– Biography –
With her singular blend of soul-laced folk-pop, Lauren Minear is a Nashville-raised singer-songwriter who released her debut album, Invisible Woman, on October 14th, 2022.
Steeped in the vulnerability of Nashville soul, hers is the real deal; tender and emotive, yet raw and brutally honest songwriting in the lineage of Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, and Gillian Welch. Like these women, Lauren wears her heart on her sleeve as she explores the corners of love through a fragile lens of self-awareness, evoking the likes of Anais Mitchell, Taylor Swift, and Natalie Merchant.
Born in Manhattan, Lauren’s family moved to Nashville where she grew up, spending her formative years sharing her parent’s love of Brooks & Dunn, KD Lang, Garth Brooks, and Patsy Cline; as well as being immersed in both the sounds coming from the country music radio stations they tuned into on their regular drives from the city to New Orleans to visit her grandparents and the southern soul there, radiating out of The Big Easy.
Memorizing songs by Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Mariah Carey, and Shania Twain, and with Nashville songwriting seemingly steeped in her blood, Lauren wrote her first song ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ at the tender age of 14, and soon found herself interning on Music Row at Major Bob Music, at Sony ATV Publishing and in the studio with Steve Earle as well as performing and recording an EP with guitarist George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt).
Now a Mother of two little boys and again living in New York and with Madi Diaz, Brandi Carlile, Allison Russell and YEBBA on her stereo, Lauren’s journey has been far from just musical; her life has given her a rich and varied tapestry of experiences from which to draw as a songwriter. A transformative journey that has given her confidence and power, Lauren’s artistry and song-writing skills were rekindled when she became a mother, a process that changed both her perception of the world and of herself and one which brought her back to music and the spiritual therapy of creativity.