2018 No Depression Singer-Songwriter Award winner Lauren Pratt studied classical voice and then spent five years in Nashville honing her songwriting chops. Her hard work is paying off: she won an honorable mention at the 2017 Planet Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter competition and then took 3rd at the Planet Bluegrass Telluride Troubadour contest before winning the big prize at FG18.
“Equally at ease with a warbling coo as she is with stern condescension, (her debut album) Days Like Tonight announces Pratt as a voice that can capture any mood and a writer of close-knit tales.”
– Bucket Full of Nails
Lauren Pratt is an Americana Folk Singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts who hails from sunny Fort Myers, Florida. When a guitar arrived at her door unexpectedly, a young Lauren immediately set her amateur poems to music and thus began her lifelong affair with songwriting. In college, she stumbled into classical voice and fell in love with the Romantics and the depth of art form that goes into writing and singing a story. She graduated from Belhaven University with a degree in Classical Voice which means she can sing loudly and well for her supper (if need be). From there, she packed up her boots and guitar and headed north from Mississippi for a 5-year stop-over in Nashville, Tennessee where she honed her songwriting amongst some of the best in the up-and-coming Americana community. Her debut album Days Like Tonight was released independently under the moniker Miss Lauren Pratt in August 2015 at the popular East Nashville venue, The Basement East. Her sophomore album, “Live at Monster Studios”, was recorded in Nashville and released in 2016.
Lauren is currently studying the effects of the Expressive Arts in Therapy and is working on her next album to be released in 2019.