chief JAMBASE EDITOR Dennis Cook Reviews the New Cd Lansdale St.-featuring Judge & Lauren Murphy

 
This sweeps you up with a readiness and confidence that takes your feet out from underneath you. Opener "Family Asylum" could be the greatest Johnny Cash/June Carter gem you've never heard, packed with crazy relatives, cool turns of phrase, death bed worry and a vibe the boys at Folsom Prison would've loved. From there, the wind whips us westward into the "Blue," with ringing guitars and manly energies suggesting both surf rock and the Los Angeles rough boy rock of The Blasters. And so it goes for the remaining five cuts, shifting wildly yet grounded in something solid. When most people reference "roots music" or "Americana" it's often a cheap way of saying rock 'n' roll with a touch of twang. However, ...... read more http://www.jambase.com/Articles/16946/Lansdale-Station-Lansdale-Station
 

JAMBASE TOP FEATURED ARTICLE

 
Jambase Columnist, Alan Rhody , crafted a great piece about Lansdale St. "Zero vocalist Judge Murphy and singer-songwriter Lauren Murphy blend country blues with Bay Area psychedelia, reminding us of what made the S.F. Sound so special to begin with... " read on at the link here http://www.jambase.com/Articles/16465/A-Marriage-at-Lansdale-Station
 

Video from The Sweetwater Station

 
http://www.youtube.com/user/LansdaleStation See "Family Asylum" & "Houselevelers" back to back Filmed 11/2008
 

New Minkin Photos from our CD Release show at McNear's Mystic Theatre

 
http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/judge-lauren12-27-08/index.html
 

The Judge quote in Paul Liberatore's article of the Marin IJ

 
Paul Liberatore: 'Battle of the Bands' showcases local musicians. It's a Wednesday night, normally a slow one on the Marin club scene, but Sweetwater Station is buzzing with lights, cameras, action and a whole lot of local musicians raring to plug in and play. It looks like the set of a music video, and that's pretty much what it is, except this is a video shoot on a rather large scale, a marathon that will go late into the evening. Nine local bands are in line to have a Comcast video crew record them performing live on the Larkspur club's stage for a Bay Area cable TV show called "Battle of the Bands."..........."You can't get anywhere unless you get your music out there for the right reasons," says Judge Murphy, a singer with his wife, Lauren, in the Marin country rock band Landsdale Station. "A lot of musicians think you go for the major record deal and then you're a rock star with other people schlepping for you. But it doesn't work that way. The music industry has changed. You don't go for the big record deal anymore. You do things like this. We get to be on TV and play our tunes. It helps perpetuate what we do." READ FULL ARTICLE AT: http://www.marinij.com/lifestyles/ci_11145075 AND READ PAUL'S REVIEW OF LANSDALE STATION'S CD : http://ats.laurenmurphymusic.com/press.html
 

See "Reviews" to read what TAXI A&R said about "Family Asylum"

 
Just go to our articles & reviews link
 

LANSDALE STATION AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 
It's finally hear!...You may purchase at the below link and sample correct song clips at our "music" link. Many thanks to such a great band and all the fine folks on our team who helped make this baby. Buyt at http://www.cdbaby.com/LansdaleStation
 

Interview w/ David Wilson of DLTSP

 
On Thursday, Oct. 2nd, Judge and Lauren Murphy of Lansdale Station, interview with Dim Lights Thick Smoke Promotions; one of the newest and largest West Coast promotional companies in the entertainment business. To hear the 'phone conferrance interview' and description of the making of "Lansdale Station" the Cd please go to http://www.dltsp.com/?p=537
 

Eponymous Cd "LANSDALE STATION" to be released early October, with CD RELEASE PARTY Friday 10-17-2008, Rancho Nicasio

 
Stay tuned for details in distribution & visit our music link for samples. Cd release party 10-17-2008 Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio, Ca. This will likely be our only cd release show locally before tour. http://www.ranchonicasio.com/
 

