After releasing the critically acclaimed 'Crooked Mile' in 1997 on her own label and selling more than 10,000 copies in her native Texas alone, Trish Murphy released this stunning followup on the doolittle/mercury label in... more » 1999.The songs on "Rubies" reveal both a gift for melody and the ability to sketch full portraits or distill complex emotions with just a few lines. If you haven't heard about Trish Murphy yet, ask around. Someone you know has, and what they'll say is bound to be good.« less
After releasing the critically acclaimed 'Crooked Mile' in 1997 on her own label and selling more than 10,000 copies in her native Texas alone, Trish Murphy released this stunning followup on the doolittle/mercury label in 1999.The songs on "Rubies" reveal both a gift for melody and the ability to sketch full portraits or distill complex emotions with just a few lines. If you haven't heard about Trish Murphy yet, ask around. Someone you know has, and what they'll say is bound to be good.
"The product of the Texas prarie and a long tradition of great Texas artists, Trish Murphy is an ingenue in size 3 leather pants. Anyone who has seen her live performances has been electrified by her energy, her simple love of the music, and her uncanny ability to connect with the audience. Rubies on the Lawn is a jewel in her writer's crown. Beautifully crafted lyrics settled into tunes that you will carry with you the rest of the day. The songs reflect a soul-searching innocence that is both refreshing and real. And her little-girl voice is fence-post rough, just enough to put the edge on her songs. Don't miss this terrific performance by an emerging Texas artist."
"Rubies" Grows on You
Michael R. Krieger | Houston, Texas | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The more I listen to "Rubies," the more I love it. I have been listening to it on the way to work (a 30 minute commute) for the last few weeks. It's rare that I find a CD that stands up to repeated plays. It seems I can't get enough of "Johnny Too Blue" and "Vanilla Sun." And "These Boots" nearly puts me into a trance each time I hear it! After checking out this CD and Trish's web site, I saw her perform in Houston. She was incredible live. She reeks charisma and sounds amazing. I liked her so much I hired her to play for our company at an executive event!"
These Boots Were Made For Rockin'!
Ralph Quirino | Keswick, Ontario Canada | 12/31/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On her second album (her first with national distribution), Trish Murphy beats the rock'n'roll pants off virtually every major league femme-rocker (stand BACK Melissa and Sheryl!) with a sly, sexy, SMOKIN' set of sizzlers perfect for machine-tooled highway drivin'! Key cuts include a winning remake of "These Boots Are Made For Walking" and "Me Behind The Wheel", a wonderfully upbeat tune with lots of personality! Nice jagged guitars, propulsive drums, expert production and THAT voice! Absolute joy!"
JT. | BALTIMORE | 10/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After listening to "RUBIES",it`s hard for me to listen to anything else!Loved CROOKED MILE but this is even better. Just wished she received some recognition in the Baltimore area.I`ll do my part!!"
Trish get's a harder edge!
JT. | 08/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe, as she says, her music has a harder edge because she is now writing about her adult years. However I think it's the addition of Billy Harvey to the band. Saw her last week in Little Rock and even the older stuff has more of a rock sound to it. New CD is fantastic!!! Johnny Too Blue-about her uncle's inability to come all the way back from his Vietnam War experience.Me Behind the Wheel- Three On The Tree What A Scene!Sunday- About a robbery of an IHOP gone bad...based on a poem written by Trish's Swat Team neighbor. AND a great version of an old Nancy Sinatra song it's just called BOOTS on the CD. Nancy SAID she was leaving the guy, but probably would have come back for a diamond bracelet. Trish not only is leaving she WON'T be coming back and will probably kick his A** on her way out!She is writing and singing better than ever!"