Jake’s Take Podcast: Lauren Minear

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Lauren Minear to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast.

Lauren Minear is a Nashville-raised singer-songwriter set to release her debut album, Invisible Woman, out October 14. 

She is steeped in the vulnerability of Nashville soul, the real deal; tender and passionate, yet raw and brutally honest songwriting in the lineage of Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, and Gillian Welch. Like these women, Lauren wears her heart on her sleeve as she explores the corners of love through a fragile lens of self-awareness, evoking the likes of Anais Mitchell, Taylor Swift, and Natalie Merchant.

Born in Manhattan, Lauren’s family moved to Nashville, where she grew up, spending her formative years sharing her parents’ love of Brooks & Dunn, KD Lang, Garth Brooks, and Patsy Cline. She also immersed herself in the sounds from the country music radio stations they tuned into on their regular drives from the city to New Orleans to visit her grandparents and the southern soul there, radiating out of The Big Easy.

Memorizing songs by Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Mariah Carey, and Shania Twain, and with Nashville songwriting seemingly steeped in her blood, Lauren Minear wrote her first song, “Daddy’s Little Girl,” at 14 years old, and soon found herself interning on Music Row at Major Bob Music, at Sony ATV Publishing and in the studio with Steve Earle as well as performing and recording an EP with guitarist George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt).

Now a Mother of two little boys and again living in New York with Madi Diaz, Brandi Carlile, Allison Russell, and YEBBA on her stereo, Lauren’s journey has been far from just musical; her life has given her a rich and varied tapestry of experiences from which to draw as a songwriter. A transformative journey that has given her confidence and power, Lauren’s artistry and songwriting skills were rekindled when she became a mother. This process changed her perception of the world and herself and brought her back to music and the spiritual therapy of creativity.

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Lauren Minear spoke about the lessons she learned as an intern for Major Bob Music and Sony ATV Publishing in Nashville. She also spoke about the stories behind some of her song: “Fools in Love,” “Last Generation,” and “Soul Tied.”

For more information about Lauren Minear, visit her website.

You can connect with Lauren Minear on social media. Visit her Facebook, Instagram, TikTok  & YouTube channels.

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