Lauren & Judge / Lansdale Station Live @ ABC Studios KGO Radio

 
Thursday, August 28, 2008 Live on KGO Radio ABC Studios , San Francisco, Ca. See Pics in our photo gallery 8-27-2008 : Judge and Lauren had the pleasure to be interviewed on KGO News Talk Radio @ the ABC Studios in San Francisco. What a thrill is was to be broadcast to over 700,000 listeners! Greg & Rosie welcomed Lansdale Station to their Wenesday Cafe(see Greg & Rosie's Archival Link) & talked about their upcoming appearance at the Sausalito Arts Festival, slated for this labor day weekend & Lansdale Station's much anticpated Cd release : OCTOBER 17TH, 2008 @ RANCHO NICASIO, NICASIO , CA. The Sausalito Art Festival is now in it's 56th year, & was voted as America's 1 Outdoor Arts Faire. Thanks KGO for the opportunity and support. KGO will be live from the Fest., so stop by and say hello at their information booth. http://www.kgoradio.com/ http://www.kgoam810.com/Article.asp?id=214644&spid=8980
 

Bob Minkin Photography - great shots from our Mystic Show!

 
A very special thanks to Mr. Bob Minkin who came to our near sold out show w/ Grammy Winner & Multi-Platinium recording artist, Raul Malo. For full Gallery of the show + many more celeb. shots, see his home page at: http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/
 

MARIN LOCAL MUSIC reviews Lansdale Station's show from June 28, 2008

 
Local girl, Shelley Champine, recently founded a great new resource for Local Music. We were fortunate to meet her at our June show at Peri's Silve Dollar in Fairfax, Ca. It was an rip roaring night, and friend and famed guitarist Barry Sless joined in the festivities later in the night by sitting in. Here is what Shelley had to say about her first Lansdale Station show. http://marinlocalmusic.com/node/278 If you are Local to Marin Co., Ca please visit her web site. You can create an account, and/or use a number of resource and data bases relating to all things Music in Marin! From venues, to publicity, to reviews, and band resources, we welcome MARIN LOCAL MUSIC! http://marinlocalmusic.com/
 

Friends of Martin Fierro perform at the Fierro Family Memorial June 15, 2008

 
On June 14th & 15th, a private family affair was held in Petaluma at Steve Fink's ranch to honor the life & music of our dear brother, Martin Fierro, who passed away on March 13th, 2008. It was a bitter sweet event, and we were honored to be included. Lansdale Station was joined by Zero alumns Greg Anton & Banana (Youngbloods) & the Cassidy brothers. Archival video of both days can be seen at: http://www.grunzychannel.net/martin%20fiero%20page.html If you have a difficult time viewing it ( some Mac computers can't), please visit our youtube for playability. Click on 'view in high quality' for best results. http://www.youtube.com/user/LansdaleStation Also posted from June 15 are The Matt Ekele band, Cassidy & the Mentors - feat. Prarie Prince , Diana Mangano, & Bobby Vega, and from June 14 , Mitch Stein, Howard Wales, Terry Haggerty, Bradley Leach, Nelson, Ray Scott, Clifford Lamb, Nick Gravenites & many others. Please stop by in rememberance.
 

Lansdale Station joins notable DJ Tim Lynch for KPIG Radio's Ham Jam

 
We had a great time on Saturday, 5/17/2008, playing Tim Lynch's Ham Jam. Located in San Francisco, the City Sty will be broadcasting our archival performance very soon. For more details visit DJ Tim Lynch's site at http://www.myspace.com/daflowerpunk You can also see pics on in our photo gallery. Thanks , Tim!
 

Lauren Murphy featured Taylor Guitar Road Show Artist

 
On Thursday March 27th, Lauren had the honor as the main featured artist for famed Taylor Guitars Road Show , at Zone Music , in Cotati, Ca. Also performing was Wayne Johnson of the world esteemed ensemble, Manhattan Transfer. Thank you Frank of Zone & Steve from Taylor!
 

