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Name  Trish Murphy
Instruments  Vocals, guitar
Role  Singer

Years active  1990s - current
Education  University of Dallas
Genres  Rock music
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Origin  Houston, Texas United States
Albums  Girls Get in Free, Rubies on the Lawn, Crooked Mile, Captured
Record labels  Mercury Records, Raven Records, Valley Entertainment
Similar People  Kacy Crowley, Johnny Goudie, Charlie Sexton, Waterson:Carthy, Sean Keane

Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter

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Trish Murphy is an Austin-based singer-songwriter. She appeared in the Austin City Limits Music Festival twice and has released four records.


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Music career

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Trish Murphy 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.

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Murphy has performed twice at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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Murphy made her 2005 record release, Girls Get In Free following a sabbatical from performing and a period of personal difficulties. This record's 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.

Murphy performs solo, with her rock band and as part of a 1950s-today music tribute band, SKYROCKET! . Murphy also teaches Italian cooking at Austin's Central Market.

In 2008, Murphy appeared alongside her brother and Johnny Goudie, as a police officer in the movie A Very Bad Day.


  • Yes, We're Open (with Darin Murphy), Rehab Records, 1991
  • Crooked Mile, Rhythmic Records, 1998
  • Rubies on the Lawn, Doolittle/Mercury Records, 1999
  • Captured, Raven, 2001
  • Girls Get In Free, Valley Entertainment, 2005
  • References

    Trish Murphy Wikipedia

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