Lauren Murphy Soulful Americana

Baton Rouge born Lauren Murphy is a veteran singer-songwriter with close to two decades of experience, mostly in the San Francisco rock arena. Relocating to Fairhope, AL, in 2015 following the death of her husband and music partner, Zero vocalist Judge Murphy, she assembled her Nappie-Nominated high energy band, "The Psychedelics", becoming a staple on the Gulf Coast. Her latest CD, Psychedelics, is her fifth, and was released in 2021 to National acclaim. Murphy has shared the stage with Steve Kimock, Bob Weir, Bernie Worrell, Papa Mali, The Jerry Garcia Band, Will Kimbrough, Ivan Neville, Dave Jordan, Zero, and many other members of rock royalty. Lauren has been described by No Depression as "Simply Brilliant. The Real Deal." WWOZ calls her work 'Excellent' and has been spinning her records since 2005. Jambase reviewed her as penning "songs from the heart," and Relix dubbed her "Lady Willpower" as far back as 1997. Glide Magazine voted her lead vocal with Zero in 2010 of Allen Toussaint's 'On your way down', as one of the top 10 covers of the decade. She specializes in power vocals and haunting melodies, and is an accomplished guitarist in her own right. Lauren has been featured at the legendary 'Frog Pond Sunday Social" Folk Alliance House Concert for 7 consecutive seasons, has performed at the 'Historic Sweetwater Music Hall' every year since 97'. Her music can be heard on radio stations from the West to East Coasts. She was also a featured performer at the 35th & 36th Annual Frank Brown Songwriter Festival, that hosts only the top in the industry from Nashville to LA . Compared to Grace Slick & Janis Joplin, Murphy is a force all her own. Lauren's repertoire includes originals as well as covers ranging from Americana , Blues, Folk, Rock, and Jazz. Murphy is currently not performing and enjoying the refuge of her Victorian shotgun house in the Swamps of Madisonville, Louisiana , with her cats and daughter. Her music plays on in the ether of the inter webs and broadbands , thanks to vast support of DJ's and fans.