In Memorium of Friend Martin Fierro - Official website

 
from http://www.MartinFierroMusic.com Update 3.15.08: Dear Friends, The Fierro family wishes to thank everyone who has made great effort to come to his aid during this difficult time . Your outreach and offers of support are incredibly empowering and wonderful. We understand that so many of you feel a special bond with Martin -- through his soulful music, his humor, his spirit, and boundary-free passion to make a positive connection with everyone he encounters. Over his past 50+ years of performing, the Meester has touched so many so deeply with his unconditional desire to deliver the magic of live music and make people happy. We are deeply appreciative of the many friends who have "been there" for Martin, in so many amazing ways. Martin loves and appreciates you more than you know. He truly treasured all of the special, bizarre and unexpected moments he has shared with us all. Onstage and off. All official announcements will be posted here regarding any public memorials and musical celebrations of his life. Please feel free to visit the blog to post your messages and share your memories of Martin with the community that orbits in Zero gravity around our Meester. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
 

Kava Soup KGO blog - best unsigned bands

 
XXXXX I appeared on KGO-AM’s (810) Ronn Owens on Friday Dec. 21, playing two hours of Bay Area music for a show entitled “The Best Music You’ve Never Heard.” For five years I did the show with Pete Wilson, who died last July, and Ronn wanted to revive it in his honor. It worked. Something was shining down on us. Must have been the oversized image of Wilson’s head they put on his old studio chair. For two hours we got no turkeys, just really great unsigned bands, including Sherry Austin, Mighty Mike Schermer, Colby Pollard, Lauren and Judge Murphy, the Attila and Dave Project and the Wicked Sons. You can get the list and links to their sites at www.kgo.com. You’ll be surprised at how much great talent there is in the area, and how many great musicians can’t get signed to major labels anymore. We’ll do the show again in 2008.
 

Lansdale Station makes it into the Running for KGO Radio's Best Music Contest!

 
Well, it was close, folks. We entered our version of "Mercy". Congrats to Jennifer Lee. Out of the hundreds and hundreds of submissions, we were honored to be one of the 25 tracks selected for the voting loop today. Thanks KGO! Read More http://www.kgoam810.com/viewentry.asp?ID=363813&PT=PROGRAM
 

San Jose Mercury News Talks w/ Lauren Murphy about Rockin the Park Fest

 
Weekend Los Gatos rock event helps musician moms realize their dreams. By Julianne Carroll Special to the Los Gatos Weekender San Jose Mercury News Article Launched : 09/21/2007 Lauren Murphy, lead singer of Lansdale Station, http://www.LansdaleStation.com , one of the bands performing at the festival, says she feels honored to be part of an event that is working to support these undervalued societal roles. I have learned it still is very difficult to be a woman in the entertainment business. When I heard of the event, I thought that it's really cool that someone wants to honor not only women in music, but mothers. It's so hard to juggle career and family," Murphy says. read more.... http://www.mercurynews.com/losgatos/ci_6954801
 

Candid Interview Podcast w/ Judge & Lauren

 
http://www.dltsp.com David Wilson, of Dim Lights Thick Smoke Promotions has a sit down back stage w/ Judge & Lauren. Look under podcasts to listen to this spontaneous 'chat' w/ husband and wife team, Judge & Lauren Murphy
 

Lansdale Station's "Time Across" to be featured of ECO-Fest Compilation Cd

 
The Town of Fairfax presents's the 4th Annual Eco-Fest as a part of the Fairfax Festival, supporting Green Business and a sustainable environment. Artists featured on this disc will include Lansdale Station, Shree Dove, Tom Finch, Larkin Gayle, Rahman D'Amato, Denali Gillaspie, and more. All proceeds to benefit Eco-fest . You can pick up this commemorative disc locally. Stay tuned for retail venues.
 

Mateel House Photographer, Pierre Gaude

 
Please check out Pierre's online gallery, not only of the Mateel Community Center events, but of lovely Humboldt County wild life, birds, and breath-taking scenery. He was generous enough to share some photos of our performance on 4-14-07, and you can preview them at our photo gallery or at his home page. http://www.pierregaudephotography.com
 

Magnolia Heart Makes Top 200 Chart at KZSU!

