Lauren Cunningham
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Lauren Cunningham


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"Sunny Days" EP, 2006
"While You're Waiting EP, 2010
"Sunday Sessions EP, Anticipated Release Fall 2012


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With a shaky egg and a guitar named Eleanor, Lauren Cunningham has set out to share music that is real and relatable. From barbeques to benefit concerts, the neo-soul singer-songwriter performs organic, grassroots melodies while forging a unique blend of gospel, soul, blues, and jazz. Her music touches stripped-down, real-life topics as it integrates classic feel-good soul, knee-slapping beats, and catchy melodies you can’t help but hum.

Lauren first felt the funk growing up a pastor’s daughter in Louisville, Kentucky, where she fell in love with the gospel music of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Over the next twenty years, Lauren cultivated a passion for socially active musicians like Tracy Chapman, Marvin Gaye, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Jill Scott, and Ben Harper. It was 2003, as an undergraduate at Western Kentucky University, when Lauren made the decision to follow the footsteps of these advocating artists. Her first album, “Sunny Days,” debuted in 2006 and was written and produced by Lauren and best friend Gary Hook. The release of her debut album spawned the creation of Noizejoi, what would be Lauren’s band and the launching pad for her solo endeavors for the next five years. Noizejoi’s acoustic EP, “While You’re Waiting,” that was co-written and produced by Noizejoi’s keyboardist Zach Tichenor, was released on February 2nd, 2010 after much anticipation.

Combining music with a passion for social and political advocacy, Lauren is equal parts musician and community leader. She has served as the Director of Kaleidoscope Youth and Arts Program, striving to transform youth and community through art and activism. She believes in the importance of building community and in music’s ability to inspire and transcend boundaries. Currently, Lauren serves on the boards of the Coalition for Gender and Racial Equality and Light of Chance.

Lauren once had an alter-ego as “DJ L-Boogie” on 91.7 The Revolution. She has performed in cities around the nation, including Atlanta, Indianapolis, Nashville, Louisville, and Memphis, opening for headliners such as Anthony Hamilton, Keri Hilson, and KC and JoJo. Recently, Lauren has graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Administration and lives in Bowling Green, KY with her long-time partner.

Now, Lauren has a newly released single, “Ann” (2012), as she works on the completion of her first solo album with co-producer and guitarist J. Michael Meece. When she’s not performing or writing music, she spends time with family and friends, eats sushi, and is an avid fan of Netflix documentaries. Lauren Cunningham is a musician, a poet, a writer, a philanthropist, an advocate, and a friend.