Lauren Strange
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Lauren Strange

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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Nov
17
Lauren Strange @ East Nashville Underground / 2412 Gallatin Rd

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Oct
14
Lauren Strange @ Exit/In

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Sep
29
Lauren Strange @ Springwater Super Club

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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In the first installment of the “Amy Speace Critiques” Web-series, the award-winning songwriter breaks down “Jump” by Lauren Strange. - American Songwriter


USA Songwriting Competition Show will feature performances by Sherri Gough, Carla Cappa, Greg Trafidlo, Jesse Terry, Anadara Arnold, Mandee Radford, Alathea, Will Hopkins and Lauren Strange. Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters. - NowPlayingNashville.com


March-April 2010 Lyric Winners

1ST Place
“STRONGER”
WRITTEN BY LAUREN STRANGE
GERMANTOWN, TENNESSEE
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2ND PLACE
“STARLITE HOTEL”
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL MCGARRAH
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
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3RD PLACE
“THE LONG HAUL”
WRITTEN BY EFFRON WHITE
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS
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4TH PLACE
“YOU WOULD BE MISSED”
WRITTEN BY WADE NEWMAN
LOVELAND, COLORADO
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“BIG BLUE WESTERN SKIES”
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“HOURGLASS”
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“DANCE”
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“FOR SOMEONE”
WRITTEN BY RONNIE DENNIS & NEILSON HUBBARD
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“HERMIT ON THE HILL”
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“CHANCES AT LOVE (THE CARROT SONG)”
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“OLD DOGS AND GRANDPAS”
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“TESTIFY”
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“ANDY, HANK, AND JESUS”
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April 22, 2010

The Memphis Music Foundation presents Tuesday Tunes in downtown’s Court Square, as a part of Downtown Alive. In association with the Center City Commission, we will feature select MRC members each Tuesday with performances in Court Square from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Local country music star Trey Jewell kicked off the series this week to an enthusiastic crowd of downtowners looking to spice up their lunchtime routine.

If you’re looking to support Memphis music even further, check out the lunch happenings the rest of the week. Each Friday, Live From Memphis will showcase artists from their popular “60 Seconds Live” show. This past week featured artists Jeff Pruitt, Lauren Strange, and Darren J. Up next week- Jeff Hulett and Holly Cole. For the full Downtown Alive lunch schedule, check out the Downtown Memphis website.

So if you’re tired of eating the same turkey sandwich at your desk every day, get out and enjoy the weather and great Memphis music in Court Square. The series will continue throughout the summer and we look forward to seeing you there! - Memphis Means Music


Lauren Strange is a pop artist and writer with a careful sound that allows the listener to reflect. Well written and well executed. There is depth to both the content of the lyrics and the music itself. She ranges from songs you can dance to to songs you want to escape into. She hails from Memphis Tennessee, and the porcelain southern sound can be heard. Some of her influences are Aimee Mann, Brandi Carlile, Emerson Hart, Neil Young, Nirvana, Ryan Adams, Tori Amos

Song I like are "Never Far" and "Stronger." They can be found at her Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/listentolaurenstrange - The Independent Music Scene


Discography

Self Titled (TBA)
The Strange EP (2010)
Mid-South Musicians for Le Bonheur (2010)

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Lauren Strange grew up in Memphis, TN, where she began playing piano and taking classical lessons at the age of 6, and won her first award for songwriting at age 9, when she received first place in a school contest. She grew up singing along to recordings of artists from James Taylor to Aretha Franklin, and began performing at church with her mother, who taught her how to sing harmony. When she was 15, Lauren taught herself how to play guitar using her mother’s music books, and soon began performing locally with friends. She later attended The University of Memphis, where she met friends who recorded, engineered, and played on her debut EP, The Strange EP. She moved to Nashville after graduating college, and has proven to be an ambitious and versatile musician. She has taught private lessons in guitar and piano in Nashville, and also has also worked as a demo and background singer as well as a solo performer. Lauren met singer-songwriter Juliana Cole after moving to Nashville, and most recently performed alongside her and other musicians including Chuck Wicks, Phil Vassar, and Sarah Darling at the “Let Us In Nashville – A Tribute to Linda McCartney” benefit concert at the historic The Ryman Auditorium.
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Lauren’s song Stronger from her EP won first place in the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest, and her lyrics were featured in the March/April 2010 issue of the magazine. She was named a Regional Round Finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Songwriting Competition in 2010, finished fourth in the Intel Superstars Competition Country Category, and was named the Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest in the Country Category for her song “Jump.” She was also received the Lennon award in the Country category for 2010.
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Lauren’s ethereal, crystal clear voice has received numerous comparisons to that of her idol, Alison Krauss, and she has received praise from many including producer Jack Douglas (whose credits include John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith). Douglas says, “Wow, [she has] a beautiful voice. I was knocked out by [her] songwriting. I look forward to hearing [her] name mentioned around the studios as a “go to” songwriter and artist in the near future.”