Lauren Anderson, Erik Anderson, Anthony Caulkins (SideBar Music Room)
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
LAUREN ANDERSON : Originally from Chicago, Lauren has had a passion for singing that has been undeniable ever she was a little girl. Even as a preschooler, she often interrupted her class, promptly making up a song about whatever activity the class was about to participate in. Lauren grew up listening to artists like Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, Adele, and many more.
After officially completing her masters in music therapy in 2012, Lauren began performing solo gigs around the greater Kansas City area at venues such as Bar Louie, Jerry's Bait Shop and Main Street Cafe. She quickly realized that she could only go so far in the business while playing solo gigs, so she began attending jam sessions at venues such as Freddy T's, Llewelyn's Pub and Westport Saloon. It was at such jams that she met Kristopher Schnebelen (previously from Trampled Under Foot), Dylan Reiter (from Brandon Miller Band) and Adam Stuber, who now make up her band, The Lauren Anderson Project. Their first official EP, Do & Hope, was released in August 2014, which can be purchased at shows and on the home page of their website,www.LaurenAndersonMusic.com.
"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