Band: Lauren Murphy & the Psychedelics
Date: Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 p.m.
Venue: Dauphin Street Blues Co., 568 Dauphin St. (Mobile), odalysirishpub.com
Tickets: Call 251-725-6429
When she relocated to the area, Lauren Murphy brought a little bit of the West Coast with her. This Baton Rouge native first established her musical legacy in San Francisco, where she lent guitar and vocals to bands such as Zero and Lansdale Station. These days, Murphy and her backing band, The Psychedelics, are pulling audiences with a mix of originals and covers.
Murphy’s most recent album is the 2015 release “El Dorado.” For this endeavor, Murphy recruited such musicians as singer-songwriter Will Kimbrough (Will & the Bushmen, Willie Sugarcapps) and Mark Karan (RatDog) to assist her in the studio. This collection features West Coast roots country and folk. Murphy breaks from this common thread with “The Ballad of Booker and Honey,” which delves into classic, mellow ragtime.
With her wealth of experience and material, Murphy and her band should be an oasis on the journey to New Year’s Eve.