Last night, David’s cousin, Lauren Kay, invited us to her sophomore album release party. Lauren Kay released “Single Mama” in January and celebrated last night at the Malibu on Old Gulf Beach Highway in Pensacola, Florida.
I was really blown away. I had heard some of her studio releases before, but she’s honestly one of the best local artists that I have seen grace a stage in a very long time. Her notes rang clear and she engaged the audience. She also played almost entirely original material. Instead of taking a “short pause for a worthy cause” during set breaks, she actually mingled with the crowd.
More to Me
Check out her latest video release on YouTube, More to Me. There is more to me. More than just a pretty face. Is there more to you?
Isn’t she gorgeous! Her shoes make me jealous, too!
Lauren Kay’s Band
Lauren Kay shared the stage with the amazingly talented David Glencoe (whom I had the pleasure of hearing about 20 years ago) and Mel Knapp (a local bassist). She also invited special guests Robin, who played a mandolin (how unique is that?), and Christina Christian to break things up. The three women harmonized beautifully.
Right now, if you sign up for her newsletter, you can download a free mp3 of “Float”, one of her latest songs. This song touched me so deeply, right where I was sitting. She wrote “Float” after waking up from a nightmare where she about someone chasing her. She heard God tell her that He was there and he would carry all her fears.
Enjoy some photos of the show! If you get the opportunity to check her out, you really should. I hope that David I can catch her again, soon! I hear she’s going to appear at the Gulf Coast Arts Festival.
We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.