“LAUREN ADAMS/Somewhere Else: "Those of us that don't have ready access to LA are frequently amazed by Americana albums that come from otherwise ‘unheard' of performers that get just enough studio placements to keep it together nicely and chase the real stuff off the clock. Adams is a folk rocker right at the epicenter of that Americana movement and shows why she has the skills to be there. The kind of folk rock set that labels like Rounder used to excel at, it's way too organic to feel like it came from LA because heart and emotion are tattooed all over it. Another solid performer that needs to be discovered by the rest of the country. Well done throughout."”
“LAUREN ADAMS BAND This is an all-star outfit, from superb songwriter / band leader LAUREN ADAMS to PHIL PARLAPIANO on keys and accordion and MARK “POCKET” GOLDBERG on bass. This is easily one of L.A.’s top ten electric Americana bands, and Lauren’s originals should be hit songs. Their rendition of ERNEST TROOST’S “Evangeline” with Lauren’s vocals is powerful and compelling and very different from the classic blues ballad delivery that Ernest gives it. Lauren’s song “Thirsty,” title track to one of her albums, evokes lost country & western, from a time before Nashville lost the western part and turned it all into dysfunctional relationship, red-state-trailer-park rock. Each band member got a featured song, since all are singer-songwriters with solo albums and dozens of credits on records by big names. Be sure to catch LAUREN ADAMS when she performs in town, or at her monthly “Americana Music Circle” showcase at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.”
"One listen and I was hooked. Superb, intelligent, thought-provoking songs. Real songs for real people wrapped in melodies that, promise to capture, inspire and pull the listener in again and again. Songwriters of Lauren Adams' level are few and far between.
“Lauren Adams has A CD here that is infectious, the lyrics and sweet melodies along with some sweet slide work make you want to keep listening, a very well done recording.”