Lauren Anderson - Truly Me


Laura Anderson heeft met het album ' Truly Me ' haar debuut album opgenomen. De zangeres uit Kansas City laat op de viertien nummers duidelijk haar veelzijdigheid en talent horen. We horen muziek met invloeden uit de blues , rock , pop en zelfs een vleugje rootsmuziek. Deze keuze van muziekstijlen past uitstekend bij de vocale kwaliteiten van de zangeres en haar band. Dat Lauren Anderson een mooie muzikale toekomst tegemoet blijkt wel uit het feit dat ze dit jaar de prijs voor ' Female Vocalist of the Year ' namens de Midwest Music Awards heeft gewonnen. Wat mij betreft is de eerste kennismaking met de muziek van Laura Anderson een aangename verrassing. Naar ik hoop mogen we de talenten van de zangeres snel bewonderen in Europa. 


What's the first song you ever remember hearing?

The first song I remember hearing was my father singing a Donovan song, "The Sun is a Very Magic Fellow" to me and my brothers.

What inspires you to do what you do?

I believe music was given to us to help us deal with life.  So life, and all the good, bad and the ugly, inspires me to create and perform music.


How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

I've been taught to keep an internal clock, and whenever I mess up, I just pick right back up where ever the song is.  So if I mess up on beat 1, and it takes me till beat 4 to pull myself back together, I get back on beat 4, rather than where I left off (beat 2).  If you stick to this rule, I find most people don't even notice. 

Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

"When Love Comes To Town" covered by Herbie Hancock, Joss Stone, and Jonny Lang.  I love this version of this song.  Especially around 4:15, Joss hits a note that never fails to give me goosebumps! 

How would you describe your perfect day?

This is tough.  I think there are a lot of different kinds of perfect day's.  One for me though is to sleep in, make waffles and coffee for breakfast.  Spend most of the day writing and working on music, then play a sold-out show at a venue such as Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO.   That would be a pretty good day.


Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

I would be nervous to meet Joan Osborne.


What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?

"Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna, haha.  It pumps me up when I'm at the gym.  

If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that

On the lake in Hayward, WI.  My family rents a cabin up there every summer and it's extremely relaxing and peaceful.


Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

Tour.  Right now we've had a few small tours and in the future I plan on increasing that and expanding where we travel to.

Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

Traveling the world performing. 

What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

Probably Winter Park, CO.  Great little town. 

Just for fun…………. Please fill in the blanks,

Without music i would be..........  lonely.

I write the songs because.......... it makes me a better person.