Carrie Murphy


Vocalist Carrie Murphy is the newest addition to the James Moseley band, yet has been singing her whole life. She took chorus classes with teacher Deborah Rae Thomson from kindergarten through middle school, singing solos from an early age at school music concerts and performing in many musical theater productions. By 14 she was writing lyrics and forming and playing with her own bands. Carrie was introduced to Jazz at an early age by her Stepfather, Banjo player, Carl Lunsford. At 15 she would take a bus into the city and sneak in to the Gold Dust Lounge to sit in with his Dixieland Jazz band.

Carrie sang with multiple bands throughout her 20s before forming the Mt. Tam Blues Band in the 90s. Carrie was also a featured solo vocalist and alto singer with the Lighthouse Singers of Marin, an interfaith community choir performing contemporary and traditional black gospel music, directed by Deborah Rae Thomson and Dr. Helen J. H. Stephens. In addition, Carrie ran the Mt. Tam Blues Jam on Sundays at 19 Broadway for three years.

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