Oakland based folk rock singer/songwriter Lauren Hulbert can be found performing around California with her acoustic or electric guitar. If the mood strikes and there is a piano around you'll get lucky and get to hear some of her songs on the keys. Fans have said that perhaps the biggest draw to her music is her voice and have described her sound as wistful, organic and soulful, with elements of musicians Feist and Jeff Buckley. Lauren’s sultry, warm voice and wide variety of raw and authentic songs allows her music to transcend genres and attract even the most selective of listeners. Her songs, heartfelt and manifestly poetic, illuminate upon the bittersweet essence of the human condition, where love, pain and beauty are intricately interweaved into our everyday lives.
To quote one fan - "I am brought vividly into her world with her music. It's a searing tapestry of the contrasts between the uplifting beauties and darker discomforts of human existence. It's so honest, and goes down like honey."
White Flower is set to be released this year, a 5 song EP recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco.
Lauren teaches piano, guitar, ukulele and songwriting. She is a part of the music collective Ivy Hill Entertainment, an San Francisco Bay Area multi-genre music entertainment provider made up of a variety of musicians who all have independent projects of their own.
Outside of music, Lauren's artistic pursuits extend into acting and modeling. She also loves surfing (Indonesia takes the cake so far), traveling the world and exploring new places and people. She's lived in Thailand, Ecuador and briefly in NYC where she quickly realized she is a west coast Cali girl through and through... sunshine, salads and surf, please ;)
Awards include: RAW Artists 2013 Ventura Chapter Artist of the Year & West Coast Songwriters Song of the Month Sept 2014 "Burn"