About this project
"El Dorado" will be dedicated in tribute to my late husband, vocalist & songwriting partner, Judge Murphy, who I recently lost to a 4 year battle with Cancer and Organ Transplant Failure.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
I'm a veteran performer/songwriter based out of The Sierra Nevada in California, and this will be my first solo album in nearly a decade. For the last 15 years I sang along side my husband Judge in the bands ZERO & Lansdale Station. From 2005-2013, my focus was writing for our five-piece rock band, and now I need a current product in hand to represent where I am and where I'm going. I have many great opportunities ahead, but after eight years as a band leader I need something that represents where I stand now.
I'm recording with Grammy nominated Producer, Mooka Rennick, at Prairie Sun Studios, in Cotati, CA. The record will feature many notable players I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over the last 15 years of my career, as well as some new hot rod mountain pickers I've recently discovered. Mooka knows how to capture the "magic" that makes the difference between good art and truly great art.
Mooka & I (and You!) are producing a solid Americana experience that fuses "natural performance" and "high fidelity". The songs take the listener on a journey through the mountains of the heart, with a cast of resilient characters. It's not just about suffering. It's about strength and redemption. In the end, it's all about hope and appreciation for this brief but beautiful life.
The total cost for this record is estimated at $13,000, but I'm asking my friends and fans to meet me half way at $6500, and be a part of making "El Dorado" a reality.
*Remember, the project won't fund if we don't reach the goal*
My target is to release this on 9-15-2014, the one year anniversary of the passing of my husband & musical partner, Judge Murphy, for this was not just my dream, but one he had dreamed for me this year as well.
We're not just making a CD, we're making Vinyl!!
Where We Are:
As of 4/1/2014 Sessions One & Two are done. I have 10 solid acoustic guitar & vocals tracks all ready. It sounds AMAZING! Next is to secure funding and begin scheduling the session players.
What still needs to be done:
• 2-3 sessions for instrumentalists & harmony vocals
• Mixing Session
• Mastering Session
• Cover Photo & Design
• Replication of Cds & Vinyl
1.) Snow on the Dogwoods
2.) For the Love of Texas Ellen
3.) El Dorado
4.) Sweet Louisa
5.) Hallie Lonnigan
6.) Love Again
7.) Renegade Rose
8.) The Ballad of Booker & Honey
9.) The Dreadful Wind & Rain
Lauren Murphy has performed with Steve Kimock, Judge Murphy, Pete Sears, Bobby Vega, Gregg Anton, Robin Sylvester, Mark Karan, Dan Lebowitz, Nikki Blum, Melvin Seals, Ryan Scott of the Monophonic Horns, Bernie Worrell, and many more.
El Dorado Live at The Judge Murphy ZERO family Tribute
El Dorado Live from the Hopmonk with Doug & James Harman
Updates will be listed here as well as on my Lauren Murphy Entertainer Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-Murphy-Entertainer/145835268798750 . You can connect to it through my home page under "Links", www.LaurenMurphyMusic.com
Risks and challenges
This is my fourth studio recording and second time I've worked at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, CA. With Mooka in the co-production seat alongside myself, I feel confident there are little or no risks/ challenges, other than a mass extinction via astroids. There is nothing to fear, but fear itself!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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