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Songwriter and vocalist Lauren Murphy, lives in a 125 year old home in the marshes of Madisonville, La. (one of the State's oldest settlements). She has spent over two decades composing and performing with some of the Nation's best musicians from California to New Orleans. Relix Magazine described her as “Lady Willpower” back in 1997, which still holds true. Murphy is a staunch survivor who brings her life experience into the foundations of her music. In 2013 , after 4 years of caregiving for her co-writer / performer husband, he passed of Cancer and Organ transplant rejection. A few months later, she buried her father who had committed suicide. In the Fall of 2021 at the height of her band, ‘The Psychedelics’, Murphy's drummer & co-writer died suddenly in a tragic accident…..and Murphy retreated from public life. Moving home in April of 2022 allowed room for faith & healing and has re-ignited Lauren's love of her Native South Louisiana, it's peoples, & it's music. A new single is currently in the pre-planning stages. Check back for details and shows. 

Over the winter of 2021-22, Lauren Murphy released her 5th CD, 'Psychedelics', to Nationwide Acclaim.

Cover Art rendering by Lauren's daughter, Lyba Murphy. 

2021's Single, "My Most Deadly Sin,"  was produced & engineered by Molly Thomas(Todd Snider/Rare Birds) with technical support by Rick Hirsch H2O Studios (Wet Willie). Check the Products Page for purchase.


 Lauren Murphy, Entertainer (4:13) from Appleberry Pictures on Vimeo.

Lauren Murphy is a Veteran Singer/Songwriter who boasts nearly two decades of experience in the San Francisco Rock Arena as well as time served on the Gulf Coast circuit. 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 Jerry Garcia Band, Wavy Gravy, Grayson Capps, Melvin Seals, 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 Silverhill, Al's legendary ‘Frog Pond Sunday Social’ Folk Alliance House Concert for 7 consecutive seasons. Her music can be heard on radio stations from the West to East Coasts, as well as in Europe. Murphy was a headlining performer at the 35th & 36th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival and performed for 2 sold out nights at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, for Zero's 25th Anniversary shows in 2019. Lauren is currently returning from a 2 year hiatus in the music business with a new single in the planning stages.  

Lauren Murphy w/ ZERO (Steve Kimock, Melvin Seals (JGB), Pete Sears(Jefferson Airplane), Greg Anton, Hadi AlSadoon, & Sebastian St. James



The Below is In Memoriam to Lauren's late husband and music partner of 16 years, The Judge . We miss you! #NFA


Lauren Murphy - El Dorado - Mystic, Petaluma CA 10/25/13 from Appleberry Pictures on Vimeo.

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.

Zero - Spoken For - Great American Music Hall SF - 3/4/11 from Appleberry Pictures on Vimeo.