 
Hey ya'll! We just found out that "Magnolia Heart" is #187 in KZSU Radio Stanfords top 200 for the week of Feb. 25th 2007! Thanks KZSU! and Thank you Listeners! We are stoked you like it! Check it out http://zookeeper.stanford.edu/index.php?action=viewChart&subaction=weekly&year=2007&month=02&day=25
 

Judge Murphy featured in Jambase Article : Fillmore Zero Shows

 
Read this great article by Alan Rhody and see the Masterful Sue Weiand's photos of the Fillmore shows w/ Zero on 2/2/07 & 2/3/07. http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=9935
 

WWOZ in NoLa adds "Mercy" to their rotation!

 
DJ Big D sure has a good ear. He just added "Mercy" by Lauren & Judge Murphy,(Lansdale Station) to his playlist.... This song is written by New Orleans's own Grayson Capps, and to have Big D add this to his show is a great compliment, as he is very familiar w/ the indemic Capps' compositions. Rock on' Big D! Thank you! Check it out! http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=82184519&blogID=210418259&MyToken=b12fecf5-3447-457f-b68c-6c5215beb363
 

ACID PLANET BY fEaRnOaRt - "Mercy" Live from the Mystic!!!!

 
Just Click here and listen in! But, hey folks, this one is rated PG for 'behave yourself'. You'll have to log in to hear it! Engineered/ Recorded by Master Randy Teaford http://www.acidplanet.com/search/default.asp?T=961204 You'll also get a chance to listen to other awesome artists: Little Feat, Peter Rowan, Groundation, and more....and to see Randy's Home Page go to http://www.fearnoartent.com/
 

RADIO STATIONS PLAYING LAUREN MURPHY'S 'MAGNOLIA HEART', FEATURING LANSDALE STATION

 
Greater S.F. Bay Area, Ca. KPIG 831-722-2299 http://www.kpig.com sty@kpig.com AM 1510 - San Francisco FM 107 oink 5- Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz FM 94 oink 9- San Luis Obispo KFOG Local Scene Radio Internet Radio San Francisco, Ca. http://www.customchannels.net/Players/KFOG_Local/pop.htm 1-800-300-KFOG (5364) kfog@kfog.com Northern California Humboldt Co. KHUM 1-707-786-5104 info@khum.com http://www.khum.com Humboldt & Mendocino Co., California KMUD PO Box 135 Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2513 Studio/Talk Show call-in: (707)923-3911 or 800-568-3723 kmud@kmud.org http://www.kmud.org/ Mendecino/Sonoma Co, Ca. KRSH 707-588-9999 studio@krsh.com http://www.krsh.com KZSU Radio Stanford University, Ca. 94309 http://kzsu.stanford.edu/ requests: 650-723-9010 music@kzsu.stanford.edu Central & Southern Ca. San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara KCBX 1-800-549-8855 kcbx@kcbx.org http://www.kcbx.org New Orleans, La. WWOZ http://www.wwoz.org/ Studio Phone: (504) 568-1234 Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin, Germany http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/playlist/352301/539726/ Webradio Golden Flash, Belgium http://www.goldenflash.be/readarticle.php?article_id=402
 

WWOZ loves Magnolia Heart!

 
Thank you to Big D ! To request, listen on Wed. afternoons EST See playlist: http://www.wwoz.org/pl_show.php?pl=435&dj=24
 

Deutschlandradio Kultur adds Magnolia Heart, Mercy, & Evangeline to Playlist!

 
http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/playlist/352301/539726/ See DJ Max's playlist from 9-12-06. Thank you Germany!
 

Welcome Sam Price & Sam Johnston!

