Longtime California singer and songwriter Lauren Murphy
first gained admiration for her voice, lending it to popular Bay Area band Zero, alongside her late husband Judge Murphy. She and Judge would go on to form the popular Lansdale Station in 2005, though Judge’s death in 2013 changed her musical focus. Last year, she recorded her first solo album in a decade, a tribute to her late husband called El Dorado, and this year Murphy moved from the West Coast to the small artistic-minded community of Fairhope, Ala. Now Murphy is back in the North Bay with a full band and ready to kick out the jams on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 8pm. $17–$20. 415.388.1100.