Suncoast Blues Society 17th Anniversary Party
Music starts at 8pm $12 adv / $15 at door
Winner of the Bluesblast Music Awards 2013:
Best Female Blues Artist of the Year, and
Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Shaun Murphy got her start in the Detroit music scene after seeing performances of Blues legends such as Son House and Muddy Waters, taking the performing name of "Stoney" and was soon noticed by an employee of Motown Records, who signed her along with a collaborator going by the name of Meatloaf. Stoney and Meatloaf released a single record in 1971, before parting ways. 1973 brought work singing with Bob Seger, and the Borneo Band (Murphy continues to work with Seger to this day). After extensive touring 1985 brought a move back to Los Angeles, where Murphy lent her impressive vocal abilities to Eric Clapton for his Behind the Sun album and subsequent tours; including the legendary first 1985 Live Aid concert.
She has sung, toured, and recorded with such acts as The Moody Blues, Bob Seger, Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Maria Muldaur, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Bolton, J.J. Cale, Coco Montoya, Alice Cooper, Washington, D.C. legend Chuck Brown. In 1993, she became a full-time member, as well as the first female member, of the Los Angeles based band Little Feat. She stayed on for the next fifteen years, recording and touring with them until 2009, when she decided to concentrate on her passion for the blues.