Lauren Adams – Somewhere Else (2016) Web FLAC

Label/Cat#:Self Released / 0700261443614
Year:Jul 19, 2016

Adams’ musical journey began on the stage of the world-famous Troubadour in West Los Angeles with a performance that was so tentative, she was completely caught off guard by the waves of applause.

The response was so positive, she said, that I realized, ‘Hey, I could actually do this.’ That was summer of 1978, when the club still hosted its open-mic Hoot Night, where songwriters could get up and play a few.

Since that time, she actually has done it:

Opened shows for Leon Russell in Fort Lauderdale and for Rita Coolidge in Southern California.

Gigged regularly (some would say relentlessly ) at clubs and festivals across California, Texas, Colorado, and in Nashville, TN.

Released three CDs of her own songs

Had her song Thirsty featured in the Lion’s Gate film Peaceful Warrior (starring Nick Nolte)

Hosted LA’s longest-running Americana music event, the Americana Song Circle for 10 years

As she has done on her previous three releases, with Somewhere Else, Adams delivers quality songwriting in the Carol King/Eagles/Lucinda Williams vein: deep Americana roots and vivid storytelling delivered by a group of tasteful, compassionate players including her producer and friend Nick Kirgo (Nels Kilne of Wilco, JD Souther, Vonda Shepard, Pocket Goldberg and Dave Fraser).

01. It Takes What It Takes (3:57)
02. Somewhere Else (3:25)
03. Henry (From Saginaw, MI) (3:23)
04. Heavy, Heavy Heart (3:51)
05. Miss You (3:54)
06. The Shoe Fits (4:26)
07. Oh Marie (3:36)
08. Between Me and You (4:04)
09. We Try Harder (3:57)
10. Bayview Drive (3:00)
11. National Cheer up the Lonely Day (3:25)
12. Seminole Wind (4:37)