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“An hour after returning to Kansas City from Topeka on a Sunday night — following a performance at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge regional qualifier — Lauren Anderson is sipping wine on the patio of a Crossroads restaurant. She hasn't taken off her performance makeup, and the moonlight finds its way to the glitter around her eyelids....”

“Lauren Anderson has a passion for music that extends beyond her soulful, blues-colored songs. “I love helping other people work through struggles, and better understand themselves and communicate.” Anderson works full-time as a music therapist, and implements songwriting as a powerful therapeutic tool for her clients. Her debut full-length album Truly Me is evidence that she practices what she preaches, with 14 tracks that eloquently express her experiences and emotions...”

“Lauren Anderson and “Truly Me” are well worth checking out – although not a blues album in the strictest sense, it is nicely produced, written and performed, with original songs – and has something for all tastes!...”

“Lauren Anderson is a fine songwriter, too, versatile and honest. She puts her cards — and her heart — on the table, right there in the liner notes: “This CD ... includes most of what I know, who I am, who I’d like to be and where I’d like to go.” That’s a rare and vulnerable admission for somebody working the blues. It’s also an important part of what makes Truly Me work...”

“David had vetted some of the performers, such as; Lauren Anderson from Chicago, Ill. who is now based out of Kansas City, and by day is a Music Therapist at KU Medical Center, while working on her Graduate degree. But this evening not only did she sing solo, with her acoustic guitar and mandolin, but she utilized some of her Music Therapy hospital skills from Pediatric, to work with a children's group of singers who made their stage debut, for their Mom, Nana and the assembled friends, families and customers.”

“Nutcracker... that always makes me giggle... any way... boulevard's nutcracker is "inexpensive" tonight and it's a drink I can make. Also... should you get an opportunity to see Lauren Anderson perform you will be not be disappointed. She tickled the keys at Green Lady Lounge last night. She has a bright future and I'm not above duct tapping her to our piano to get her booked. She's playing at Bar Louie in the Power & Light. Check her page for the schedule.”

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