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Praise for Live performances

Playing quietly in front of a painting in a darkened room is perfect for [Pratt]. Her voice is stunning and powerful in her quiet use of it. She played a set of intimate and personal songs that entranced me enough to skip the Indigo Girls's set to see her main performance… - If It’s Too Loud, September 16, 2018

[Pratt has] a voice like Odetta; it resonates at a deep place in a person’s soul. - Patty Griffin, Award-winning singer-songwriter

Praise for albums

“Lauren Pratt has long been planting the seeds of empathy that have grown into her new album, Young American Sycamore…Nowhere is this more prevalent than on ‘Give and Take’… Pratt’s delivery is plaintive, but striking, with the gentle plucking of an acoustic guitar and haunting effect of the violin supporting her angelic vocals…She pairs longing with nostalgia in ‘Blue Eyes,’ which sounds straight out of Patsy Cline’s catalog…She continues to demonstrate her distinct talent for potent imagery in ‘Twenty-Five…’ With Sycamore, Pratt takes listeners into the depth of her songwriting, a style so descriptive that you can’t help but see the deep blue of the Oklahoma sky reflected in someone’s eyes in ‘Blue Eyes’ or feel the fire of the holy ghost burning through your veins on ‘Cocaine Gospel,’ experience the quiet of an echo juxtaposed with the loud silence in ‘Haunting,’ and venture along on her vulnerable search for sanctuary with ‘The Spirit Moves.’ Musically, Pratt maximizes subtle instrumentation, using a crying fiddle, soaring drums, and the twinkle of piano to create melodies that are mystifying in their gentle state, her voice packing a poignant punch like no other.” - Cillea Houghton, No Depression, September 11, 2019

Lauren Pratt Works Through Loss With 'Young American Sycamore': Album Premiere - Gary Graff, Billboard.com, September 10, 2019

“Ghostly in both a lyrical and melodic sense, the single [‘Haunting’] leaves me shivering as the Florida-native's alluringly deep voice rises high at the chorus, against the far away waning of a pedal steel guitar…‘Haunting’ comes off Pratt's upcoming September album Young American Sycamore…I'm excited to see how she uses this talent and obvious visual creativity to further add to the Americana genre.” - Rachel Hammermueller, EARMILK, August 16, 2019

“Pratt’s croon and tension will make you feel like Patsy Cline got to perform one more time…” - Melissa Clarke, Americana Highways, August 12, 2019

“A thick, angelic alto, Americana singer-songwriter Lauren Pratt steps into the shoes of narrator for a bluesy and dark front-porch pickin’ tune called ‘Twenty-five…’ Her voice notches each syllable as a rivet driven into steel and the earth’s outer rim. It’s the kind of outstanding performance, akin to Gretchen Peters, that ferments a long-standing legacy.” - Jason Scott, B-Sides & Badlands, July 31, 2019

From the very first strum, this song [‘Twenty-five’] got my attention…it rolled nicely into a dusky female lead vocal that stunned me. It reminds me of the kind of music from the glory days of Willie and Kris…I really dig the outlaw spirit and raw originality of this track. - Greg Jones, Ear To The Ground, July 29, 2019

With soulful and rich vocals, Lauren Pratt offers up a delectable indie-folk/Americana single named ‘In The Valley’… Lauren’s voice is her anchor… colorful and empathetic… - comeherefloyd, July 3, 2019

[Pratt’s songs] evolve and are replaced by new work—from the propulsive bluegrass rhythms to the ghostly gothic textures—found in her very literate songs. - Elmore Magazine, June 20, 2019

Equally at ease with a warbling coo as she is with stern condescension, Days Like Tonight announces Pratt as a voice that can capture any mood and a writer of close-knit tales. - Bucket Full of Nails, August 17, 2015

Awards and acknowledgements

  • 2019 Planet Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (2nd)

  • 2018 No Depression Singer-Songwriter Award (Winner)

  • 2017 Planet Bluegrass Telluride Troubadour Finalist (3rd)

  • 2017 Planet Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (Honorable Mention)

  • 2016 Planet Bluegrass Telluride Troubadour (Honorable Mention)

  • 2015 LARABAR Renola-Remix Finalist (2nd runner-up)

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