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Trish Murphy


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Trish Murphy is an Austin-based singer-songwriter. She grew up in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a struggling musician and songwriter. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy at the University of Dallas, she formed a duo — Trish and Darin — with her brother Darin Murphy and performed in Houston for several years in the early 1990s. In 1996, Murphy relocated to Austin, releasing her recording Crooked Mile independently in 1997. In 1998 and 1999, Murphy performed as part of the Lilith Fair tour. Murphy released the recording, Rubies on the Lawn on Doolittle/Mercury Records in 1999. A live recording, Captured was released independently in 2001.

Murphy has performed twice at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and in Italy, France and other European countries. She also teaches Italian cooking and supports outreach programs for middle school-aged girls. Murphy’s music features story-telling and personal expression. In her own words, the challenge to her songwriting “is to evoke as many images as possible with as few words as possible.”

Murphy made her 2005 record release, Girls Get In Free following a sabbatical from performing and a period of personal difficulties. This record combined Murphy’s music with a cause she supports as the CD release party benefitted GENAustin, a non-profit outreach program that helps middle school-aged girls develop strong self-esteem. Murphy is also a member of GENAustin’s Board of Directors.

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  • dirtydogintex

    Real nice show... and woman to boot. Now if I could just find my 'Captured' CD it'd help ride the outage thru....

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • devilsrancher

    If there were any damn justice in the music business, Trish Murphy would have 5 million plays and Sheryl Crow would have 6000. Great voice, great songwriter. Nice person, too.

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • misterbruno

    The first I heard of Trish was at Lilith Fair '98 in Raleigh - it was just her on a tiny stage but she blew me away! The next year, I was tickled that she was a last minute replacement at LF '99 in Nashville when I took my niece to her first "real" concert. We waited in line after her show to so we could each get a CD signed by Trish.

    7 Oct 2008 Reply

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