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by Karen Phillips

Lauren Light: Musical storyteller

by Karen Phillips

A singer since she can remember, Lauren Light began singing professionally after she graduated from North Davidson High School. Inspired by artists like Kelly Clarkson and Jason Mraz, Lauren’s voice has been compared to those of Katy Perry and Fiona Apple, and her music has gained a lot of recognition because her lyrics have been said to capture a sense of reality. “When I write a song, I want to write lyrics people can relate to…. I want them to feel like I am writing their story,” Lauren says. Light, now 21, has performed with many different bands throughout her short career and has toured from her hometown of Lexington to New Mexico. Lauren started her live band in June, 2011. They will be performing at Graffiti’s Bistro Duo in Greensboro this Friday. Lauren was named the Best “Rock Female” for the 2012 Carolina Music Awards. She has released one EP which included three songs on it and will be releasing her new single “Timebomb” on Aug. 7.

Visit her website at www.laurenlight.com.

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