“...my favourite numbers are the energetic "Don't Turn Away", the tongue-in-cheek "Ignorance Is A Bliss", that reminds me of something Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart could have written, the Celtic "Plows In Our Field", the ABBA-esque "Hearts Of Steel" and the airy "Where The Wild Things Are". But the potential radio hit is without doubt "Lost Dawg", a song so catchy that you'll love it after the very first hearing. Why the Nashville majors are not putting this song in their divas' repertoire is a mystery.”
“The Beatles meet the Cardigans”
“Lauren Braddock Havey writes fearlessly...”
“ "Too often, albums are just a collection of songs but A JOURNEY TO THE SON is a 'concept album' in the best possible sense. It's a heartfelt story sung and written by the one who truly experienced the tale. Kudos to Lauren and producer/co-writer Don Henry for creating something real and really beautiful." ”
“Lauren Braddock is a great artist. She turns the chaos ogf infertility land at at risk pregnancy land into a story that inspires and astounds. Lauren's quirky intelligence and deeply rooted joy transform this difficult journey into a wise and jagged smile of a tale. It's a very good thing to see Bobby Braddock's daughter manifest a brilliance all her own.”
“intelligent and creative songwriting style is no surprise considering her background...voice reminded me of Melanie...it's fascinating to listen in on her musical exploration...strong debut and really kinda fun!"”
"story songs that brim with spunk, wit and passion... if you want to know what happened to that kid born at Woodstock, Lauren Braddock is your answer."
"Hey hey Mama, say the way she sing, got a way with words, lyrics, everything..."
"Lauren and her producer Don Henry have made an incredibly poignant and personal album. These songs run the gamut from adult lullabies to swampy celebrations, and they're all delivered with the droll turns-of-phrase and great humor that Lauren has inherited in part from her dad and which she has refined through her own experiences. I hope this gets adapted for musical theater, as difficult as the subject matter seems; the songs are a natural for that milieu.”
“The songs serve as a testament to possibility and hope and any expecting parent could probably relate. Despite telling tails of discomfort, the songs are buoyed by Lauren’s bright voice that is strong throughout the disc. She doesn't wallow and is especially effective on the song “Breast Intentions” where she sings in a voice reminiscent of Sheryl Crow. Produced by Don Henry, arrangements vary from acoustic lullabies to rock”