Organic String Quartet
Formed in 2006, the Organic String Quartet is a professional ensemble that has been providing high quality music for live events in the Southern California area, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Santa Barbara for over 10 years. OSQ was nominated as a finalist in California Wedding Day Magazine's Best of 2017 annual awards program and is the recipient of the 'People Love Us On Yelp' award for 2017 as well as WeddingWire's 'Couple's Choice Award' for 2018. In addition, the Organic String Quartet is a green business that seeks low-impact and eco-friendly alternatives in every business choice and donates a portion of its yearly proceeds to American Forests to help plant new trees around the world. We love what we do and we love healing the planet while we do it!
For 25 years, and with no sign of slowing, violinist Chris Murphy has made a living by writing, performing and recording original music. For Murphy, the path forward is charted by looking backward, to the troubadours and minstrels of ages past. Forget the exaggerated reports of the music industry’s demise. It’s only the record industry, a relative blip in the history of putting tones in sequence, that’s suffering. Music, and the opportunity to make a life’s work out of it, well, that’s not going anywhere.
Murphy has amassed a deep catalog of solo and collaborative albums and made cameo appearances on records by Har Mar Superstar and The Dandy Warhols, among others. Murphy’s recordings include the likes of Steve Hodges and Larry Taylor from Tom Waits’ band, Nels Cline (Wilco), Mike Watt (fIREHOSE), D.J. Bonebrake and John Doe (X, The Knitters), Herb Pedersen (The Desert Rose Band), Tim O’Brien, Joachim Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club), Joey Peters (Grant Lee Buffalo), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana), Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys, Lunasa) and Pat D’Arcy, L. Shankar (Peter Gabriel), Victoria Williams.
As he searches for new ways to communicate through music, fusing styles and techniques from across the globe — a unique fabric of world music, he calls it — Murphy finds his element on the stage, where spontaneity and improvisation reign.
Abby Posner, a working musician in Los Angeles for the past 16 years, is best known for her ability to play nearly any instrument that she can lay her hands on, twisting genres, and pushing the boundaries of folk and roots music. This CalArts music graduate has composed music for commercials/TV, films, and radio shows all over the globe (including Old Fashioned, The Fosters, This American Life, The Art of More, and Last Tango in Halifax just to name a few). She also has music placed in commercials and TV shows all over China, Sweden, The UK, and Australia. Posner appeared in two episodes of GLEE on season four playing banjo and guitar, and the Freeform show Famous In Love playing banjo.
Posner has scored four films (Across Land Across Sea, Through Their Eyes, award winning short Animation Elizabeth Sees, and in 2020 completed the score for feature doc Lady Buds) while playing and touring with her indie folk band Abby and The Myth. In 2019 Posner played banjo and sang Wagon Wheel as a featured principal role in Bank Of America's add campaign for the Ken Burn’s PBS Country Music Documentary.
In 2020 Abby Posner won the Carl Gage "Give me Shelter in Place" Songwriting award through the Topanga Folk Festival for her original song Blind Spots.