Female Vocalist of the Year
Midwest Music Awards - 2015
Originally from Chicago, this rockin’ female puts her heart and soul into every performance. Now based out of Nashville, TN she has been regionally touring since 2014 and has opened for artists, such as Beth Hart, Samantha Fish and Walter Trout. Between her powerful vocals, anchored with a driving rhythm section and garnished with crushing guitar, this is a band you don’t want to miss.
Long before she was old enough to drive herself to a gig, Lauren Anderson would ride with her father around Chicago as he fed cassettes into the car stereo, steadily adding to her musical education. His choices often leaned toward rock operas like The Who’s Tommy or the original cast recording of Jesus Christ Superstar, giving his daughter a sense of how to project her feelings. ~ George Lang, Oklahoma Gazette, Oklahoma City, OK, January 6, 2016
Anderson is a great package deal, great vocalist, superb songwriter, deeply rooted in blues and roots music and so much more. Truly Me is every bit that...and then some. These songs are not only well written and delivered with power and passion, but the arrangements are impeccable. Anderson and company are exceptional, a band I would recommend without reservation to one and all. ~ Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue, January 2016
Lauren Anderson played a 1:30 a.m. set in one of the Kansas City showcase rooms. Barefoot with guitar, she busked through several high-energy rock-soul tunes. She has a powerful voice, one that bears some resemblances to Melissa Etheridge or Janis Joplin. According to her Facebook page, she is in a four-piece band that includes drummer Kristopher Schnebelen, formerly of Trampled Under Foot. She bears watching. ~ Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, February 22, 2015