We are excited to bring you Lauren Murphy of The Psychedelics and Deb Grabein of The Sound Field this week on No Simple Road! Lauren Murphy shares more than a little with The Sound Field, not the least of which are the musicians David Salvia and Mark Karan. The latter, who co-produced Psychedelics with Murphy herself at Dauphin Street Sound in Mobile, AL., also accompanies members of the band named after this record. Such continuity of activity further delineates common roots in the Sixties also extending to a package layout by Bob Minkin Design (he of so many superb photos of the Grateful Dead even apart from his book Photographed By (Insight Editions , 2014) as well as two songs here co-authored by the late wordsmith Robert Hunter for that latter band.
Thanks in part to the augmentation of its core trio, The Sound field’s second album, This Moment of the Storm, is an incrementally ghostly listening experience over the course of its dozen tracks and near sixty-minutes duration. The esteemed David Lindley, long-time accompanist to Jackson Browne, adds color with lap steel on “Cry For Memory” and “Walk” plus bouzouki on “Copperhead Road,” while Mark Karan, best known for his long-term work with former members of the Grateful Dead, chips in with suitably intricate guitar work.
This is a heavy conversation! We get into women’s role in the music industry, how the patriarchy has affected their music, creating the new albums, playing at Sweetwater during the pandemic, and a ton more!!!
Make sure to check out THE SOUND FIELD on all streaming platforms!
Also check out PSYCHEDEICS also streaming everywhere!
SONG AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EPISODE: ‘End Of The World Blues’ – off ‘Psychedleics’
SONG AT THE END OF THE EPISODE: ‘Trick Of The Light’ – off ‘The Sound Field’
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