Jazz Rock Electric
" Lauren Murphy (lead vocals/guitar) is a Veteran Singer/Songwriter based out of Fairhope, Al who boasts nearly two decades of experience in the San Francisco Rock Arena. The Psychedelics is her newest project, highlighting some of Lower Alabama's hottest players; The Professor aka John Cochran (lead guitar), John Keuler (vocals, bass), & Winter Baynes (drums/percussion).
The Group was nominated for the 2018 Nappie Awards in the "Best New Band" category, as well as Murphy (Best Area Voice) & Cochran (Best Area Guitarist).
The Psychedelics have been performing together for over 4 years, and have played over 150 shows together, and are currently cutting their first record at Dauphin Street Sound in Mobile, Al. Mark Karan, best known for his guitar work with Bob Weir/Rat Dog, is producing the album and it will be mixed by Wet Willie's Rick Hirsch, w/ an anticipated release for Summer 2020.
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/ Bob Weir, Papa Mali, members of Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Jerry Garcia 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.
The Psychedelics never fail to deliver a high energy dynamic soundscape of synergy and soul. Get ready to dance & Psychedelicize with this always crowd rousing band.