Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Monday, June 27, 2022

Singer, songwriter, and blues disciple Lauren Anderson makes music that transcends any ordinary encounter. She engages her audiences in ways that allow her and those that follow her to find common ground and share experiences that are common to them all. “My goal in live performance is to offer people a good time, but also to give them something that will resonate long after,” she says. “I enjoy the exuberance and joy in making music, but I also like sharing the backstories of my songs as well as the emotions and experiences that allow people to relate and connect in ways they can appreciate and understand.” Indeed, Lauren has lots of personal experiences to draw upon, stories she shares with her audiences and which, in turn, inspire those who see her to draw inspiration and encouragement.

A former music therapist, she left her comfortable day job to move to Nashville to pursue her dream of making music on her own. She recalls how she received a call from a prominent TV talent competition to audition for the program and being flown to L.A., only to be told they had enough contestants, and they were sending her home. Lauren recounts experiences like those as she interacts with her audiences and probes the depth of those emotions — the joy as well as the heartbreak — that one encounters in pursuing a cause so close to one’s heart.

The album was produced by Lauren with the assistance of Taylor Lonardo (who also mixed, mastered and engineered) as well as the musicians who contributed their talents (drummer Matt Doctor, bassist Hutch, guitarist Dan Wecht, keyboardist Johnathan Smith, trombone player Will Elliot and saxophonist and flautist Joe Douglas).

photo by Scott Lukes

Today Grateful Web unveils “Lose My Head.”  This fun, lighthearted tune was written the day after Lauren played a gig in downtown Nashville. The gig went well, the band was incredible, the crowd was generous, and then in the commotion of packing up her gear and walking the 3 blocks to her car, someone stole her purse. Lauren woke up the next day feeling defeated; like every time she got ahead, life pushed her back two steps. So as a form of therapy she sat down and wrote, “Lose My Head”. She explains, “I actually wrote it 4 years ago and wrote it thinking it wouldn’t be anything I’d ever share. But I just couldn’t get the song out of my head. So when compiling songs for this album, I brought it to my band and suddenly it was one of our favorites. In a world where things don’t always go your way, the tune just makes it feel like everything will turn out ok in the end.”

Lauren’s upcoming album, titled Burn It All Down, scheduled for release on September 9, 2022, epitomizes the will and determination that’s made her such a formidable force within the blues/ rock community.



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