 
Dear friends & family, It is with great pleasure we announce the addition of Sam Price on bass & Sam Johnston on keys , pedal steel, & harmonica. Chip Roland is taking some time off , and Lansdale Station wishes this musical brother all the best. It is our great fortune to be blessed with the addition of the versatile Sam Johnston , who's amazing voice can be heard on pedal steel, keys, harmonica, and upon occasion, accordian. See "BIO" link for Sam's full list of accolades. Liam Hanrahan is currently involved with Zero and taking some time off of Lansdale Station to explore other musical endeavors. Before Liam's departure, he recommended New Orleans bassist, Katrina Refugee, Sam Price for the bass chair. This Delta boy's Gumbo of styles and experience is the perfect spice to Judge & Lauren's Bluesiana Rock. Go to the "BIO" link to see his full story.
 

Lansdale Station on My Space

 
Hey Ya'll! Come on down and join us at our new My Space Site. http://www.myspace.com/lansdalestation
 

The MISSING MAN

 
It is with deep sorrow that I face this new day with out my friend, Vince Welnick. A fabulous pianist, organ player, & incredibly skilled vocalist. This guy made the "Chance in a Million " recording sessions Pro. His fine vocal work on 'Home on the Range' 'Horses' & 'Chance in a Million' gave these songs a special soulfulness. Vince was a very caring , sensative, & kind person, & I count myself lucky to have known & worked w/ him. Our most recent show together was the Chet Helms Memorial in Golden Gate Park. I think we need to rally the troops and do a Memorial to Vince now. The Music Business has lost a special player. Fly on Little Wing. ~peace, Judge
 

KCBX adds "Evangeline" to the play list

 
Thanks DJ Rob Kimball for the continued love & support for Magnolia Heart! Check out his great play list, preceeding Doug Kershaw's 'Diggy Diggy Lo' is "Evangeline", the top selling digital download! http://www.kcbx.org/playlist/Play_List.php?DISPLAY=PLAY_LIST&DISPLAY_MODE=VIEW&ID_PROGRAM=197&SHOW_DATE=05/01/06&SHOW_DATE=05/09/06
 

CD Release Photos purchase @ Bob Minkin's Gallery

 
To view and purchase these fabulous shots, go to http://www.minkindesign.com/photo The Rowan Brothers, Rich Kirch, Judge & Lauren Murphy, Chip Roland, Liam Hanrahan, Robert Powell, John Hasty, & Futoshi Morioka.
 

ZERO Chance in a Million Reunion!

 
See Calendar or http://www.kimock.com March 9th, 10th, & 11th in Denver, Co.
 

Request Magnolia Heart on the following Radio Stations

 
No matter where you live , you can now request any track From "MAGNOLIA HEART" ! Come on ya'll! Call in and keep this CD playing. These stations are streaming live on the net , so you don't even have to live in the US to listen! Greater S.F. Bay Area, Ca. KPIG 831-722-2299 http://www.kpig.com sty@kpig.com AM 1510 - San Francisco FM 107 oink 5- Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz FM 94 oink 9- San Luis Obispo KFOG Local Scene Radio Internet Radio San Francisco, Ca. http://www.customchannels.net/Players/KFOG_Local/pop.htm 1-800-300-KFOG (5364) kfog@kfog.com Northern California Humboldt Co. KHUM 1-707-786-5104 info@khum.com http://www.khum.com Humboldt & Mendocino Co., California KMUD PO Box 135 Redway, CA 95560 (707) 923-2513 Studio/Talk Show call-in: (707)923-3911 or 800-568-3723 kmud@kmud.org http://www.kmud.org/ Mendecino/Sonoma Co, Ca. KRSH 707-588-9999 studio@krsh.com http://www.krsh.com KZSU Radio Stanford University, Ca. 94309 http://kzsu.stanford.edu/ requests: 650-723-9010 music@kzsu.stanford.edu Central & Southern Ca. San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara KCBX 1-800-549-8855 kcbx@kcbx.org http://www.kcbx.org New Orleans, La. WWOZ http://www.wwoz.org/ Studio Phone: (504) 568-1234 Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin, Germany http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/playlist/352301/539726/ Webradio Golden Flash, Belgium http://www.goldenflash.be/readarticle.php?article_id=402
 

KCBX San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Loves Magnolia Heart

 
Thanks to Rob Kimball! He's been playing cuts from "Magnolia Heart" for a long time. If you're in Southern California, call the station for his show "Pickin' up the Tempo" to request.... To see playlist got to http://www.kcbx.org/playlist/Play_List.php?DISPLAY=PLAY_LIST&DISPLAY_MODE=VIEW&ID_PROGRAM=197&SHOW_DATE=02/01/06&SHOW_DATE=02/07/06
 

Digital Downloads Available

 
The album is currently being uploaded to various sites. You can download all or part of the CD "Magnolia Heart" at http://www.napster.com More to come....
 

