Spellbinding. That’s a powerful word, but it’s really the only one that suits the talented Lauren Hulbert. The California singer-songwriter has lived worldwide- from East Coast to West Coast, and Thailand to Ecuador. Her dreamy vocals have been leaving audiences breathless for years, enchanting listeners with her warm, winsome, highly personal combination of folk, alternative country-rock, and atmospheric semi-acoustic pop. Ben Folds Five, The New Amsterdams, and Weezer are just some of the bands that gave her the spark she needed to ignite her musical career, and that fire is still being fueled by other inspirations like Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Feist, Andy Shauf and Henry Jamison. The singer has a diversified palate: while she is currently a folk-pop artist, she began competing in Bach and classical festivals as a kid. She can switch back and forth between her classically trained piano skills or self-taught guitar expertise easily. Her favorite lyrical subject is the human condition; she finds inspiration in every feeling, emotion, and situation to create lyrically dense and bona fide tracks. It’s important for Lauren to vocalize and visualize her experiences and hardships into muses to build connections and heal others.
A fan described Lauren Hulbert’s music perfectly, “It’s so honest, and goes down like honey.” Her shows are subtly dazzling, her recordings are softly gorgeous, and her screen presence is positively luminous. Best of all, she does it in a manner that isn’t ostentatious in the slightest: Hulbert favors pure and unadorned folk arrangements that emphasize her thoughtful lyrics, her carefully-wrought melodies, and her radiant voice.