Lauren began playing violin at the age of 6. Although her training began classically, she grew up in Nashville TN, the home of country music, and soon became immersed in the many Americana and roots styles the city had to offer. She started playing bluegrass in a local band at age 9 after she entered and won her first fiddle competition. Lauren continued to compete, placing in many more competitions, including runner up in the ASTA Alternative Styles Competition in 2010. She continued to perform locally and studied jazz, Irish, bluegrass, and pop music throughout high school. She is a graduate of Belmont University where she studied Commercial Violin Performance.
Lauren is a session player and string arranger, and has over 15 years of touring experience including opening for acts such as Jools Holland, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Thompson, and Kix Brooks. She has played venues from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to the Royal Albert Concert Hall in London, and has worked with artists and productions like Miley Cyrus, Lonestar, Florida Georgia Line, ABC/CMT’s Nashville, The CMT Awards, Little Big Town, Andra Day, Lee Ann Womack, as the featured artist for Bonafonte’s international advertising campaign, HighRoad, Matt Maher, and many others.
Lauren recently released her second solo EP, "Water Music Pt. II". You can listen to it here. A portion of all proceeds of the record go to support ocean conservation, education, and research. If you are interested in helping support this cause, please check out The Ocean Conservancy to learn more!!
Currently, Lauren lives in Nashville, TN, where she works as a touring musician, recording artist, and composer. In her free time, Lauren loves to paint (see here), read books, and pet all the neighborhood dogs. For more information, or to get in touch, see here.