The Lauren Mitchell Band
Lauren Mitchell is a musically trained Columbus, Ohio, native turned Floridian. Her band's first album offering is a mix of blues, gospel, and rock. The band formed in 2005 and has been touring in the U.S. and Canada recently.
Mitchell's vocals ooze emotion on top of the band's skillful guitar, organ and piano. I especially liked Mitchell's version of "House of the Rising Sun" with her sultry vocals backed by soulful guitar and Hammond B3 organ, "It's Raining" which showcases Mitchell's big pipes and "Please Come Home" with Mitchell's yearning vocals complemented by guitar riffs and piano. I'm sure we'll hear more from this band in the future! This is well worth a listen or two!
Reviewed by Diane Mandell