Venue Address (Get Directions)HopMonk Tavern Novato - The Session Room
Date and Time
Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 7:30pm
10:15pm-12am: Lauren Murphy & her band:
A KRSH home-grown artist, LAUREN MURPHY is best known for her work with Lansdale Station which she established with her husband Judge Murphy (ZERO). Relocating from the Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada's, her recent compositions are notably some of the best in her career, and quite a buzz is circulating on social media with a video of her recent performance of "El Dorado". Mourning the death of her singing partner, husband Judge Murphy, Lauren has turned back toward her love of the warm toned acoustic music that she began her career with over 15 years ago. A classically trained performer, Lauren's worked with some of the Industry's best and played many destination venues in the state. She is currently preparing to embark upon her next solo CD at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati. It will feature an all-star lineup of many of the players she's worked with over the years. Lauren's sheer determination & skill is summed up well by Relix Magazine's declaration as "Lady Willpower".
Compared to Gillian Welch, Emmy Lou Harris, & Grace Slick, with the passion of Janis Joplin, Lauren Murphy is completely unique in her vocal stylings. Brassy, sensitive, and powerful, she captivates her audience with finely crafted tales that span the gambit of the human condition. Lauren will be joined this evening by veteran Cellist Doug Harman (The Rowan Brothers/Bella Fleck) and his son, accomplished guitarist James Harman.
9pm-10pm: JOANNE RAND &BAND
Touring nationally for a quarter of a century, Joanne Rand "continues to push the art pedal to the floor." Rand has appeared with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, John Hartford, and recently earned a BFA in Music Composition. You can't keep this woman down, her last four CDs released in the past four years and she tours from border to border in the U.S.
"Whatever muse inspires Rand only seems to grow stronger with time" - Eugene Weekly.
Writing and playing music since childhood in the Deep South, Rand cut her performance teeth playing bluegrass in Alaska and spun musical magic with natives in the Amazon. She spent six formative years touring from her remote homestead in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, fully launching her career in California’s North Bay Area, where she remains revered as one of the region’s finest independent artists. A North Bay Bohemian readers’ poll voted her “Best Acoustic Band,” and calls Rand a “legendary…longtime local hero.” In the 1990s Rand helped anchor Seattle's thriving music scene, collaborating with her songwriter brother, during his last years of life. Residing now in Arcata, CA, with her family, Rand teaches music, does film scoring, and continues to tour.
8pm-8:45pm: Andi White
Having played guitar, piano and mandolin for over 30 years, Andi White has evolved through stages of music ranging from bluegrass to jazz guitar. She now brings her experience and musical diversity to her original music, backed by some of the Bay Area's top musicians, forming Six Hits Later. From instrumental songs that combine complex jazz composition with funky upbeat rhythms to vocal pieces described as reminiscent of 30's era music, Andi’s original music fuses unique fingerpicking stylings and intricate composition with husky, jazz and blues-influenced female vocals. Andi White & Six Hits Later features Andi White (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Original Music) and a fluid cast of supporting musicians on lead guitar, bass and drum, while solo acoustic shows showcase Andi's individual style.
All ticketed shows are standing-room only with limited seating, unless otherwise designated.