Magnolia Heart sales aid musicians from NoLa

 
Thanks to all ya'll who've bought the CD! We've just sent off our first donation to Tipitina's Foundation, to aid musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. Please continue to spread the word to buy this CD, so we can continue to donate. Tip's donations provide medical care, instrument replacement, gigs, and housing to musicians in need. Come on Ya'll! It's in the hands of the people.To donate directly, please visit http://www.tipitinasfoundation.org or http://www.tipitinas.com
 

Cd Release Sells out!

 
Thanks to all the friends & fans, and many new faces who joined us 1-14-06 at the Sweetwater . It was a sell out show & we had a blast!
 

Golden Flash Radio Belgium & Same Ol' Blues!

 
DJ Ray has added yet another top notch tune from Magnolia Heart to his play list, in good company aside Dire Straits, Janis Joplin, & Neil Young. See play list at http://www.goldenflash.be/readarticle.php?article_id=402
 

GoldenFlash Radio Belgium Plays Magnolia Heart

 
In very good company finds the title Track, Magnolia Heart, by Lauren Murphy & Lansdale Station. Side by side with Marty Stuart, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, & more. Read the play list here. Thank you DJ Ray! http://www.goldenflash.be/readarticle.php?article_id=373
 

* Artist's Comentary on Magnolia Heart

 
Working at Legendary Plant Studios was a wonderful experience. The notes that live in it's walls, tunnels, hallways, & amazing equipment, come alive, commanding reverence. It is not a case of 'if these walls could talk", for they sing with history; It's spirits join in duet, adding their intonations to these songs, in an ever evolving process. With each listen of the CD, nuances not noticed before continue to morph , taking on a life of their own. It was an honor to be where so many musical pioneers made their records years ago, when vinyl still crackled on record players: Sacred Musical ground, this is Church. Thank you to all who contributed their love & skill, for this is a "Heart" to be proud of * http://www.plantstudios.com Mastered by John Cuniberti of Plant Studios, see his vast discography at http://www.reamp.com/jc/discography.shtml
 

* A Message from The Producer

 
Dear Folks, This CD is the culmination of many months of production of these musical works by some of the Bay Area's finest musicians. This project was financed totally by the producer without any industry support. These musicians are responsible for hundreds of works with many famous musicians for which the industry netted all the proceeds. On behalf of these fine players, I urge you to purchase this CD to support not only the fine musicians , but to help aid the musicians of New Orleans & the Delta affected by Hurricane Katrina. A portion of the sale of each CD will go directly to them. In an age of much musical piracy, we support the musician & honor the publishing rights therein. ~Judge Murphy
 

MAGNOLIA HEART now available for internet sales

 
Pressed @ Mississippi Studios, Magnolia Heart is now available at CD Baby! http://www.cdbaby.com/laurenmurphy DIGITAL DOWNLOADS coming in January!!
 

The Magnolia Sessions

 
Lauren & Judge's CD "MAGNOLIA HEART", was recorded , mixed, & mastered at Renown Plant Studios in Sausalito. Mastered by John Cuniberti. http://www.plantstudios.com Graced with the talents of producer/husband(vocals), Judge Murphy, multi talented Keyboardist & slide guitarist Chip Roland, Engineer Enrique Gonzales Muller, Guitar virtuoso Robert Powell, Blues Big Boy Rich Kirch, Jazz Giant Tom Finch, Bass Man Liam Hanrahan, and Percussionist extraordinair John Hasty, this project rocks and rolls like the muddy river herself~ The Power House of 10 tunes is now available at CD BABY!