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|Judge & Lauren Murphy : “You Asked For It”|
| By: David Wilson Yesterday after sending out an announcement of DLTSP’s forthcoming interview with Zero we received numerous emails questioning the reasons surrounding our failure to list the legendary Judge Murphy in the line-up for Zero’s performance.This was a simple oversight on my part. However I was so inspired by our viewers overwhelming love and devotion to this truly unique and talented artist that I immediately reached out to DLTSP’s good friend Lauren Murphy. As a special treat for our viewers I’m very pleased to announce that in addition to our interview with Zero DLTSP has arranged an earlier interview with both Judge & Lauren Murphy at their upcoming performance April 27th, at Rancho Nicasio, in Nicasio, Ca.
JUDGE MURPHY – Vocals / Producer -
Scouted by a number of musical giants, ‘THE JUDGE’, had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with such notables as BRUCE HORNSBY, CLARANCE CLEMONS, ‘Stone’s’ piano man NICKY HOPKINS, JOHN CIPOLLINA, & DAVID BYRNE.
In June of 1994, Judge took some time off of the ZERO project to collaborate with virtuoso Canadian born guitarist, DAVE GOODMAN, & recorded a Cd for the German label TAXIM RECORDS. Back in Zero (April 95′) THE JUDGE returned to 5 more years of nationwide touring ( where he met Lauren ), & recorded several more CD’s with the band. He also got back in the drum chair, supporting Lauren’s original compositions in their band, THE HOUSELEVELERS( 1997 -1999). Lauren shared the stage with Judge as background vocalist for ZERO from 1998-2000, until Steve Kimock left to pursue a career with “The Other Ones”.
Married in 1999, Judge & Lauren moved to the Hawaiian Islands to be together & write. A brief residency in New Orleans had them both bitten by the music bug, and they moved home to California, bringing a little of the gumbo along. In 2005, Judge began producing the CD, “MAGNOLIA HEART”; a body of work written predominantly by wife, Lauren Murphy. Recorded over 3sessions at The Plant Studios, ‘LANSDALE STATION’ was born, as was a new dimension in the pair’s relationship. During 2006, The Judge joined Zero for a brief run of reunion shows, preferring to focus on his main vocally infused project , Lansdale Station. 2007 finds this blue-eyed soul singer and multi-talented artist more than inspired. The culmination of his 40 some years of experience in music are evident in his presence,versatility, & delivery. Still in contact with Robert Hunter today, he said he is pleased that The Judge continues to sing these songs that he helped create, in any configuration. While his main musical attention remains on LANSDALE STATION, Judge recently spoke of his role in ZERO & his current outlook “The guys in Zero will always have a place in my musical history, & I am sure we will continue to do gigs when the timing works.” The future may just be another golden age of music. Tune in.. Turn on…
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Bio Reprinted With Permission Of Judge & Lauren Murphy
April 17th, 2007 | Tags: Music | Comments: